A Closer Look At The Dance Mat Typing Game

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The world today revolves around the use of computers. Without basic computer skills, life is bound to difficult for you. Imagine a situation where you cannot edit your CV, leave alone sending an email. As you go about your daily business, you will realize that most people who are considered proficient in using computers started using them at a very young age. As a parent, it is your duty to teach your kids can use a computer at an early age. It is at this point where a game like dance mat typing kicks in.

Dance mat typing game


If you are not so sure what a dance mat game is, it is a game for kids to help them learn how to type faster and efficiently. This game is divided into four main levels, which are further subdivided into some stages. This article looks at level 1 or the beginner level and all its stages.

Level 1

Stage 1

In the beginner level, this stage shows you how to place your fingers correctly on the keyboard. It is at this stage where one is showed how to align their fingers in the home row or the one with “ÁSDFGHJKL”, where the index fingers are placed on the F and J. At this stage, you are also encouraged to tap the space tab with the index finger.

Stage 2

Upon completion, this stage kicks off by doing a review on what was taught in the first stage and goes ahead and teaches one how to use the vowels “E & I.” At this stage, the learner is taught or encouraged to take these two vowels without moving away from the home row. The exercise starts from easy to hard. The good thing is that the interactive nature of this course makes everything interesting.

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Stage 3

After completing stage 2, stage 3 introduces you to using “R” and “U.” After completing these stage, you should be comfortable with typing words on the home tab along with the letter “E, I, R, & U”. Likewise, all the other level serve to learn how to use other parts of the keyboard.

Introducing your kids to dance mat typing is not used to improve your typing skills, it also has other benefits. To a kid, the songs at the end of each stage and animated teachers are bound to entertain them as well. Notwithstanding, persons of all ages can play this game.