Kids love learning to write cursive - especially when they can use shaving cream, paint, and jello! "Cursive Touch and Write" was developed by real classroom teachers, and recreates the fun and effective teaching strategy used in classrooms every day: learning writing with shaving cream, jello, finger paint, and more! Practice single letters in "Single Letter Mode" for more support, then switch to "Whole Word Mode" to write entire words with connected letters! (Note: "Whole Word Mode" is only available for the iPad version.) "Cursive Touch and Write" allows you easily to create your own lists of children's names, spelling lists and favorite words so that you can individualize the learning experience!
‣Comes with 18 different writing textures: shaving cream, ketchup, lime gelatin, chocolate frosting, chalk, pencil, blue pen, lemon gelatin, chocolate pudding, syrup, grape jelly, whipped cream, pumpkin pie, red paint, and vanilla pudding! iPhone/iPod Touch version comes with 16 textures.
‣Comes with 35 different writing papers, including different line patterns children are most likely to find in real classrooms, food papers, animal papers, nature papers, and papers for children with visual impairments! iPhone/iPod Touch version comes with 28 papers.
‣Children can practice writing their own names and create individualized lists of spelling words or favorite words.
‣Comes with the following word lists: ABC Countries of the World (and 1 City), 50 States, The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog, ABC Words, Palindromes, Alphabet Letters, Numbers – and of course you may add as many of your own lists as you like!
‣As children write, their actual letter formation is displayed next to a standard letter, so children can compare and work to improve their cursive.
‣Brief reward at the end of each word reinforces learning and motivates children, without becoming a distraction. You may change the length of this reward or remove it altogether on the "Settings" page.
‣Created by practicing classroom teachers – based on best teaching practices!
Please contact us at email@example.com with any questions, problems, or suggestions. We will get right back to you – we listen to our customers! And if you have additional textures or papers you would like to see included in an update, let us know!
Updated for iOS 11!
Ratings and Reviews
Good, but I wish it had other styles of handwriting
I heard about this app at an OT workshop today, it looks really promising but I wish it could be tailored to the style of penmanship the child is learning. I have been working with a little girl for almost a year on cursive handwriting but I am afraid to have her use this app bc it is a different style from the upright Handwriting Without Tears style she has been taught. Developers - do you think you could add an option like "Letter School" does to allow you to pick a handwriting style?
Cute imaginative cursive app
My 7 and 9 year olds loved the customization of the app. How fun to have waffle paper and a syrup pen, etc! Lots of choices too! I would have given it more stars if you could actually connect he words. Currently you write each letter one at a time on the paper and the app connects it to show you how they look connected. A major part of cursive is connecting the letters. My 9 year that learned cursive this year was quite frustrated that you cannot write a whole word. My 7 year old really liked practicing though.
11 year old says it's "Awesome"
We've been struggling to teach my 11 year old son cursive for several years now. I put this app on his iPad, and he's been playing it for over an hour - just for fun!
He was complaining that at school it takes him so long to write that for the he hasn't even learned the whole alphabet. At the beginning of the school year, he starts back at "a". He's just completed the whole alphabet in cursive, on his own - and he's soooo proud!
Too new to say if it carries over into real life for us, but I'd say it's more promising than anything that was happening in school! I had a blast trying it out, too!
Great App! Thanks so much!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.