Not being able to touch type can be a handicap, really slowing you down. So it’s really worth spending the time teaching your child.
Free Typing Program
There are lots of touch typing programs around,both paid programs and free ones. I like the BBC version. Dance Mat Typing is aimed at 7 – 11 year olds.
You will need headphones or speakers to enjoy the song and dance in each game. The games use the Flash plug-in but you can play the alternative interactive versions available at each stage.
There are also some worksheets for each stage that can be printed out and used offline with a typewriter or computer.
Here’s the link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/typing/