A Free Beginner’s Touch Typing Tutorial

Posted on April 21, 2016 By

The game warms up with a very brief review of the home row letters and then a good review about the previous Stage 4’s keys, t and y. It is essential to remember how to use these past keys in order to get ahead in After you have gone through the reviews, the main keys of w and are focused on in this Stage. However, the fact that they do not type any particular character does not make them any less important as you will hardly fail to use Shift when typing. Before even moving to the last stage, you should make sure that you have a reasonable typing speed as this will be an indication that that the previous lessons were not only fun but also productive. Dance Mat Typing Stage 12 which is the last in the game focuses on teaching children how to capitalize using the two Shift keys. Then, they will have covered everything in the games and so all they will need is regular practice to perfect their typing skills.

Dance Mat Typing is an interactive game that easily takes you through the introduction, tutorials, and reviews of how to touch type. It has different levels and different stages so users basically learn how to touch type in a step-by-step manner, which makes it very easy for them to get the hang of touch typing. The game uses colorful cartoons that interact and communicate with the players, easily guiding them through all the stages of touch typing.

I know older students learn more on how to type but it is never too early to start learning proper typing skills either. This free, online site teaches children the proper placement of their fingers on a keyboard and helps the typing process feel more natural. At the end of a stage the character will break out in some kind of rap/song and dance summarizing the lesson. We don’t use Dance Mat Typing as much as we should but that is more so the fault of me hogging the computer. Even several years later my daughter still enjoys ‘playing’ it and each time her typing skills are sharpened just a bit more.

For some students, there would be some value in repeating the game once or twice after the initial completion, but for most students, it would be better to move on to a bigger typing challenge once this game is mastered. I got a kick out of listening to one of the students – he was practicing the homerow keys by typing words. The fun nature of the games also means that the user will not get bored quickly unlike in other typing games.

It is like shifting your fingers from f to g and j to h in Stage 1. Like Stage 1, this Stage takes the user through several easy, medium and hard tests of getting used to typing words with the letters e and i included. This is why touch typing becomes imperative for everybody – it allows you to type faster, easier, and without any efforts. Dance Mat Typing is a website that teaches keyboarding in a fun, entertaining way.

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