LetterSchool - learn to write letters and numbers
By Letterschool Enabling Learning B.V.
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
The #1 alphabet tracing app for toddlers & preschoolers. Recommended by parents and teachers.
Fun phonics & alphabet tracing game for toddlers, preschool & kindergarten kids
Play to learn how to write all letters of the alphabet: abc - xyz and the numbers 1-10 with LetterSchool. Kids practice essential skills as they play four exciting games per letter or number.
*** Winner Tabby Awards Users’ Choice 2014 – Tabby Awards
*** Teachers With Apps Certified – TeachersWithApps
*** The app has been recognized worldwide by experts as a tool for learning to read and write and it truly shows! – iHeartThisApp
*** Learning a letter on this app is like being on a great party, with disco lights, stars and fireworks. Every letter is a surprise! – Apps4Kids
HOW IT WORKS
Kids learn to write letters and numbers as they play four exciting games per letter or number:
Intro - discover the shape, name and sound of all the 26 abc letters and numbers
Tap – learn where to start to write the letters and numbers and finish by tapping the dots
Trace - learn the letter trajectory by tracing it
Write - test your knowledge by writing the abc and numbers from memory
- Uppercase and lowercase letters
- Choice out of three most popular typefaces in handwriting education
- Progress and settings stored for up to three players
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What's New in Version 1.1
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Reading Specialist Questions the Sounds
As a game for writing practice, the app seems good, clever, and visually appealing. However, as a reading specialist, I question how the app gets such high reviews when it is presenting phonetically confusing information for young children. Any good introductory phonetic information for young children needs to be consistent and as clear as possible. The designers have presented inconsistent phonetic information, and have chosen questionable examples for words beginning with alphabet sounds. Three of the 5 vowels are fine- "a" (axe or ant) and "e" (egg or elephant) and "o" (octopus and ostrich.) All six of these are short sounds of the vowels. For i, they use ice cream or igloo; both the long and short sounds, respectively. And for "u" they include two examples of the long sound of "u" with ukulele aned unicorn. Garage is used for "g" in one example, but the soft "g" is also included with giraffe. X is just plain wrong, as x does not say zzzz and in xylophone. Reading specialists present consistent information to beginning readers: the short, more predictable sound comes first. The long sounds are treated as exceptions in alphabet charts. The soft "g" should be left out until later as it is less confusing. X has never said ZZZZZ. It may seem harmless to present this information carelessly, but I believe kids deserve the best start possible. This app needs to clean up the sounds section.
Suggestions for Future Updates
I love this app! It makes learning to write fun. My kindergarten students enjoy it and I feel it reinforces correct letter formation. I have some suggestions for future updates. First of all, I would like to see lines for the lowercase letters. The kids need to learn letter placement and the app is not teaching this. In addition, I would prefer the letter g to have a beginning sound word like game instead of giraffe. I would also like to be able to make each child their own account in the game to track their performance.
Wonderful and engaging
Love how the app provides support as needed, especially the fading of arrows as the child writes. It has been very helpful for my special needs preschoolers in helping them focus, slow down, and creating muscle memory. I also like the progression from demo with starting points to independent with disappearing line. The last one can be challenging, but the app provides support prompts. I agree with the reviewer who suggested changing the g sound to a hard g sound, but the app deserves 5 stars and more.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Oct 18, 2014
- Version: 1.1
- Size: 47.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Letterschool Enabling Learning B.V.
- © LetterSchool Enabling Learning
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.