Learning to Type
Are there any programs on this site that will allow the kids to play with typing - perhaps challenging them to type fast and count mistakes - or something that will teach them proper hand placement and movement over keys? If not on this site, does anyone have other resources?
We use Talking Fingers (www.talkingfingers.com) which also teaches phonics and Typing Pals Jr. (www.typingpal.com) which is just typing based, hand/finger placement, timing and score keeper. She seems to like Talking Fingers best because it's more interactive with stories behind the typing practice. Wish I knew about the free one before these though. I'll be sure to check this one out
Hi. We use dancemat typing for beginning to learn finger placement. There are alot of free games on the net for practicing. Find dancemat on BBC website.
thank you! thank you! thank you!!!
It is so fun to see your child so excited to do these things... cute little buggars!
What age should a child begin learning to type? My son is almost 3 and recognizes letters pretty well, but can't write yet. He also understands how to use the mouse and shows interest in typing like mom does. Should I begin using one of these keyboarding websites yet or wait?