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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Top 10 typewriter facts from Type IT!

Did you know? The typewriter was originally designed to print page numbers on books. The longest top-row word is ‘rupturewort’, a type of plant. Peru is the only country that can be typed on one row of a keyboard. The QWERTY layout was created in 1874 for Sholes & Glidden typewriters. It was designed to…

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Solve Handwriting Problems By Learning To Touch Type

One of the most common reasons why parents want their children to touch type is because they find it tricky to write for an extended period of time. Thankfully there are some schools, more so in the private sector, that will allow pupils to use a laptop in class if they can demonstrate they can…

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Easter Intensive Touch Typing Course

Now taking bookings for our intensive touch typing course running this Easter holiday. Age 9+. 🔷 5 days, 9-11am🔷 Live in our virtual classroom🔷 Fun and interactive sessions If you’re interested in finding out more, please message me. #EasterBreak #KidsActivities #TouchTyping #LearnASkill

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Touch typing testimonial

🔸 “Amazed at the progress”🔸 “Such an easy process”🔸 “Positive and encouraging”🔸 “Highly recommend this course” If you have a child who would like to improve their typing skills or learn to touch type for their DofE Award, we would love to hear from you. Just give me a call on 020 8434 7111 or…

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Dyslexia Font

‘Dyslexia Font’ is a representation of how people with dyslexia read letters. I was fascinated to read about Switzerland-based illustrator Rocio Egio who posted a graphic on her Instagram account that captured her interpretation of the alphabet.  Pranav Bhardwaj, a designer based in New Delhi, was so inspired by her post that he reached out…

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Is Touch Typing like karate?

As well as working for Wendy at Type IT!  I also work for ex-British and Commonwealth karate champion, Paul Abel, who runs a karate club in the Molesey and Esher area. Although in theory Touch Typing and karate are both very different disciplines, there are some similarities between the two! Touch typing and karate both…

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