|Move the left-arm down
and shake the left-hand.
|Raise left-arm up
and shake left-hand.
|Raise the left-arm out
to the left. Shake the
|Fold the left-arm next to
your chest. Shake the left-hand.
Limb and Body Typing Exercises
Left-Hand Warm Up
Touch typing - keyboarding left-hand shake, rattle and roll tips.Check your hands. Do not let your wrists become lazy and rest against the desk or keyboard.
Positive. Learning can be fun. If you have a positive attitude.
Smile! It releases tensions and makes for a happy environment.
Check your fingers. Are your fingers curved? Are they on the correct home row keys?
Finger placement. Gently place the fingers of your left hand on the A S D F keys. The fingers of your right hand should be on the J K L ; keys.
Keep your fingernails trimmed. Strike each key with the pad of your finger, not your fingernails.
Move only the needed finger. Train your fingers to stay on their assigned home row key.
Short fingers? Then pivot with the little or index finger for long reaches.
Finger dexterity. Try the finger dexterity exercises in the Healthy section.
Fingers should strike a key. Do not mush keys. Strike a key and move on.
Practice, but avoid over-working. Many learners, particularly begining computer users, become very tense when using the computers. Tensions should be reduced so that learning is fun. We have extensive finger dexterity exercises as well as numerous physical stretching exercise to help reduce stress.
Two - step. Check out the finger dexterity called the two-step.
Fingers on Home row location. After striking a key, immediately return the finger to the correct home row key.
Train your fingers. Repeat an exercise until you are satisfied with your progress.
Relax. Concentrate, but try not to be tense.
Time Out ! After keying several exercises, take a break. Ask yourself how you are doing? Are you satisfied with your progress? It takes time to correctly develop typing skills. Do not type for more than an hour at a time, as you might become tense and tired.
Try the physical exercises. Spend a couple of minutes and try some of the physical and dexterity exercises shown in the www.nimblefinger.com web site. They will help reduce tension and stress.
Locate the home-row keys. Force yourself to use the correct fingers to strike the keys. If you forget which finger to use, look at the picture accompanying the exercise. The beginning exercises are extremely important because you are developing correct keystroke patterns.
Repeat an exercise. After keying the beginning exercises, using the correct finger to strike a key should be automatic. If you still have to look at the keyboard when you type a particular key, repeat the appropriate exercise.