Jimmy’s Keyboard Trouble By: Claire Breadner
Jimmy had always loved learning and being at school with his friends.
But lately, Jimmy was feeling very sad and did not want to go to school. His class worked a lot on computers and he had trouble using the keyboard. This frustrated Jimmy and made him sad.
Jimmy’s teacher noticed he was having some trouble with his keyboard. She asked Jimmy if it would be ok to go with Mr. Tom to see if there was another keyboard that might work better for him. Jimmy agreed.
Mr. Tom let Jimmy try lots of different keyboards.
The first keyboard Jimmy tried was very small. Mr. Tom said it was miniature. It can help kids because kids have small hands that fit it better. Mr. Tom said the layout of the keys was better for kids too. But it was too small for Jimmy.
The next keyboard Jimmy tried was very colourful. Mr. Tom said that’s actually what it’s called too. Jimmy thought that the name “Colourful Keyboard” was funny.
Mr. Tom said all of the keys are colour coded to help kids remember where things are. But Jimmy had trouble remembering all the keys in each colour.
Mr. Tom thought a keyguard might be helpful for Jimmy. This is a cover for your keyboard so that you only hit one key at a time. But Jimmy did not have trouble with that part.
Next, Mr. Tom let Jimmy try a large print keyboard. This kind of keyboard has really big letters and symbols on it so it’s easier to see.
This was the perfect keyboard for Jimmy! After trying different keyboards Mr. Tom helped Jimmy see that he was having trouble seeing the keys and that’s why he was getting frustrated.
Mr. Tom showed Jimmy and his Mom some neat practice exercises and games that would help Jimmy learn his keyboard better. Jimmy loves learning and loves being at school again.