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SpongeBob Squarepants Typing

by Nickelodeon
Windows 2000 / XP, Mac OS X
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

Price: $24.98
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Product Features

  • Oceans of activities and nautical nonsense keep kids playing!
  • Two super-absorbent ways to learn: Play Game mode or Freestyle mode
  • Includes a combination of tutorials, drills, activities, and quizzes
  • Three challenge levels, plus help and encouragement
  • Progress tracking for speed and accuracy. Posture, hand, and finger placement demos

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows 2000 / XP, Mac OS X
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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SpongeBob Squarepants Typing + Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum 5 + Math Missions Grades 3rd-5th with Card Game [Old Version]
Price for all three: $42.46

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000NKPF7U
  • Item model number: 12440
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 19, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,165 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

Product Description

SpongeBob may be squishy, but his typing skills are on the way to becoming rock solid! Brought to you by the typing experts at Mavis Beacon, now young typists can dive right into the only step-by-step keyboarding program that’s awash with waterlogged hilarity and all their favorite SpongeBob friends! SpongeBob is ready to take on the citizens of Bikini Bottom in the first ever undersea typing tournament. But there’s one problem: our fearless hero can’t type! Learn to type as you help SpongeBob race to the finish – the better you get, the faster he’ll go! Will he be permanently crowned SpongeBob Loserpants or will he win the Grand Prize - A Seanut Butter and Jellyfish sandwich? Can you help SpongeBob become top typist of the sea?

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
62 of 63 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Everything You Could Ask for in a Typing Method... November 11, 2007
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I don't understand why some parents would slam this software... perhaps they didn't even take the time to review it in detail with their kids... sure there are games in there, (to help practise typing skills), but if you use the "Typing tournament" section there is a very well thought out graduated set of typing lessons that methodically introduces children to the various keys, giving them instruction on correct fingering, and walking them through drills to build their proficiency. What more could you ask for? Plus my 9 year old son loves it and can't wait to do another lesson when he gets home from school. Highly recommended!
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars SpongeBob making typing fun! October 1, 2007
By Y. Sun
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This learn to type product suits my 10 year old for his only interest is to play video games. SpongeBob combines video game and the kid's natural competitiveness to motivate in learning a task that is basically boring. It really makes learning fun.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good, but not what I'd hoped. October 23, 2008
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This product is decent. My eight year old and his friends had a blast playing all the different typing games with their favorite characters. Installation and navigation through the program was easy. What it doesn't contain are the basics...the actual teaching of hand position and repetative learning of keystrokes by finger, that we all remember from typing class (jfjfjf kdkdkd lslsls etc. to learn where the keys are and which finger types them). There is one game that shows hand position, but it's not visually very clear, at least to me. I've kind of put this game away until we get a 'standard' typing tutor to teach him these basics first. Otherwise I feel that he is being encouraged to get really good at the hunt-and-peck method. It's too bad too, the game is really fun. It would be great for a child that already knows the basics and wants to practice in a game environment.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So Cool! February 27, 2008
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This software is awesome for kids who really want to learn to type or parents looking for help teaching their kids. It makes learning fun and easy. My son and I both love it and he was faster and more accurate after the first lesson. One recommendation, don't let your kids skip ahead to the games that are above their skill level because, if their like mine, it will just cause frustration.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spongebob Typing program is a great one! January 9, 2008
When I first opened this program, I was afraid it may be too hard for a beginning typist. Fortunately, once I worked through it, I found where the beginning skills practice was located. There are several levels available and even though some levels are pretty advanced, my 7 year old son enjoyed watching me use my typing skills to attempt to get a high score. I think it motivated him to try to develop his skills. I would recommend this product to others because all children in this day and time need to learn proper typing skills and since Spongebob is such a popular character, it is great for motivation!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun for learning typing May 14, 2008
My 9 year old son really likes to learn typing with this program. There are two modes. One teaches typing step by step and the other is just for fun. It is best if they do the step by step first so they learn all the letters. If they don't, they can still play the games, but it is a little more difficult. Great program for kids since today everyone needs to learn keyboarding!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not For Beginners February 21, 2009
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SpongeBob Squarepants Typing 2008
My six year old grandson found this interesting, but it didn't teach him the fundamentals he needed to follow along with the program. We will try it later, now he is doing well in Mavis Beacon set to its lowest lever (8 year old) and really likes working on it every day. (Older grandkids started with the Mavis Beacon program and then went to the Sponge Bob for a change - loved it and did well. So I think its an option for a child with some basis typing practice and knowledge of hand position, etc.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not buy this if you have Vista February 5, 2009
This product will not install on Vista even though the box states "Vista Compatible" in three places. I wasted a hour trying to get this to install and to get technical support. Now I have to return it. The .exe file shows a 1999 date; this software is ancient. There is absolutely no technical support from The Learning Company or Encore or Riverdeep (apparently a Chinese company). Do not buy this for a new computer.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
Spongebob teaches kids to type? Sign up me. Very fun games to help teach kids. You cannot go wrong with Spongebob.
Published 11 months ago by Nicki Kim
4.0 out of 5 stars Sponge bob typing
My 8 year old loved it! Must know how to type properly in order to enjoy it, I have a 6 year old who had difficulties wth the program because she hasn't learned proper typing... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Holly ann
5.0 out of 5 stars Great set up; needs more reviewing
This was easy to set up... well my tech savvy husband did it, but I didn't hear any complaints from him. Read more
Published on September 10, 2010 by Kim Christain
1.0 out of 5 stars Sucks
It doesn't gradually Anything. I really wish for the Mario game to work on my system but it doesn't boohoo! My daughter is 7 and this thing just sucks Sorry o and boring
Published on August 17, 2010 by NonTheLess
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product
My 8 year old son loves SpongeBob, so I thought this might be good for him. He and I have both played with this program and we both love it. It is fun, yet educational. Read more
Published on January 11, 2010 by M. Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars On their own
I bought this for my 11 year old and he was not really into it, but my eight year old got a hold of it and played it none stop. He needed no instruction. Read more
Published on October 30, 2009 by M. Turner
3.0 out of 5 stars Great games, obsolete software
I bought this for my daughter after experimenting with it in an Apple store; I had so much fun I could barely tear myself away, and I could see my typing skill skyrocketing as I... Read more
Published on October 12, 2009 by Batgirl
5.0 out of 5 stars Helped me learn how to type
My parents bought me an older version of this game for Christmas one year (2005 or 2006?) and when I got it, I had no interest in playing it. Read more
Published on June 25, 2009 by Hannah Storey-Gore
2.0 out of 5 stars annoying audio
Bought this for my 9 year-old SpongeBob fanatic. Even he said he was sick of hearing SpongeBob after only a few sessions.
Published on June 9, 2009 by D. Gailband
4.0 out of 5 stars Even Patrick Star could use this
Good product. Got a nine year old to start typing using home keys. Something I was unable to teach. Does this mean spongebob is smarter than me?
Published on April 1, 2009 by S. Donham
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