Typing? Yes. Typing in the future might be completely voice activated, somewhat similar to Siri on the iPhone and iPad. But typing today is much like typing was decades ago, except the typewriter has been replaced by a computer’s keyboard.
Is learning to type worthwhile? Yes. And the earlier children learn to type the better. Couple typing ability with good reading comprehension skills, and the skills needed to create sentences that are complete, coherent, and with logical progression, and a child will always do well in school, and in adult life.
Enough of my soapbox. If you have a child who’s already curious about what goes on on your Mac, add Toddler Typer to your apps. For less than a dollar, a child learns the alphabet and keyboard through simple instructions in a game-like atmosphere.
The A to Z keys will display animals with names that begin with the letter. Press a key and the toddler will hear the sound the animals make. The idea here is to get a child comfortable with pressing specific keys.
That’s it. Toddler Typer needs more. It’s not ready for Retina displays on the MacBook Pro. All the animal names are in English. It doesn’t have a spelling mode. There are no options for words. But it’s a start, and could go a long way toward making a child comfortable with the keyboard.