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Best Typing Games for Kids

Typing Games for Kids

In today’s digital world, typing is an essential skill for kids. Typing games for kids are a great way to make learning to type easier and more fun. Typing games for kids encourage typing skills by using fun, mission, and accomplishment-based activities.

Does your child struggle to get the hang of touch typing? These are the best typing games we've found for helping kids learn to type, increase their typing speed, and develop good keyboarding habits. Plus, they make typing practice fun.

Here are 10 typing games that are designed for kids to improve their typing speed and accuracy.


TypeTastic.com

TypeTastic.com

TypeTastic is an interactive typing game for kids. TypeTastic helps kids learn where all the letters are on the keyboard. With 13 fun games and 400 activities, kids will discover the keyboard layout, learn proper typing form, and practice their keyboarding skills. This game provides a complete K-12 typing curriculum for kids to learn and practice typing skills. Kids are competing against their best time, so there’s always room for improvement. It is suitable for children who want to practice typing faster.

Price: Free

Age: 7+

Kids can play the typing games on this website: typetastic.com


Animal Typing

Animal Typing

Animal Typing is a fun typing game for children to start learning how to touch type. It is accessible from complete beginner level and it matches the user’s typing speed to the speed of the animal it assigns them, so if you get a snail, you had better speed up! It really promotes typing skills - with space, return and punctuation needed to be used too, not just letters. It even shows the user where to place their fingers on the keyboard. Animal Typing supports various keyboard layouts and keyboard languages (not just Qwerty). This typing game is best for older kids looking to improve their typing speed. You can download Animal Typing game on iPad and iPhone.

Price: Free

Age: 6+


TypingClub

TypingClub

Typing club is simple and easy to use online typing game for children. In this game, the aim is to work your way up to 100 words a minute. There are instructional videos, challenging games and anchoring lessons that ensure that kids place their hands correctly on the keyboard. This game teaches kids to never look down at the keyboard, whilst giving you guidance on proper finger positioning. There are different levels of difficulties kids can choose from.

Aimed at students in pre-k, kindergarten, and the 1st grade, Jungle Junior will also teach children to associate each letter on the keyboard with the correct finger while improving alphabet recognition, dexterity, and familiarity with technology.

Price: Free and Pro

Age: 8+


Keyboard Climber 2

Keyboard Climber 2

This typing game is perfect for younger kids as there is no timer in this game. So, it’s fun and appropriate for kids who are just learning the alphabet. In Keyboard Climber 2, a monkey is stuck in a cave. Kids help the monkey jump up rock platforms. They do this by recognizing the letters on the screen. With each letter kids type correctly, the monkey gets a banana bunch.

Price: Free

Age: 5+


Type For Fun

Type For Fun

This typing game is great for kids just starting out with their keyboard journey. This one doesn't have the ability to choose levels, so it's best for beginners. To play the game, kids needs to type whole words before the aeroplane banner travels to the other end of the screen. The air speed can be increased as the user’s speed and accuracy improve. The words range from very simple (3 characters) to advanced (up to 11 characters). The latest score is displayed on screen and you can view a range of data including highest score and words per minute.

Price: Free

Age: 6+

Type for Fun can be downloaded on iPhone and iPad devices.


Type Defense - Typing and Writing Game

Type Defense - Typing Game

Type Defence is a fun typing game that brings a brand new approach to all typing games. You can either play it as a game or a fun way to practice typing. Type Defense will surely improve your writing skills. You have to write each word correctly if you want to shoot desert bandits.

Each word typed correctly allows you to shoot-to-kill. With a rather nice dessert soundtrack and sound effects included, this neat little typing game supports multiple languages and is an extremely fun way to improve typing skills. This game is more suitable for older children who are familiar with the keyboard and would like to build on their muscle memory by learning to type without looking at the keyboard.

Price: Free

Age: 10+

Get Type Defence game for iPhone, iPad and Android


Super Qwerty Tank Z

Super Qwerty Tank Z

This retro-gone-educational game is so fun that kids won’t even realize they’re improving their typing while playing it. It’s a unique typing game which will keep kids totally absorbed and amused as they work on their typing skills by correctly typing the words displayed on screen in order to shoot them from their tank. We really like that to re-load your tank you have to shake your device, making it a rather multi-sensory typing game experience too. Tanks can be upgraded through in app purchases, but a lot of typing fun can be had for free.

Price: Free

Age: 10+

Get Super Qwerty Tank for iPhone and iPad.


Typing Fingers

Typing Fingers

Typing fingers is a really fun and well-designed typing game that advances children’s touch-typing skills. The graphics are attractive and the features are pretty sophisticated. The main requirement is that you will need an external keyboard. This may seem a drawback, but it actually provides the ideal environment in which children can get used to a full-size keyboard. Typing speed can be increased or decreased to suit age and ability and it shows where to place fingers, even how to sit to maintain good posture while typing. Fun games make up the second part of each ‘lesson’ and kids will love them.

Price: Free

Age: 6+

Get Typing fingers for Android, iPad, Windows Store, Mac App Store


Type to Run

Type to Run

This is a fast-paced typing game which helps to increase typing speed and accuracy while providing gameplay fun. It has the look and feel of a classic arcade game, alongside a cartoon-like soundtrack. The premise is simple: run away from the monster by typing letters to clear the pathway. Stumble on speed or accuracy at your peril! Be warned: the gun pops and slightly gruesome experience of ‘death by typo’ might be off-putting to some parents but certainly not for most kids, who will find this super-fun.

Price: Free

Age: 8+

Get Type to Run for Android, iPad, iPhone


Alpha Munchies

Alpha Munchies

Alpha Munchies is a free typing game for kids inspired by Atari’s Space Invaders. The point is to shoot the little pixel aliens before they hit the blocks protecting you and your items (in this case, your lunch). But in this version, you need to shoot them by typing the letters that appear above each alien. Alpha Munchies is perfect for elementary-age students learning the alphabet, but it is also great for older kids wanting to speed up their typing (you can pick the difficulty level).

Price: Free

Age: 5+

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ZType

ZType

ZType has the look and feel of an old-school arcade game along the lines of space invaders, only you have to type out the words heading toward you in order to survive. It’s a fast-paced typing game which kids will really enjoy, but the speed and word selection will make it more suited to older children. It measures accuracy as a percentage of total and also calculates the longest streak of words you have blasted, so it really feels more like a game than a learning app. There are many keyboards available but the ads are really rather intrusive, so you might want to upgrade to get rid of them.

Price: Free

Age: 10+

Get ZType for Android, iPad, iPhone


Speedy - How fast can you type the alphabet?

Speedy - How fast can you type the alphabet?

If you have an older kid who’s already pretty good at typing but just wants to get faster, this is the game for him. In ‘practice’ mode you can type out all the letters of the alphabet in order and beat your time in this fast-paced typing game. This typing game records times to the milli-second for those who are trying for a personal best. In survival mode you need to type letters of the keyboard in order to survive and increase your score and work to beat your ‘record’. You can even share your results via email, which is a nice touch!

Price: Free

Age: 6+

Get Speedy for Android, iPad, iPhone


TypeDojo.com

TypeDojo.com

These free typing games from TypeDojo will help your child learn touch typing. It has lessons for four levels: Basic, Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. The game and typing practice options are engaging and entertaining. These typing games are designed for kids of any age.

Price: Free

Age: 6+

Devices: Website


How to find good Typing Games for Kids

Living in today’s digital world, it’s pretty important that kids know how to type. But learning to type doesn’t have to be a chore. The above typing games will get your child’s tiny fingers moving. The typing games are meant to motivate and help your children to become typing gurus who confidently take on challenges at the keyboard.

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