Hi everyone! Welcome to our homeschool typing curriculum forum! Obviously today we’ll be discussing various typing programs and I’m excited to hear your favorites.



We’ve been using Typing Instructor for a couple years now. We purchased the CD version which allows you to create several users. One thing I like is that there are several levels of courses to choose from depending on skill level. There are 20+ typing level courses total, you can start at the very beginning Ages 8-9 Course, the Home Row level, then go all the way up through to an Advanced Keyboarding Course. This makes me think I won’t have to search for a new typing program on a yearly basis.


They also have fun games top play to help encourage speed and progress. I also like that the program includes a results section so I can see how my students are progressing.


What’s The Cost? You can purchase a CD version for Windows or MAC for about $30 (You can usually get them at Sam’s, Costco, or online.)

There is also an online version where you’ll go to their site each day, log in to do your lesson. Prices are below:

  • 3.95 – 7 days
  • 6.95 – Monthly
  • $14.95 – 3 Months
  • $29.95 – Yearly

Another free online typing curriculum is from Typing Web. We haven’t used this one much, but I have heard good things about it, and like I said it’s free!


So, now comes the fun part!

What are your favorite Typing curriculum, resources, websites, etc? Leave a comment below discussing your choices for this year and why.

Feel free to ask questions or reply to each other too!

It’s my way of doing a forum without actually doing a forum haha!

And hopefully this will help us all as we start the process of researching curriculum, and trying to decide what will be the best fit for our homeschool.

Note: Please keep today’s conversations geared towards TYPING, I will be posting one for each subject separately so we can keep our comments organized.

Click here if you missed my previous Homeschool Curriculum Forum posts!

Disclosure: This was not a sponsored post, I may however be affiliated with one or more products mentioned. The opinions expressed in this post were not influenced by the company. They are products I have used and felt like sharing, cuz’ it’s my blog and I can if I want to.


  1. We have been using a free online course, but I agree with Dana, they are lacking a lot of times and are usually geared towards younger kids, I have some older chldren that are still learning typing so they don’t care for the online ones.. Thanks for posting about Typing Instructor, it sounds like a great one to use!

  2. I just bought Keyboard Classroom for my boys. I’m sorry I don’t have a link handy right now but I’m very encouraged with the looks of it. My BJU Consultant had is on display at the Teach Them Diligently convention this past weekend. We’ve used Typing Instructor too but my older son (14) does not like it at all but wants to learn to type quickly and correctly. Keyboard Classroom is the answer I hope.

  3. We are using a free program online called Typing web. This takes them through each lesson same as yours. You log in as a teacher and add your students. It keeps track of their attendance and grade. It finds their weak keys and helps to strengthen them. It teaches from beginner to advanced.. I’m signing up for me too..

  4. I tried the free tutors offered by the BBC and Sense Lange to teach my kids typing skills. Initially they were excited, but that soon faded away. I think these free programs are great to do some exercises, but not to learn the proper typing technique. We ended up purchasing the http://www.typekids.com course, which is great but not free 🙁

  5. Hi,
    I just read Paige’s comments on Keyboard Classroom. You can find it at http://www.KeyboardClassroom.com.
    This program is NOT like the other typing programs on the market. It was designed by educators who understand how students learn. It uses repetition to build muscle memory in the fingers. It also uses Incentives to keep the students motivated and encouraged! It DOES NOT use games or flashy images to try to hold the students attention. Those never work!
    It can be brought for $39.95 for a Single User License and the license can be used over and over again for the next children in line to type!
    You will NOT be disappointed in this typing program!

    1. Hi Carrie! I’m very interested in the Keyboard Classroom but I have a Mac and it says I have to have a “parallels” software to run the Keyboard Classroom on my computer. I wanted to contact someone to ask some questions about this but I can’t find any contact info on the website. From your posts it sounds like you work for this company…any chance you can provide me some contact info to ask some questions?



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