When I was a kid, typing classes were not taught until high school. I can still remember sitting in a class full of clicking and buzzing typewriters. I was one of the lucky ones though, I snagged an electric typewriter.
Time and technology marches on. First graders learn keyboarding as part of their homeschool curriculum today. Kids learning software requires to use a keyboard to answer questions and create things.
The hunt and peck method just doesn't cut it in today’s techie world, although my husband is king of this style of typing. Just don’t challenge him to a typing test unless you have an extra hour!
Keyboarding games are the most popular method for teaching typing today. Kids are encouraged to push harder and harder with each game, trying to beat their last time with fewer errors. The flash animation and arcade style games capture their attention and they learn to type in a low pressure situation.