• We expect all first graders to type the keys on the left side of the keyboard with their left hand, type the keys on the right side of the keyboard with their right hand and use their thumbs to type spaces.

    Below is a keyboard a student colored to show which keys each hand is responsible for typing.
    Below is a keyboard you can print for your child to practice their typing.
    Colored Keyboard Example
    practice keyboard
    Click here for printable keyboard

    As younger children are learning to type, they are often confused when the capital letter they pressed on the keyboard appears as a lower case on the screen. Below are flash cards and a game for practicing matching UPPER and lower case letters.


     

    For further practice matching UPPER and lower case letters, try playing Scatter?






    Want a great website to practice your typing?
    Check out DanceMat Typing below.


    Dance Mat Typing
    "Welcome to Dance Mat Typing, an introduction to touch typing for children.Each of the 4 levels are divided into 3 stages. Begin at Level 1 and build up your skills gradually through to Level 4."

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    Click the link below to go to Dancemat Typing