October 15, 2011

And the Fingers Fly

In our homeschool, we usually begin teaching keyboarding around third grade—after handwriting skills are solidified.

Andrew, however, broke the mold. He's been ready for a while, and we decided to start him officially at the beginning of the school year. We use Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing—a program geared for adults. I like that it is no-nonsense and just teaches typing without all the fluff found in some of the kids' typing programs.

Since the school year began, Andrew has gone from being a beginning typist to an intermediate typist in the Mavis Beacon program. Amazing stuff for a second grader with small hands!

Go, Andrew!

Check out the message on-screen... ready to move out of the Beginner Level.
New message... Welcome to the Intermediate Level! Woo-hoo!

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