The key to success

26th May 2000 at 01:00
KEYBOARD CRAZY. Recognition Learning Services, pound;48 for key stage 1 and 2. Tel: 0151 226 5000.

Keyboard Crazy is a good idea. It consists of a giant PC keyboard frame into which you slide one of two double-sided mastercards. These offer upper- and lower-case visual clues for younger children, and a blank one for your own ideas.

A selection of simple games involves matching plastic blocks to the right slots, so improving speed and ability on thePC keyboard. The games provide opportunities for individuals or teams to improve letter and number sequencing skills.

This is the brainchild of David Dodd, a parent intrigued by the frustration he saw on a parent-school partnership computer skills course. Keyboard Crazy won a major competition for innovative commercial ideas, which is no surprise, as it is simple to use and sensibly priced.

Jon O'Connor is head of Parkside first school, Borehamwood, Herts

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today