The LearningBoard is an excellent way for your elementary-aged student to master keyboarding and computer skills, and phonics. The LearningBoard maximizes Chester Creek's color-based mnemonic system to teach and reinforce reading skills. Consonants, vowels, punctuation marks, numbers and computer function keys each have their own vivid color to help students understand their different roles in reading and language. Plus, the layout and key selection are the same as adult models, which makes for easy touch-typing. Practice and success will help your child develop good sentence structure, build memory skills and gain confidence.
I love this keyboard!
Pros: The colors are bright, and very cool-looking.
Cons: Another difference from Newegg's photos: the board I received does NOT have the Power/Sleep/Wake keys above Print Screen/Scroll Lock/ Pause keys. Covering the hole they would be in is a stuck-on nameplate with Chester Creek's logo. Personally, I hate those keys and always disable them on my keyboards, so this is a pro rather than a con for me, but I fel I should list it here because they're there on the advertisement but not there on the thing itself.
Other Thoughts: This board is ostensibly for kids, but as an adult (technically) I still love it. Why be boring with plain black or *shudder* beige? Live a little!
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Neat for my nephews PC
Pros: The kids are able to use and might use all day... if my sister, their mom would let em. I am not sure how much the color helps them learn, but it does seem to get their attention and help. 5 eggs on the neat factor is what led me to give this fantastic keyboard a try!
Other Thoughts: Got the Chestercreektech mouse to go with this keyboard and they go grrrreat together. I got the one that matched up with it. The keyboard and mouse have impressed other kids and their parents, so there is a certain WOW factor, which is neat.
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“The kids are able to use and might use all day... if my sister, their mom would let em. I am not sure how much the color ...”— 7/8/2009
“The colors are bright, and very cool-looking.— Rob V. 1/25/2012
The keys feel solid, and press with just the right amount of squish. ...”