||Adventures in Typing
with Timon &
||(Win95/98/Me/XP/Mac) (Jewel Case) (ADVTYPEDJ)
Ages: 6 and up
The FamilyPC 100 (June/July 1999)
Good Housekeeping 1999's Top 10 CD-ROMs
Fundamentals of Typing
Finger placement, home row technique, editing mistakes and
lots of good typing habits - learn all this and more as you progress through
five exciting and challenging activities. Throughout your typing adventure, get
private lessons from Rafiki, and plenty of laughs from wild and wacky Timon and
Five Fun Activities Build Essential
Letter recognition, finger placement and
home row technique - who knew learning the basics could be such a hit?
Savannah Water & Power
Type words with an emphasis
on accuracy - that's the correct way to quench Timon and Pumbaa's thirst.
Learning to type phrases with accuracy,
more than with speed, is the fastest way to catch your dinner.
Learning to type sentences where speed
is important can keep you from being the main course.
Type paragraphs, edit mistakes - c'mon
get to it. Weary Timon and Pumbaa are stuck here until you get it right.
- Finger Placement
- Home Row Technique
- Edit Mistakes
- Accuracy and Speed
- Letter Recognition to Word Processing
So, What's The Score?
Check out your progress with reports that track
improvements and success in accuracy, words per minute and other statistics.
Ready-to-frame certificates reward a job well done.
Need Some Extra Help?
Not only does Rafiki
provide private lessons in an ongoing tutorial, but the User Profile feature
customizes each lesson by "reading" your progress and problem areas, then
automatically adjusts the difficulty.
95/98/Me/XP - Pentium 90MHz or faster processor, 16MB RAM, 20MB free hard
disk space, quad speed CD-ROM drive, 16-bit sound card, 256 color VESA, PCI or
other local bus video, Windows compatible mouse.
Tested OK on Windows XP. Best to use compatibility mode,
640x480 with 256 colors, to avoid video problems. Voice modems may also need to
be talk disabled.
Probably does not work on Vista (untested). There may be a
slightly newer version of this software available from some sellers which does
not work on Macintosh and will work on Vista.
Macintosh - PowerPC 75MHz processor, System 7.5-9.2,
24MB RAM, 20MB free hard disk space, quad speed CD-ROM drive, 256 color video
Might work either in Classic Mode on OS/X or under OS/X
native. Sorry; we have no way of testing this.
Kid's Domain by
"Learning to type, ho-hum! That's the attitude most kids
have toward typing, and who can blame them? Let's face it, drills, drills, and
more drills is usually not something that anyone wants to spend their time
doing. But typing is no longer just for office workers, as computer use
inevitably increases at home and at work every year. So what's the answer?
Timon and Pumbaa, of course!"
"Timon and Pumbaa are among my favorite Disney characters,
and so I was looking forward to testing this game. Well, I had to fight my kids
to play! My 12 year old is extremely competitive, and kept coming to me to
announce her new scores. As she doesn't know how to type, this is wonderful in
that I won't have to push her to learn now. This is indeed a highly successful
combination of tried-and-true typing techniques, encouragement, fun and
personal skill tracking that will inspire even the most reluctant typist. The
only drawback to this program is that numbers aren't taught!"
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