Is there a harm if children will adapt the hunt and peck method?
Actually, there can be a lot of harm. Graduates who type improperly for life have a higher risk of suffering repetitive strain injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome. Not to mention all the hours they waste being less productive both in school and, later, at work.
Community Moderator at Typesy
Using two or three fingers to hunt and peck takes much longer and allows for the development of bad habits. It is much better to keep your hands still and allow for efficient use of all fingers. Touch typing involves the specific placements of all eight fingers and both thumbs; once muscle memory is strong enough, this style allows for the typist to focus on the screen rather than the keyboard. Don’t worry, Typesy offers over 500 lesson, games and practice sessions. It is a great program to teach kids this important skill.
Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)