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Description

Features include;
* Choice of cursive style letter e.g. two styles of the letter r.
* Personalised feedback to tell kids which letters they are totally awesome at and which letters they could focus on practising.
* Practice of single letters in cursive style.
* The 100 most frequent words to try in cursive style.
* Multiple Players, useful to track the progress of siblings or of up to 10 players in a class.
* 'My Words', section where you could type in the weeks spellings to practice.
* A phonics based approach supporting the writing practice.
* Left / right handed adaptation
* You can also use Crazy Cursive to help learn a new language! Select from American English, UK English, French, German, Italian or Spanish words and phonics.

Your child can practice writing the top 100 words in cursive style and can also type in their own words to practice. Letters are sounded out phonetically to allow your child to develop skills of breaking down words which is particularly useful for children with Dyslexia.

Thank you to the Teachers, Children and Parents of Fairlawn School London for your support and feedback. Special thanks to Fairlawn Teachers for being inspiringly Crazy for Cursive!

10 Benefits of Teaching Cursive Handwriting

1.Relative ease in introducing cursive penmanship to preschoolers.
2.Prevents reversals and confusion of letters
3.Enhances spelling ability
4.Develops internal control systems that can be used as tool for learning
5.Potential for errors are diminished
6.Improved reading skills
7.Enforces the skills for patterns in reading and writing
8. Prevents erratic spaces between letters and words
9. Helps Left Handed Children
10.Use as a tool to put thoughts on paper quickly and easily

Conclusion:
We should teach our children ‘Cursive First, Print Later’.

Source: Samuel L. Blumenfield, "How Should We Teach Our Children to Write? Cursive First, Print Later!"

The British Dyslexia association recommend that children learn the continuous cursive style. The cursive style has some significant advantages for Dyslexic students. The key advantages to this system are:

* By making each letter in one movement, children’s hands develop a ‘physical memory’ of it, making it easier to produce the correct shape;

* Because letters and words flow from left to right, children are less likely to reverse letters which are typically difficult (like b/d or p/q);

* There is a clearer distinction between capital letters and lower case;

* The continuous flow of writing ultimately improves speed and spelling.

What's New

Version 2.4

UX improvements

Ratings and Reviews

Rosabelle6

Limited to 3 letter words

It's great for learning how to write cursive but it doesn't let you write more than 3 letter words. I still think it is a really fun app. Great for beginners.

Developer Response

Hi Rosabella6,
Thanks for your feedback back in 2015. Sorry to be so late replying to your review but the 'reply to reviews', feature is new to us!
This app does definitely allow you to write words that are longer than 3 letters. The words are based on the top 100 high frequency words. We do start off with the shorter words as it is the best place to start for beginner writers but it definitely progresses to words like 'children' and 'people', as they are high frequency words.
Your little one has probably outgrown the game by now but if you do go back and revisit it do let me know how you get on!
With thanks
Vicky Carpenter
Teacher and Director of MadeByEducators

Gehnigirl

Not a good teaching tool

This app does not teach proper formation of cursive letters. I hoped my daughter could use this as a means of practicing what she is learning in school, unfortunately it only confuses her. She knows they are wrong and doesn't want to play it. If your child is learning the same cursive writing you we learned in school, this will disappoint.

Developer Response

Hi Gehnigirl,
Thanks for your feedback on our app Crazy Cursive back in 2015. We have updated the app several times since then and have made the 'change cursive font', much more prominent now. Your little one is probably much bigger now and doesn't need cursive practice any more but if you do go back and give it a try again do let us know how you get on! Also if there are additional font styles we have missed do let us know!
With thanks, Vicky Carpenter Teacher & Director of MadeByEducators

Dube1

Seems okay but...

The lower case cursive r is incorrect. My daughter was writing it wrong for awhile before I noticed.

Developer Response

Hi Dube1,
Thanks for your feedback on our app Crazy Cursive back in 2015. We have updated the app several times since then and have made the 'change cursive font', much more prominent now. Your little one is probably much bigger now and doesn't need cursive practice any more but if you do go back and give it a try again do let us know how you get on! Also if there are additional font styles we have missed do let us know!
With thanks,
Vicky Carpenter Teacher & Director of MadeByEducators

Information

Seller
madebyeducators Limited
Size
62.3 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© MadeByEducators
Price
$2.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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