Age applicable for typing

What is the age range that is applicable for typing practice?


A lot of people wonder if there is an age limit when it comes to learning a new skill. The answer is NO.

If you have parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles who feel it is too late for them to learn how to touch type, help them think otherwise. Typesy can help them learn this vital skill no matter how old they are.

Best Regards,
Lyka Remeticado
Community Associate at Typesy

Hello, @vickiekaye!

This is a very common question, and as with all things regarding learning, the answer is anyone can do it! With enough patience and practice, anyone of any age can learn to touch type.

That being said, there are a few factors that make certain age groups more ideal for learning. For example, it is recommended to start students no earlier than age 7 to allow for full development of the motor skills necessary. The older a student, the longer they have had to develop bad habits. Younger students will develop muscle memory skills quicker, but older students will be more comfortable with reading and writing, thus more able to spell correctly when typing. It is advisable to first introduce structured keyboarding lessons before the middle school years. That way, students have developed the literacy and motor function skills needed but have not yet had too much time to develop bad typing habits.

However, there are benefits to starting older, too! If you are proficient in the English language, you won’t have to worry about the misreadings and misspellings that affect young learners. You have also had a lifetime of practice developing muscle memory, so your brain is prepped and ready to commit a new skill to muscle memory.

Regardless of age, mastering touch typing will require patience, practice, and commitment. If armed with those abilities, no age can hold you back!

Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)