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Nessy Fingers Touch Typing

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From: £30.00 / year

We guarantee it’s the most fun you’ll have learning to touch type!

 

About the Program

Our famous Nessy Fingers has been upgraded. Now online, the program has 5 brand new islands with 3 games on each, and new trophies to collect!

Nessy Fingers will take you through 5 lessons covering the Home Keys and each portion of the alphabet teaching you how to touch type. Once you’ve played the lessons there are games to reinforce learning and a typing speed test for when you’ve mastered the keyboard!

 

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How it Works

Lessons and games are narrated and subtitled, and a keyboard is visible on screen. After each lesson you’ll be rewarded with a rosette and directed to the games you can play to develop the skills you’ve just learnt and win trophies.

Race dinosaurs on Dino Island, beat the court characters at Dragon Pants Castle and face the slippery perils of Penguin Mountain, collect nuggets for coming first, second or third!

Lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Home Keys (Learn the correct fingers positions to make touch typing easy and fun!)
  • Lesson 2: Keys A-G
  • Lesson 3: Keys H-N
  • Lesson 4: Keys P-Z
  • Lesson 5: Punctuation

 

Islands:

  • Dino Island
  • Penguin Mountains
  • Black Rock Island
  • Lost Lagoon
  • Monkey Jungle

 

Key Features:

  • Rapid learning in just 5 short lessons
  • Choose from different word lists or input your own!
  • Swim as Nessy to set personal speed and accuracy targets
  • Colour-coding to aid fast learning
  • Sets a personal best typing target
  • Skill-o-meter lets you set the difficulty level
  • Keys are taught alphabetically
  • Unique time trial test which uses full sentences to assess speed

 

Mount Glory

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Collect trophies for completing all 5 lessons and coming first on the island races! Click an empty pedestal to see how to win that trophy as you make your way around the Nessy Finger islands and tackle the time trial!


Read a full Nessy Fingers breakdown here.

 

Test yourself against the clock!

The Nessy time trial is unique, using full sentences and punctuation to set a personal best for words per minute and accuracy that will be displayed in Mount Glory – your trophy island. Your personal best sets the default Skill-o-meter difficulty for all other games.

 

 

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Test your typing speed in our mini-game! Compete against other Nessy characters in a 60-second race to the finish and find out if you have lightning fingers!

test your typing speed

Why Learn to Touch Type?

Schools in the UK don’t regularly teach touch typing which is also sometimes called keyboarding, but with the prominence of computers and technology in today’s society it’s an invaluable skill to learn. As a 1998 article by Gary Hopkins in the American journal Education World puts it: “With an enormous computer presence in schools, the question is no longer whether to teach keyboarding but when to teach it.”
 

8 Reasons to Learn Touch Typing:

  • Learning to touch type is like riding a bike, once you’ve learnt you will never forget how!
  • Reduced need for handwriting which can be a challenging area for some people with dyslexia
  • Speed – touch typing is significantly faster than the hunt and peck method. In the future this can lead to increased employability/job prospects, but right now it can mean less time on homework!
  • You don’t have to look at the keyboard, allowing you to correct your errors in real-time as you make them, rather than looking up to check after every letter/word/sentence.
  • Improved ICT skills
  • Research has shown that learning to type early on, in the first few years of schooling, can benefit student’s reading, comprehension, vocabulary and spelling skills.
  • It also gives an alternate way to learn to spell, you become used to the pattern and structure of the letters and muscle memory can help you remember spellings.
  • A recent study showed that there is no difference between those with dyslexia and those without when work is typed, but a significant difference when it is handwritten.

 


“Teaching touch typing skills and allowing pupils to use a computer for written work can allow more concentration to be focussed on the content of the piece. At secondary level, this may give significant improvement in exam grades”

– BDA (British Dyslexia Association)

 

Reviews

“I’ve tried the BBC one and another commercial one and I touch type myself. I like the way they teach you alphabetically (you learn letters in alphabetical order, which will be a great help to my daughter with her spelling), the lessons are short and clear with rewards, and the practise games are as fun as it can be, my daughter forgot she was practising because she wanted to win. We’ve only just started it, but I’m impressed.”
– Lisa, Parent

“It really is very simple and great fun. My 7 year old dyspraxic son doesn’t even realise we are teaching him to type…it’s a treat that he gets if he has been good.”
-Matthew, Parent

The animations are awesome…Nessy Fingers is so well set out and logical and FUN! A real winner.
– Kirsty, Parent

“I just want to express how thankful I was to receive my copy of Nessy Fingers less than 24 hours after placing my order. This is the first touch typing tutor he has tried that actually works. He was diagnosed with dyslexia in June and since finding Nessy Fingers has been working away on it every day. Thank you so very much for producing such a great product and providing the best customer service possible.”
– Clare, Parent

“This is the best typing program I have seen and feel it really encourages the children to want to succeed. A pupil said after using the program ‘we learn and have fun at the same time’.”
– Hazel, Teacher


Key Features

  • Rapid learning in just 5 short lessons
  • Swim as Nessy to set personal speed and accuracy targets
  • Colour-coding to aid fast learning
  • Sets a personal best typing target
  • 5 brand new islands, each with 3 games
  • Skill-o-meter lets you set the difficulty level
  • Keys are taught alphabetically
  • Unique time trial test which uses full sentences to assess speed

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