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 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 – 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 (ZB, DN and HWT styles)
- Progress and settings stored for up to three players
For more reviews, features or questions visit our website www.letterschool.com
- Fixed: The app saves now which font you're using after restarting the app.
- Fixed: Audio wasn't working for some users
- Fixed: For newer devices, switching to a different font caused problems
- Fixed: Problem when starting the app
Ratings and Reviews
more than pleased!
We started out with the "lite" version of Letter School. I forgot to tell the kids I had even put it on there when my son found it. I kept hearing this noise and him laughing and squawking/screaming delight (he's on the autism spectrum however he IS verbal). He told me he wanted more of the app! NOW! I said show me and he went to it and started the letter P and and then his sister had to have a go of it. I took the iPad and purchased it right away. He could not put it down and when I made him turn if off and go to bed he was 'bummed out' and the first thing he wanted the next morning was "Letter School". He completed it in a matter of days as did his sister. I loved it as much as they did - I mean they were actually learning to trace the letters "correctly" in STEPS and with practice and they were not upset when they did not get it right (which is hard for my son). They would laugh at their own letters and numbers when they were accepted and shown on a 'chalkboard' saying look how silly it is mommy! The various cars and insects that zoom or buzz through and more made them want to go on and on and on in order to see what would happen next! This is one of the BEST alphabet and number writing apps out there in the market (and we have a LOT)! Thank you for making such an ingenious app!
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.
Love this app
I'm a school-based OT. It both cracks me up and horrifies me to see the complaint that this app is restrictive in how it makes children write the letters. THAT IS THE POINT!! I guess it has been so long since children were actually taught that there is a way you are supposed to form letters and not just draw them however you can figure out yourself, that people have forgotten there is any such thing.
Anyway, this app is so inherently motivating to many children, that it can get them to really work hard at learning to control their movements and learn to form letters when games, promised rewards, modeling by peers, cheering by adults etc failed. It has some magical draw that makes children keep wanting to work on it. And I love that you can set it to Handwriting Without Tears style letters.
I agree about the Left-handers, though. There should be a way you can switch it so that you can form the horizontal lines right-to-left. And I wish it didn't keep it from working properly if you stabilize the side of your hand down on the screen while writing, but that is a complaint I have with every tablet-based visual-motor app.
- Letterschool Enabling Learning B.V.
- 91.6 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © LetterSchool Enabling Learning
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.