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Free Typing Practice For Kids


How do I teach my child to type?

At first, younger kids practice typing on a QWERTY keyboard with a resting hand placement on the home row keys (ASDF JKL:) and proper posture, sitting up straight with feet on the floor. Then they will begin to learn touch typing.

Then, they can move on to basic key stroking from the home row. Soon, kids will gain the muscle memory to move into letter sequencing and typing small words. Once the basic location of keys is mastered, they can start to work on speed and accuracy by doing drills online.

Fluency is the combination of speed and accuracy. This is measured in words per minute or WPM. Kids should strive to increase their words per minute with every typing test. They can learn and practice with all sorts of typing games online.

Can kids increase speed by typing sentences?

Consistent practice is essential to gain muscle memory. Typing speed can increase by typing sentences.

Sentences with a variety of letters help students to improve accuracy. Turtle Diary has typing exercises for kids specifically designed to improve these skills. You will see them begin to type faster over time by using games as their typing tutor.

How can kids learn to type for free?

Kids can practice typing free both online and on a simple word processing program at home. Turtle Diary contains typing modules starting from basic keystroking to speed and accuracy drills.

The key is to make typing fun for kids. They will want to practice if it’s enjoyable. Programs that incorporate games are the best. Students will pick up muscle memory to master the QWERTY keyboard with free typing lessons online.

Will typing sentences improve typing fluency?

Typing fluency involves both speed and accuracy. Both areas should be addressed when typing sentences during practice sessions. Speed increases if you practice at least 10-15 minutes each day.

Accuracy is achieved by typing sentences like "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog," which uses every letter of the alphabet. This type of typing training will help your students to become fluent.