Keyboarding in Kindergarten?

Published on: November 10, 2011

Filled Under: Early Childhood Radio, Guest Speakers, Resources

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Is Teaching  Keyboarding in Kindergarten Developmentally Appropriate?

Many argue that teaching penmanship is a thing of the past, but at what age should children be taught to use a computer keyboard? Some are starting as early as kindergarten, but is it developmentally appropriate?  We turn to a panel of experts for guidance on when to start teaching children to hunt and peck and use proper finger placement.

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2 Responses to Keyboarding in Kindergarten?

  1. Becky (Bozicevich) deWidt says:

    I really liked the talk about keyboards and when to teach typing. In my classroom and almost all centers in my company we have computers in the preschool (ages3-5) rooms. the computers haveing games that use only the mouse. I think it’s ok to expose them to the computer. I haveing been working with pres-k for 14yrs and I have found that there will always be kids who don’t know how to use the mouse but they have peers that are willing to help them figure it out. I also have kids that really know how to use the mouse and use the keyboard.

  2. Dawn Braa says:

    I agree with you about exposing them to computers at that age and also with working together with peers. Excellent comments!

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