Spelling City.com is a website with free registration that lets you type in a list of spelling words, save them, and provide fun practice or testing for your child. I’ve played around with it today and have been quite impressed. I think it will be a great occasional supplement for my 1st & 3rd graders, who are both fairly proficient at typing.
Speaking of typing, if you’re looking for a simple, reasonably-priced program for teaching children to type, I can recommend Typing Instructor for Kids. My 3rd-grader is learning type very well with it. There is an option, also, for learning the number keypad, and my 6-year-old enjoys that.
Another typing program that is free and online from the BBC that we have used for supplemental practice is called Dance Mat Typing. It’s a little annoying, but gets the job done.
Do you have another typing program that you like? Leave me a comment to share!