Why Learn to Touch Type?
- When learning touch typing, the fingers develop muscle memory. This improves the child’s cognitive and motor skills, and hand-eye coordination; their minds become sharper.
- They do not need to concentrate on the keyboard, so they can focus on what they want to type and produce better content.
- Primary school children cannot write more than 15 words per minute by hand, but if trained well in touch typing, they can manage at least double that speed in the same amount of time.
Benefits in Later Life:
- As children graduate from school and start working, most of them will need to type as part of their job or for personal work like sending e-mails. Here are the main benefits they will experience in later life:
- They will be given preference at job interviews.
- They can complete computer-based tasks faster and be more productive.
- They can have a real-time conversation with friends and family who live abroad as they chat on instant messenger without delays.
Today Year 3/4 have been practicing their touch typing and are our Keyboard Ninjas!
Well done Year 3/4.