I was very excited to discover that my parents had recently found my old manual typewriter when they were spring cleaning! And even more thrilled to find that it still worked 🙂
I think a good old fashioned typewriter is a fun way for a kindergartner or child in the early grades of school to play with the letters and words, especially a child showing interest in letters or beginning the formal process of learning about them.
For us, I will be putting the typewriter away for a bit longer as I don’t think Immy (at 3 1/2) has quite the level of manual dexterity, co-ordination or finger strength to be able to use it very successfully (you have to hit the keys quite hard to make an imprint on the page) but it will be coming out to play before too long.
And maybe one dash she will bash out a new edition of The Family Times…
Just like I did (with the help of my siblings) all those years ago! (It’s amazing what Mum and Dad found in their clean up!)
Sometimes old technology is just as fun as new 🙂