Can playing the piano help you to be a better touch typist?

Can playing the piano help you to touch type

In previous articles we have looked at how learning to touch-type can be beneficial to children and adults with dyslexia and dyspraxia as touch typing involves a different way of learning – a “muscle memory”. Muscle memory is also used when learning the piano and the position of the keys and the skilful art of…

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What are the benefits of learning to touch type?

Fast typing is shown

Have you ever tried typing with two fingers?   I just had a go and it’s quite a slow and tiring process.   Now try typing with more fingers.   That’s a bit faster.   Now imagine learning to type with all your fingers, starting from a central position and  also, learning to type without looking down.   How fast…

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Is it possible to learn to type without looking?

Can you type without looking

There are two different ways to type – the “hunt and peck” method where you use your fingers to hit one key at a time to type. Alternatively you can put both hands on the keyboard with your fingers resting on the A,S,D,F and ;, J, K, L keys and thumbs hovering over the spacebar.…

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Did you know? Fun Keyboard and typing facts from Type IT!

Japanese Keyboard

Some interesting keyboard and typing facts from around the world! What’s the longest word on the top row? Typewriter is the longest word that can be made using one row of the keyboard.  The word Typewriter can be typed using only the top row on QWERTY keyboards. Some speculate that QWERTY inventor, Christopher Sholes, did…

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Can screen time be a positive thing for children?

kids activities online

Lockdown has meant lots of screen time We’ve heard an awful lot about the negative effects of screen time and with lockdown, many children have spent a lot of time in front of screens learning and playing. I’m sure you have read Facebook comments where parents have taken their children out on lovely nature walks…

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