I bought this for my 9 yr old to start practice typing as part of her homeschool day. She does very well with it. After the first day, I haven't even sat down with her. She does it all on her own. I would have given it 5 stars but I allowed my 9 yr old to give the stars. She chose the 4. I think because it's a little too childish in her book! She's unimpressed with the parrot. As a mom, though, it's what I was looking for.
My 6 year old is just beginning and my 2 other children have been typing for a few years. This program meets all of their needs! Well done, fun and creative while allowing the parent/ teacher to control many functions.
My children (ages 6, 8, 11) beg to "play the typing game." Since I have bought this program, they don't ask to play video games anymore. So I am pleased that it keeps them engaged, and they enjoy doing the exercises. They are learning to type, but are enjoying the process. I also like the fact that the selections of passages for typing practice are very good, chosen from classical literature.