I am inspired by planning my lessons for Professional Experience. This resource shows the benefits of typing for children http://www.education.com/magazine/article/typing-games/ .
In this modern technology era, it is rare to see children not attach to their gadgets. Meg Butler wrote this article to emphasize on reducing spelling errors and grammars, “the mind-boggling trend of purposefully misspelling words and shortening phrases, usually via text message.” In an ICT context, students could have typing game on Microsoft Word during English reading and writing lesson. If children could not write manually, they could type on keyboard to spell the required words.
I believe on the topic that it is not according to how fast the child is able to type, but the meaning and sentence structure are more important. Teachers should make it clear to children by explaining to them timing is not the main focus, whereas the main focus is for them to complete typing task correctly. Instructions given should be cleared, so that students will understand the requirements they need to achieve.
Butler, M. (2012, January 26). Typing Games: Much More than Words per Minute. . Retrieved June 11, 2014, from http://www.education.com/magazine/article/typing-games/