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Keyboarding is an Essential skill
Practice Regularly!
In the recent past, typing was taught in high school and used mainly in clerical jobs. Today, typewriters
are antiques and nearly every household has a computer (or three!) used by every family member from
toddlers to seniors. Keyboarding proficiency can no longer wait until high school. Children must start learning
good typing skills at a young age, so they can break free from the inefficient “hunt and peck” method. With
more and more daily work, as well as school, district, and national assessments done online, regular
keyboarding practice will help set your children up for success!
Your child should be practicing keyboarding regularly (an average of 5-10 minutes each night). There
are many online sites for typing practice that make it fun! One program that many Tashua students already use
is called TypingClub. You can access this program by going to typingclub.com. It is as easy as that!

Start with lesson 1 – DO NOT LOOK AT THE KEYBOARD! You may look at the screen for guidance.
Upon completion of the lesson you will receive a score. Do not move to the next level until you meet the
requirements. Keep practicing each lesson until you get all five stars. It really doesn’t take much to learn, a few
minutes a day and you will be a pro!

Using this program, your typing speed will reach 10 to 12 words per minute rather quickly. From there
practice on your normal typing activities to increase your speed to 40 – 90 words per minute.
You will learn:
o letters and numbers
o symbols
o function keys
o words and sentences
o finger placement – home row
o right/left hand placement
o building speed
o accuracy
Please contact me with any questions about how you can help your child become proficient at keyboarding!

March 2017 Tiger Times