Typing Resources


As an OT, I’m often encouraging my clients to use less technology and instead get outside and engage in their environments to develop and grow their skills. However, technology has become a huge part of our worlds, especially in schools. Typing is a skill that most children begin to learn in elementary school but that will follow them throughout middle school, high school, and beyond. Spending time to develop tying skills will improve your child’s ability and confidence to access this part of our modern world. For our children who already require extra support with fine motor, visual motor, or bilateral coordination skills, they will need even more support developing typing proficiency. Since typing isn’t going away anytime soon, I’ve curated some free online resources for addressing typing with my clients that you can use at home with your children as well. 

  • https://typetastic.com/learn3.html?u=11
      • Typtastic.com has K-2, Upper Elementary, and Middle & High sections on their website to organize their typing activities by. The lessons are all timed (e.g., 2 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes) which makes it easier to squeeze one into your child’s routine. Its lessons go in sequential order based on skill, so it’s easy to grade the activity up or down depending on your child’s proficiency at that time.

  • https://www.arcademics.com/games?subject=typing
      • Arcademics.com only has a few games, but the games are quick and motivational for the students I’ve worked with. Choose from three racing games and compete to type the most words in 1-2 minutes.

  • https://www.abcya.com/games/category/typing
      • Abcya.com has some amazing typing games that are more exciting than just rote typing drills. Try Keyboard Zoo, Typing Rocket, Ghost Typing, and more on their website.

  • https://www.typingclub.com/
      • My favorite thing about typingclub.com is that it has a free one-handed typing program families can sign up for. This is much more inclusive of client’s who only have the use of one hand or who struggle significantly with bilateral coordination.

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