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Crayola® USB EZ Type Keyboard Review by Christine Hindle

Binney & Smith
35 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

The Crayola USB EZ Type Keyboard is a keyboard for very young children; it has bright colors and large keys. There are no function keys to cause issues by being pushed in error. The sheer size of the keys and the way the keyboard is set up make this keyboard less than ideal for anyone learning to touch type, but it functions very well for the intended age group. The little ones can identify the letters and push the button, and that's the main function of it.

We like to teach our children early about the computer, and they also start learning their letters early. There are lots of really nice games and software out there for infants and toddlers, and this keyboard makes them even more user friendly. This keyboard retails for around $25 and at that price is well worth the investment if little ones are going to learn to use the computer. I recommend this product to parents of preschoolers who are interested in allowing their children to be more independent in their use of the computer for learning purposes.

Product review by Christine Hindle, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, July 2011