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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Keyboarding for the Christian School

Christian Keyboarding

Filling Your Student's Mind with God's Word Using Typing Skills

  • Keyboarding for the Christian School  Elementary version
  • Author – Leanne Beitel
  • Designed for  grades  K-5th
  • Program offers the basics of learning the keyboard
  • $12.95 e-book edition
  • $45.00 hardback edition

Rebekah has been testing Keyboarding for the Christian School in our house.  Rebekah has had some typing experience and this program reinforced the typing skills she had, while increasing her speed and accuracy.

This program reminds me of learning how to type when I was in school. It is not flashy or gimmicky but filled with repetitive exercises.  I decided to print out the e-book and punch holes and place in a three rind binder, so it became an easy to open book. 

The beginning lessons teach the home row with each lesson teaching two letters using the right and left hand respectively. These lessons quickly progress to typing short words. By lesson 17 all letters are taught, and then symbols are started.

Starting with Lesson 18, which teaches the shift key, full Bible verses are typed. Every complete sentence typed in this program is a Bible verse. 

This is a very complete typing program. By the end of the book, numbers have been taught as well as centering and lists.  The program ends with timed writings to help develop speed and accuracy.

I liked that this was a book. There was no moving characters or extraneous noise to distract Rebekah from the lesson. She could complete a lesson in about 10 to 15 minutes. I realize the later lessons may take longer, but working into longer lessons will be good for her.


We used Microsoft Word for all typing practice. Rebekah decided that she did not want to look at the screen while she was typing, so she figured out how to place the book above the keys, in front o the screen. I liked that she did this as she could not see if she was making mistakes thereby increasing her speed.  Since Rebekah is learning on a laptop computer, I disabled the touch mouse pad while she was typing.

Rebekah also enjoyed typing from a book as she could do one of her favorite activities; pretend play. She would pretend to be working in an office and needing to type for her job. Or, she would say she was in college, like her brother, and type papers.


I feel this is a very solid typing program.  The e-book version is reasonably priced. This program does take parental involvement to get set up each day as well as grading the lessons. A more advanced typing book is also available from Christian Keyboarding.

Many of my Crew Mates also reviewed  Christian Keyboarding’s program, Keyboarding for the Christian School.  Click on the banner below to read what experiences they had with the product. 


Disclaimer:  As an Independent contractor for The Old Schoolhouse and member of the Schoolhouse Review Crew I received Keyboarding for the Christian School elementary edition , for free from Christian Keyboarding  in exchange for my honest review of their product.  All opinions given are mine and/or my children’s.

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