Why learn to touch type?
Computers are everywhere and will be a part of our children's futures, no matter what they choose to do later in life. At Berkswich, we place great emphasis on high quality presentation and pen and paper skills. However, we also recognise the importance of computing skills. Touch typing is yet another way of developing each child's proficiency - it is another skill to add to their toolkit for life.
There are four main ways in which touch typing can be beneficial:
When you can do it well, touch typing is the fastest way to write. The important points to remember are:
If you become tired, you should take a rest, and shake your hands and arms to relax your muscles.
It is vitally important not to look at your hands when you are learning to type. The best way to ensure that you don't look at your hands is to cover them up - make a simple box out of cardboard to cover both the keys and your hands.
Why not try out one of the games below? Please ask an adult to supervise when using the internet. Happy typing!