Touch Typing is one of those neglected skill, especially with the event of Mobile and Touch Screen devices. However, it is one such skill that becomes more and more useful as the kids progresses. Teach your kid to touch-type.
It is OK to stay with the world's generic default
QWERTY and not necessarily force someone to
DVORAK as suggested by few typing enthusiasts.
Here are few tools, Apps, and methodologies to learn to touch-type.