Touch typing is for all children as well as those with SEND

I met up with new new website design company yesterday in Birmingham. With any new project, it’s about getting to know me, what I’m passionate about and also getting to know my customers so that we can ultimately get the right message across on the website. It’s not difficult for me to talk about why…

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Overcoming difficulties when learning to touch type

I go out of my way to help my students overcome any challenges they are facing. This week I’ve been working with an 8 year old who is learning to touch type because he cannot hold a pen. He just doesn’t have the strength in his fingers. The first challenge was finger positioning. His fingers…

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A coffee or two a day…

I’m a huge coffee fan…as you can tell from my photo! But like many of us, I worry I am having too much caffeine. Well there’s some good news because a recent UK study has shown that drinking a few cups of coffee each day is actually good for us! 😃 A UK study of…

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Working from home during nice weather by Type IT!

With more homeworking post lockdown, it can be really hard to sit down and stay focused now the weather is warming up. So how can you bring the outside to the inside, while staying comfortable indoors? Cut down on that dehydrating caffeine in hot weather.    Substitute nice cool drinks of water.   Too boring?   Consider adding…

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What motivated me to set up my Type IT! business?

I set up Type IT! because of a need to make money! Pure and simple. My husband and just been made redundant and my first business, Click IT! (Computer Clubs in Nursery Schools) wasn’t paying enough to support the both of us and pay the household bills. In survival mode, I thought of ways I…

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Is touch typing faster?

The answer is a resounding YES! Hunting and pecking I was a fairly fast typist, hunting and pecking with four fingers. My speed test result was 42wpm. But it wasn’t fast enough for me. How fast do we think? We think much faster than we speak, with some researchers suggesting we think up to 800…

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Things to do this Easter

I will be working from home over Easter as I’m sure many of you will with the current more flexible working conditions.   So, when you can’t get out and about, what can the kids be doing?   An Easter egg hunt – I’m not sure if you ever grow out of this one – get…

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Dysgraphia and Touch Typing

We have more and more students coming to us to learn touch typing because they have dysgraphia. Mostly they find it difficult to write for an extended period of time. Learning to touch type for these children isn’t just desirable, it’s essential.

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