That’s the goal that we have set for our 6 year old daughter this winter break as she is learning to touch type QWERTY.
It’s interesting because I attribute much of my interest in writing from the fact that I learned to touch type at such an early age – when I was 7 I spent my time learning how to type on my mother’s IBM selectric typewriter instead of playing outside that summer. I not only learned the full QWERTY but also wrote short stories on it – I must have used a truck load of cartridges and ink.
Luckily we don’t have to worry about that with Roenne as she’s learning on her own dated Macbook Pro.
I’m so proud of her, not because she’s fast yet but because she’s genuinely interested in learning how to type. It’s fascinating to watch her small little hands bounce around the keyboard and her face as she concentrates with such ease.
Her future will most definitely include typing of some sort – I want her that to be the very last thing that she has to worry about as she grows up using technology.
I’m enjoying this winter challenge as much as she is. Perhaps I’m enjoying it too much.