If your children are still able to type up a paper and turn it in on time, it shouldn’t matter how they typed it, right? No! Although turning in an assignment cannot prove in what manner the paper had been typed, there are still many excellent reasons as to why your child should learn to type on a keyboard properly.
One of the most important reasons to learn to keyboard properly is health reasons. Have you heard or wondered why so many people are developing carpal tunnel syndrome at much younger ages? It is very possible that it is due to improper keyboarding.
Hunting and pecking is a very common trait of children learning how to type. Although this can get the job done, this is what is leading to wrist pain and could possibly lead to carpal tunnel. Using only two fingers to type on the keyboard can strain the hand and wrist.
Learning to keyboard properly should be done from the very beginning of teaching your children to keyboard. The younger children learn the proper techniques, the less chance they have of developing health issues in their hands and wrists.
Hunting and pecking is for birds, not kids! General Health