Chester Creek is all about color and kids. Color helps kids learn. It improves memorization and comprehension. It engages students and keeps their attention. Color makes learning less frustrating by breaking up the solid, black field on most keyboards. It helps children better cope with Dyslexia about 85% of the time. These are just some of the reasons why we LOVE color and what we do here at Chester Creek Technologies.
Did you know that standardized testing is starting as early as the 3rd grade? And included in those tests is Keyboarding? But, many schools don’t start teaching keyboarding or touch-typing until middle school, if it is offered at all. To us, that can be frustrating for all involved. The child gets discouraged and loses interest in keyboarding, the parent gets frustrated at the school system, and the educator doesn’t get high test scores which can mean loss of funding. It’s a lose-lose-lose situation.
We believe that proficiency on a keyboard will help with the proficiency on the test scores. There are many advantages to children learning keyboarding at a young age versus later in on middle school, junior high or high school. Some of them include: learning proper finger placement, learning the correct layout, learning touch-typing versus hunt and peck. It is much easier to start teaching them younger with good keyboarding habits then trying to break bad habits that they’ve picked up over time by not taking a keyboarding course.
Chester Creek Technologies offers a variety of beginning keyboards for a parent to start teaching their child or for the educators to place in their classrooms. The LearningBoard is color-coded by vowels, consonants, numbers and function keys. This keyboard is great for learning the very basics. The LessonBoard is color-coded by zone to support state CORE standards for teaching keyboarding/typing and the color-coding supports correct finger placement. This keyboard helps improve precision, speed and accuracy. CCT also designs large key keyboards such as the KinderBoard and MyBoard-lc. Both are great options for a child’s first keyboard.
To learn more about children’s keyboards from Chester Creek visit our website: http://www.chestercreek.com/childrensProducts.html