Intro to Letters will help your child learn to trace, read, write, and record letter sounds, names, and phonograms in English! Based on the proven methodology of Montessori.

"Minimalist yet engaging, the sleekly designed app makes self-directed learning what it should be: Fun, simple, yet effective." - Maria Popova



• Basic foundations of language
• To read, write and understand English letters from A-Z
• Lowercase letter symbols and their sounds (phonics)
• Capital letters - letter names, writing and pronunciation
• Phonograms - writing and pronunciation
• Consonants and vowels
• Fine motor skills

Intro to Letters includes the following activities:

• LETTER SOUNDS (Lowercase Letters)
The first activity places an emphasis on phonetics instead of letter sounds. Your child will learn the sounds of the letters through a series of guided, interactive exercises.

Similar to the letter sounds, your child will work through the sounds of phonograms and unite them with their symbols.

Connect the sounds of the lowercase letters with their uppercase counterparts.

• LETTER NAMES (Capital Letters)
The objective of this activity is to acquire a knowledge of the names and symbols of the capital letters.

A special recording section to help your child learn sounds, phonograms and names.

- This section allows kids to practice specific letters or phonograms. A new toggle feature allows the user to isolate their tracing paths.


Recording Studio: Adults can record their own pronunciations of letter sounds and names to use throughout the app so children learn from a voice they love. Follow the instructions in the Parent Portal to get started.

Integrated Kids Library: Swiping the home screen will reveal all Montessorium apps on the user’s device. Tap an app icon to switch to a different activity.

Integrated Parent Portal: We’ve added several tools to help adults access information. With “Journal”, adults can stay up to date with Montessorium news and read posts on education, design, and technology.

Intro to Letters is a universal app for use on the iPad and iPhone. Please note, the Recording Studio functionality will not work on the iPod Touch.


Concept and design by Montessorium. Development of Intro to Letters 3.0 by Ymedia Labs. 

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What's New

Version 3.1

Updated for iOS 11.

Ratings and Reviews

2.4 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Simple, non-distracting interface


I was worried given two recent nasty reviews, but after trying this app out, I don't think they are warranted. For special needs, this is the perfect solution for some students who need minimal visual distractions. Clean, simple interface with options to practice tracing, or recording letter names/sounds. I like the option to jump to exactly the letter wanted. There is a page with links to this developer's apps, although it is protected by a parental gate, which is good. I would also like to see an option where I can shut off the "pencil" sound effect when tracing, while still hearing the other cues/voiceover. Some students with special needs may have trouble with this sound, and others will really enjoy the auditory feedback while tracing.

Horrible interface, boring, expensive junk


Tracing doesn't work. Bizarre "menu". Expensive junk. Some good ideas horribly executed by developers without a clue.

weak programming


A good idea in theory, but the interface has poor responsiveness and the software is unstable. Better to practice drawing letters with pencil and paper. I have an iphone 6s with updated os.


Montessorium, LLC
41.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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