LAUNCHED in 2014 as FEATURED on Kids Store for iPad

Alphabet tracing made fun and…easy!

abc letter tracing is a beautifully designed, interactive educational app which teaches pre-schoolers the correct way to form print and cursive letters in a playful way. All 4 games featured on this app have been specifically designed to help children’s handwriting journey from the beginning of pre-writing skills and colouring to forming letters and writing messages.

The PRE-WRITING GAME has been created specially for children to develop their fine motor skills (small muscles in the hands and fingers used for writing) and control. It is important that children build up dexterity in their hands and fingers before progressing to form letters. The game is to follow hip hop hen around the dots to complete the picture.

The LETTER COLOURING GAME – is such fun. Whilst developing this game we have observed children spending hours experimenting with colour and creating letter pictures.

In this game children can write, decorate and send messages such as ‘happy christmas’, ‘thank you’, ‘happy birthday’ or ‘get well soon’.

The LETTER TRACING GAME teaches a child how to form print and cursive (joined-up or linked) letters correctly using the UK National Curriculum font. The formation of each letter is clearly demonstrated by a pencil, alongside a catchy rhyme. Each letter is split into 3 strokes and traffic light balloons and indicates clearly when the child has completed each stroke of the letter. Once the child has completed the letter – the child is rewarded by being able to pop 3 balloons. When the child pops the balloons, letters will burst out and be sounded phonetically.

Created by teachers in the UK and complements school curriculums
97 Hand-drawn, interactive and child-friendly pages which consists of:
More than 50 letter tracing pages consisting of cursive & print letters.
10 pre-writing pages.
26 alphabet colouring pages.
10 pages of messages to trace and decorate (easy and hard setting).
1 free-draw page - for children to practise ‘mark making’ or letter formations.
3 printable letter workbooks accessible from the app.
26 Letter formation rhymes.
26 Letter characters to help develop phonetic awareness relationship between the letter and the sound it makes.
Perfect for 3+ year olds.
Fun and interactive - hours of educational enjoyment.
Audio instructions, encouragement and calm sound effects.
Grown-ups area with printable EYFS teaching tips to observe and track early learning goals.
No in-app purchases or third party advertising so your child can play uninterrupted and at their own pace.
Personal information will never be shared.
Parent gate to keep children safe from social media.

As teachers we know how proud children are of their creations and enjoy showing their friends and adults. All our new games have a ‘save’ and ‘share’ function, so, once a child has finished their message, pre-writing or colouring they can ‘save’ it to the device or 'share' it with a friend.

Key Skills
abc letter tracing helps kids achieve many early learning goals:
Literacy development
Phonetic awareness - linking sounds to letters
Speaking & listening
Fine motor control & co-ordination
Explore & be creative with colour
Observation & cognitive skills
Concentration & attention
Being imaginative
Identify patterns
Explore & experiment
Listen to rhymes
Identify & create simple patterns
Design & share creations
Recognition of familiar words, pictures and own name
Moving, handling & operating age-appropriate software

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What's New

Version 1.08

Bug fixes and updates

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Crashes and Sticks


I purchased this based on some of the good reviews. I agree with another reviewer - this app CONTINUES to crash and stick. Don’t waste your money - very disappointed. It could have been great though.

A treasure chest


This app is a total delight. It's visually stunning and you and the children will never tire of it. It is an excellent teaching aid for learning to read and write, it's also great fun and very creative. There are 4 sections and each one is brilliant. As an adult you may find you have to sit on your hands. Particularly when it comes to the "free drawing". There are helpful voiceovers and plenty of encouragement. You can save and/or send your (child's) creations and print out the workbooks. It would also be wonderful on long journeys or for a child who is ill in bed. Do try it. It's by far my favourite pre-school app and I've tried over a hundred.

Brilliant App. Perfect for my children


This is a must have. It is beautifully put together and very easy to use and explain. The ability to share what the children are doing makes it great fun for them but me also!! Could not recommend this highly enough.


hip hop hen
271.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Sophie Carter & Daisy Harrison t/a hip hop hen 2017


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