It's odd thinking of children gaining keyboard skills away from any keyboard, but that is the originality of Keyboard Crazy, a keyboard and literacy aid created along the lines of a board game. A recent pilot in 70 local schools run by Wakefield and the game's makers, Keywise Systems, convinced local schools of the board's effectiveness. Education advisory teacher Susan Garrett says: "At the end of the trial, many schools purchased the games as the results indicated that the children's keyboard skills had markedly improved. " www.keyboardcrazy.co.uk
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