Typing skills are essential in today’s computer-oriented society. Kids must learn proper keyboarding techniques before bad habits such like the “hunt and peck” method become concrete.
Keyboarding games are one way to help kids learn this important skill and have fun at the same time. Typing and computer skills are essential for most jobs today. One study focusing on computer use in the school system estimated that students would spend more than 400 hours on microcomputers before they reached the ninth grade (Kidney, 1985).
Keyboarding helps relieve stress for students who have learning disabilities such as dysgraphia or other handwriting challenges. Being able to “create” and correct at one time can make a huge difference in some students actually finishing a project.