Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing! for Kids
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Ratings:

80 from FamilyPC

Introduce Your Child to a Fun-Filled Typing Adventure

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing! has been the world's favorite typing program for years. And no wonder! Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing! makes typing fun.

As a child, Mavis loved to play games on her keyboard. She had so much fun typing, she was eager to help others learn, too. Now your children will meet young Mavis and her faithful dog, Dizzy, and explore the techniques that made Mavis Beacon what she is today.

The learning process starts with individual letters, then moves smoothly on to words and complete sentences. Children can advance at their own pace, without pressure.

By striking the right keys, your child will help Mavis bake a fantastic pie...sort out an overstuffed closet...shampoo the dog...and much, much more. The action and game-like interface will keep kids glued to the keyboard for hours.

Features

Big, easy-to-read letters and numbers

Vivid 256-color VGA graphics

Hundreds of whimsical, interactive animations and sound effects

Realistic speech and original musical score

Special KidLock keeps your child out of your other files

Even nonreaders can have fun and start learning right away!

Three levels keep kids challenged as their skills grow.

Exercises are designed especially for kids, to build valuable keyboarding and early reading skills.

Positive, nurturing feedback stresses accuracy as well as speed.

Program keeps individual progress records for over 20 kids.

Requirements: Windows 95 or Windows 3.1 - 486 SX 33 MHz, 1 MB hard disk space, double speed CD-ROM drive (or higher), SVGA (640x480x256 colors), 8 MB RAM, Windows compatible mouse, Windows compatible sound card.

Reviews:

FamilyPC, September 1996

"Evertything about this typing program is heavy-duty - from its somber, futuristic interface depicting the lobby of Mavis's Learning Institute to the ponderous music to the countless options you have for setting user preferences, taking lessons, and checking your progress. If you want to play a game, you must choose a lesson with a game built in; you cannot go directly to games themselves.:


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