*This post is sponsored on behalf of Dragon Nuance and Digital Parents Collective.
We're so thrilled to find the end of the school year is finally here around these parts. My kids are beyond excited! There is Christmas to look forward to, a holiday by the beach arranged and I am personally looking forward to popping all those school bags into the garage for storage for six whole, glorious weeks while we enjoy the break from routine.
This year marks the end of primary education for my eldest of the boys. I can't believe it all flew by so fast. If you too are also farewelling primary education with one of your children, you will understand that mixture of emotions you can both experience at this time. Besides the inevitable excitement, there's joy and pride and a little sadness too. There's also apprehension and a touch of fear on my Son's part. The end of primary education sees a whole new journey ahead and that's a lot for a twelve year old to digest on so many levels.
From my perspective, it's a busy time just arranging this transition into high school. There are endless orientation days, uniforms and books to buy, bus passes to sort and piles of paperwork to tend to, all before he can step across the new school's threshold in February.
A while ago here, I reviewed the software by Nuance; the Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium Software. If you missed this post you can read it here. We were given the opportunity to try first-hand, this amazing speech to text program that is invaluable for students and others who have need to transcribe large volumes of work quickly without the hindrance of manually typing.
Despite the plethora of worries that we have for this next stage in our Son's life, I have to say we feel very confident our boy is off to a great start already with his homework and assignments in the new year. Nuance's NaturallySpeaking software has been put to good use by him since he self-installed it on our home PC several months back. Ki has dictated countless stories using it just for fun and really familiarised himself with the program many times over which has been so great to see.
If you are at all concerned about your own child's ability to cope with the volume of work and time constraints of school next year too, please consider the peace of mind that the Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking aid can provide. By simply speaking into the microphone of their PC, your child can have their spoken word instantly transcribed by the software, into a fully typed and formatted document and one that's free of errors too. Considering speech is three times faster than typing, this can be an invaluable tool for capturing those important thoughts as soon as they are formed.
Using the NaturallySpeaking software is a fun way to learn and complete essential projects and for children in this fast-paced era in which we live, it's also an enjoyable and quick method too, leaving them more time to do the things they love. Even children who suffer from dyslexia can benefit greatly by using the program.
Nuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking is available in Home and Premium formats for Windows and Dragon Dictate for Mac versions.
Do you have a child starting secondary school or university next year?
Are you concerned about your child's transition too?
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