My daughter have a higher typing speed over her classmates. Is this something to worry about?
Yes. Some kids has a great typing speed compared to others and this is perfectly fine, in fact, also helpful. Good typing skill will benefit children in their higher years or even when they are already working. This will help them finish their work faster and be more productive at work. There are even numerous online tool that teaches children how to touch type such as Typesy. By this, you can really see that touch typing is important.
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No need to be worried at all! In fact, quite the opposite - it’s fantastic that your daughter is top of her class!
Everyone learns in different ways and at different speeds, so it’s completely normal for your daughter to excel in this area. It may be she has had more exposure and practice with typing, or she may just have a knack for committing muscle memory.
If you want to ensure your daughter has truly learned to touch type - instead of, say, having developed her own method - you could ask that she be challenged in class more. A popular way to challenge touch typists is to cover the keyboard. Maybe your daughter could work on typing blind to truly push herself.
Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)