"She really enjoyed the course and would very much like to join you again at half term." Year 8 parent
"He had a great time and having done three different typing courses this was the best. 'The people were nice, patient and made it fun!" Year 4 parent.
The snap shots below show the mix of hard work, fun and effort made by all the participants on some of our holiday courses at New Malden Library. Although we use a number of software programmes we also use lots of multi-sensory, tactile approaches to keep learning novel, fresh and stimulating. Evidence shows that the long term memory is reinforced by the use of as many senses as possible and activities using the whole body.
Typinvaders - typing game We use simple covers to cover hands Group games reinforce the letter keys
Nathan - our assistant tutor About to complete the course.... Mid session
Using all the keys by day 2 Boggle to learn the home row keys Pictionary to connect letters on the keyboard
Human keyboard with Nick Sarah with students Using playdough to learn keys
Playing "Paintball Factory" Demonstrating 30 wpm Making new friends
Working on an advanced programme Sibling harmony Getting into the flow
Keeping going 13 wpm at 98% accuracy Helping each other
Determined to learn Growing in confidence Using playdough to memorise keys
Keeping a log of progress