You probably didn’t learn to type until high school, if you ever took a typing class at all. However, the world our children live in is completely different. Typing is an incredibly important skill.
- Almost every job requires the use of a computer.
- Over 90% of American homes have a computer.
However, incorrect use of fingers on a computer keyboard can lead to repetitive strain injury, not to mention an inefficient use of time because of slow typing.
As we think about preparing our children for ministry in the Kingdom of God, we also realize the importance of computer skills in establishing ministries and assisting others in ministry, not to mention the vast amount of communication they need to be prepared for online and through email.
Since typing seems to be an inevitable skill, why not use it as the perfect opportunity to think about and meditate upon God’s Word? As your children practice their typing skills each day, we’ll plant Scripture into their hearts and minds.
Once we learn enough letters to be able to type verses from the Bible, we’ll head into the book of Proverbs, as well as other “practical-living” sections of Scripture, such as Paul’s epistles and the words of our Master Yeshua.
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things” (Philippians 4:8, ESV).
Our typing curriculum can be used for most ages who are established in reading.
How to Use This Curriculum
In our home, we assign a daily typing practice time, which can be completed by the student independently.
Days 1-4: The student will learn new letters on a standard keyboard, then practice what he has already learned.
Day 5: We schedule a fun review game online, using free Internet typing websites.*
*Always supervise your children online.
- Each student needs to print the weekly typing lessons. We recommend placing the lessons in a 3-ring binder, but a clipboard might be even easier. We do not recommend typing from the computer screen, if you can help it.
- You will also need some sort of word-processing software for your student. If you don’t own this already, we highly recommend Open Office (free).
- Later in the year, your student will type directly from his Bible.
Need Help Teaching Typing?
We’d love to help! Send us an email if you’re having trouble understanding or explaining a topic. We’ll make a video and show you how we teach it at our house. That’s what community is for!
About Foundations of Typing
Foundations of Typing is copyright 2013 by Anne Elliott.
All rights reserved. No part of this curriculum may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews. You do have permission to photocopy the curriculum for your own personal use. You may select individual pages to copy, or you may copy the entire curriculum! It is up to you how much of the information you want to copy and for how many children in your family you want to use it. You can copy this curriculum for use in your immediate family only; redistributing the book to other families is strictly prohibited.
Scripture is taken from the King James Version of the Bible, unless otherwise noted.
Scripture taken from the English Standard Version (ESV) is adapted from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. All rights reserved.
“Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them” (Matthew 7:12).
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