There are four levels to play to complete this game. Each level is divided into three stages.
To begin, players start by learning the home row keys. Each stage is a continuation of previous lessons, introducing new letters players progress through the game.
BBC Bitesize- Dance Mat Typing
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Dance mat typing is a fun way to learn typing. Students are slowly exposed to the various keys of the traditional keyboard. Arranged in level, this four part typing series will move you from a pecker to a pro in a matter of days.
This typing lesson is absolutely free. In addition, the interface is free of ads. This makes it ideal for classroom use.
No Software to Install
This is in the browser. Therefore, no additional software installs are necessary. However, adobe flash is needed for the game to operate.
The game is very child friendly. Students love the animals associated with the various stages. I get the feeling as though the developers and rest of the team had a lot of fun doing this project.
The software guides the students through the stages of the course. However, students may rejoin the course at various stages.
Good for all Ages
Elementary students will find these delightful, older students may become annoyed at the juvenile nature of the characters.
Backed by the BBC
This program is a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) production. This a service paid for by the taxpayers of the United Kingdom (UK).
There is not much to complain about here.
The exaggerated accents of the animals may be a tad too much for older users. The animated dancing and catchy songs sure holds the attention of students.
Lack of Tracking
There is no way to effectively keep track of mastery.