Learn to type

fun interactive typing lessons

Flash applications

The free typing games and lessons on Big Brown Bear have helped thousands of people learn to type since 2005. The games were originally built using Flash and this software will no longer be supported after the end of 2020. We have re-built the games and lessons to open web standards, to help everyone learn to type with our typing class.

Saying goodbye to Flash in Google Chrome

In there are any issues with the site or you can't find a new version, or you have any suggestions for future features, please get in touch.

Magnetic letters

A virtual magnetic letter tray. Use the keyboard or onscreen buttons to add letters and numbers. The letters can also be dragged around on screen.

There are three different font types: classic 3d, rounded letter 'a' and plain flat letters.

Warning: The ESC key clears all letters!

Get started

Learn to type

Learn to type with over 50 lessons that gradually guide you from using the home keys to touch typing using the whole keyboard...

Original Learn to type New! Learn to type

Keyboard game

This simple game shows the full keyboard and highlights a letter at random. You have 30 seconds to type as many keys as possible.

Practice typing

Prefixes and suffixes

Ten words are selected at random from a list and split into the prefix/suffix and the root word. The two parts need to be re-arranged to make the full word, which can then be checked to see if it is correct.

Match prefixes Find suffixes

Nouns, verbs and adjectives

Find five words to launch the rocket. Choose from nouns, verbs or adjectives.

Drag the correct type of word into box to scopre a point. The words are randomly selected from a list of 90 words.

Find the word types