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Resources for Kids




  • BackTPack, (shown at right)
    (503) 365-7554
    P.O. Box 5955
    Salem, OR 97135
    www.backtpack.com
    Unique backpack for children and adults developed by Marilyn Miller von Foerster, P.T.
    Distributes weight evenly on the sides, rather than the back, improving posture and reducing back strain.
    • BackTPack 1, has smaller bags, fewer features, and seven colors. Fits most people 4'4" to 6'3". See website for more details.
      $50.00 plus shipping.
    • BackTPack 2 model comes in two sizes and nine jazzy color combinations. Standard fits 4'4" to 6'3" and has larger sidebags. Small fits 4'1" to 5'7" with smaller sidebags. See website for more details.
      $65 plus shipping.
BackTPack
  • Dance Mat Typing

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr
    FREEOnline typing program for beginners with sound, music, and cute animations to keep it fun and interesting. Printable worksheets and online scoring.

DanceMat Typing
  • Free Typing Games
    www.freetypinggames.us/
    FREE

    All kinds of free games with scoring and typing levels incorporated, from action heroes to nature themes, games with cool music, relaxation games....lots to pick from to make it fun to learn to type fast and accurately.

free typing games
  • Jumpstart Typing(Windows or Mac)

    www.Amazon.com $9.79 to $19.99
    Typing lessons in a game format. Makes learning to type fun and easy. Geared for children 7-10 years old, but is entertaining enough for adults who need to learn to type, too! Learning to type without looking at the keys is important for a head-up neutral posture. When you buy, verify that the software will run on your computer. There are many versions available, including Mac.

Jumpstart Typing
  • Stretch Break for Kids (FREE)

    www.paratec.com
    Available to K-12 children and K-12 schools and their students.
    windowsmac

Stretch Break Kids


BOOKS:
Repetitive Strain Injury: A Computer User's Guide, by Emil Pascarelli and Deborah Quilter. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1994; ISBN: 0471595330.

It's Not Carpal Tunnel Syndrome! by Suparna Damany, Jack Bellis, and Martin Cherniack. Simax, April 26, 2000; ISBN: 0965510999

Children and Safe Computing: Keep Your Child RSI-Free, by Maureen Clancy.New York: Upright Press, 1999 (out of print. Please check http://www.worldcat.org/ to find a copy in a library near you).

WEB PAGES:

Cornell University Ergonomics Website
http://ergo.human.cornell.edu
and especially: http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/cutodayimages.htm
and http://ergo.human.cornell.edu/cuweguideline.htm

Healthy Computing: Ergonomics for Kids
http://www.healthycomputing.com/kids/

Computers and posture problems in children
TIFAQ Kids RSI Tips

Deborah Quilter's RSI help
Guidelines for Parents Interested in Reducing the Risks of Computer-Related Repetitive Strain Injury in Children
http://www.rsihelp.com/computer-injuries-the-next-generation.html

Ergonomics for Kids
Canada Safety Council
https://canadasafetycouncil.org/child-safety/ergonomics-kids



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