These days, using a keyboard and mouse is as important as writing. For that reason, we encourage you to let your children use laptops and PCs at home to further develop their keyboard and mouse skills. Sadly, using tablets like iPads, Galaxy Tabs and Surface are hampering the development of these skills and it is important they use real computers when possible.

To help you develop your typing skills, you can download TuxTyping for free:

Here are a few websites that will help develop your mouse skills:

  1. Bees and Honey
  2. MiniMouse1183938_stylized_mouse
  3. Mouse and tech basics–video
  4. Mouse practice—drag, click
  5. Mouse skills
  6. Mouse Song
  7. OwlieBoo–mouse practice
  8. Wack-a-gopher

You can also try the following puzzle websites:

  1. Digipuzzles – great puzzles for geography, nature, and holidays
  2. Jigsaw Planet – create your own picture jigsaw
  3. Jigsaw puzzles
  4. Jigzone–puzzles
  5. Jigsaw Puzzles