Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Touch Typing for Young Children- Keyboard Climber 2

In this 4 minute video, I demonstrate a touch typing game called Keyboard Climber 2.

This is the follow up game to Keyboard Climber and it is more sophisticated, requiring the user to use upper case and lowercase letters and numbers.

The video comes with a full set of subtitles but if you would prefer to access the video via a full transcript, please find one below.

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Hello everyone. It is James from the Visual Impairment Team in Devon.

In this video I am going to demonstrate a touch typing game called Keyboard Climber 2.

The best way to find it is to search for “Keyboard Climber 2” in Google.

It can be found on two websites,

Tvokids.com and typing.com.

I have recorded on demo of the original game, Keyboard Climber, so make sure that you watch that. It is a much simpler game.

So let’s play. I will take you through level 1 so that you get a taste of what the game is all about.

There are 4 levels in this game.

Level 1 is about lower case letters.

Level 2 is about upper case letters.

Level 3 is about upper and lower case and

Level 4 is about numbers.


It is free and can be accessed in any browser.

Entertaining animations and sounds that will motivate young children

4 difficulty levels focusing on different keyboard skills.

The game can be made larger using the Zoom facility in a browser


Although the design is attractive I think that it is too busy or complicated for a child with a visual impairment.

The contrast is poor- pink letters against yellow bananas.

Also the font is too ugly- it is hard to identify the letters at times.

Also you might have to watch a video ad before you play it.

Thanks for watching my video tour of Keyboard Climber 2.

If this video has helped you, please share it with your friends, colleagues  and family.

I have created lots of other videos relating to touch typing and there is a link to my playlist below.

If you have any comments or questions or anything to add to the discussion, please leave them below.

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