"One of our top 5 back to school apps" - Appolicious
Kids App of the Week -Parenting Magazine
"Chalk Walk is a very unique iPad app. It has been developed to help your children improve the pincer grip they use to hold a pencil. An app that wants you to take what you’ve learned and apply that to good old fashioned paper and pencil? You bet!" - The iPhone Mom
"Chalk Walk for the IPAD is an interactive app for toddlers and pre-schoolers that develops their thumb-finger pincer grip skill needed for school. It also teaches other skills like hand-eye coordination, simple motor skills, simple letters and words introduction, and promotes left to right progression. And it does all of these while maintaining fun with the visuals, games, and rewards." - IHeartThisApp
4 Stars! - Best Apps For Kids
Introduce your kids to the first app to help children to develop the pincer grip needed at school. Many children are coming into school unable to properly hold a pencil. As time spent drawing on paper or coloring with crayons is swapped for screen time, key fine motor skills remain underdeveloped. But screen time can also solve the problem and prepare kids for the pencil-and-paper tasks they encounter in school. Mrs. Judd’s Games’ new app, CHALK WALK, is designed to fill in the blank: young hands get needed exercise as they use a thumb & finger pincer grip to play this fun, innovative, teacher-designed game.
Typical iPad tracing games ignore this need for children build awareness of hand positioning required for success in school. CHALK WALK helps focus a child's attention on this skill and offers clever tracing lines that bend and twist before the player's eyes. Children can relate to the familiar activity of drawing and after playing CHALK WALK, we hope they are encouraged to practice their new skills by creating their own drawings with real sidewalk chalk.
CHALK WALK's colorful, fanciful maps offer children a journey through the unique sidewalks of places like Kitty City and Crown Town. Players collect alphabet puzzle pieces and chase prizes as they make their way to Silly Town, where they are encouraged to create their own designs with loops and squiggles that will give their hands—and imaginations—a workout!
The video playback feature offers children a chance to study their own moving "chalk lines" and motivate them to try again, just for fun!
- encourages fine-motor flexibility/exercise
- builds awareness of hand positioning
- left-hand icon option is included in settings menu
- clearly demonstrates/reinforces thumb-finger pincer grip
- alphabet puzzle pieces create an emerging literacy task
- animated tracing lines promote left-to-right progression
- photos of unique sidewalks inspire an awareness of beauty and diversity in our world
- fanciful maps point the way to pretend worlds and imaginative thinking.
- endless opportunity to revisit, and refine one's work
- video play-back motivates a child to study their progress in an active way
- reset button offers teachers and parents the option to give new players a fresh start
- General improvements
- Updated Parent/Teacher Section
Ratings and Reviews
Great idea, but too hard
I think this is great idea for an app, but asan adult I can not even get it too work properly.
Wow - such a great app and such great results!
Wow - I have 2 kids 3 and 6 and they love this app and have no idea they are straightening their handwriting grips. My 3 year old especially has seen improvement after play in his ability to hold a crayon or pencil. The graphics and gameplay is cute and they love using the create or doodle mode with existing pictures on our iPad (what kid doesn't want to draw a mustache on a picture on their dad. I love that we are finally seeing some apps outside the simple letters and numbers such a great idea.
A joy for the senses
This is a game to build dexterity. I was playing it with my son and found it a challenge! He, on the other hand, kept screaming "I love this game" and is thrilled at what he is discovering.
The music really sets the tempo and makes it exciting.....I love the way the letters light up magically when circled. The game takes a great deal of concentration and holds interest....
It has a sidewalk funky city feel......love it!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.