I had a great typing teacher in high school, who refused to allow us
to learn on anything but a manual typewriter even though we were in the
so very high-tech modern age of electronic typewriters. It was a
tough class, but as a result, this teacher was very successful at
turning fast, accurate typers out of his class.
What's the point of learning to type well? Knowing how to type quickly and accurately makes
being online and around computers less frustrating. Computers, and typing into them, will be around
for a long time. Typing well will also help our kids with college
papers, writing a book, sending important letters to important people,
and, hey, if a kid learns to type quickly, then you as the parent are
more likely to get an email from her after she moves out!
Our kids love Dance Mat Typing. The audio might annoy the adult in you, but
since it's made for ages 7-11, an age that not only tolerates annoying
sounds, but makes them on a frequent basis, the kids love this site.
Here is a description from Dance Mat Typing:
Welcome to Dance Mat Typing, an introduction to touch typing for children aged 7 – 11 years.
Each of the 4 levels are divided into 3 stages. Begin at Level 1 and build up your skills gradually through to Level 4.
Stage 1 introduces the home row, and stages 2 – 12 will:
- Recap the previous lesson
- Introduce new letters typed with the left and right hands
- Practise all previously learnt letters
- Reward the typist with a mini song and dance
Why learn to touch type?
can do it well, touch typing is the fastest way to write. Many people
can soon learn to touch type faster than they can write with a pen.
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