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★★ By popular demand, now with voice-over! ★★

Read what our users are saying!

★★★★★ "I bought this app for my 5 year old who is so excited to show everyone the letters she is writing using this app. It is priceless to see her pride and confidence [...] Thanks for a great app."

Designed by parents, for preschoolers aged 2-5 years.

LetterTracer is an educational tool that helps preschoolers and other pre-reading children trace and paint letter and number shapes. Early exposure to letters and numbers helps prepare children for reading and writing in grade school. LetterTracer's three-way combination of visual letters, interactivity via tracing, and a spoken voice-over helps children learn and retain the alphabet.

Designed by parents, LetterTracer is generally appropriate for children ages 2 to 5, and was intensively field-tested by our own children! Uppercase and lowercase letters A to Z and the numbers 0 through 9 are shown in three selectable styles:

✔ Flashcard mode: each letter is shown in its regular, filled-in black-on-white rendition. Use this mode as you would flash cards, to practice recognizing letters and numbers with your child.

✔ Tracing mode, for younger children: a hollow outline of each letter is shown. Your child can finger-paint on the screen to trace the letterform.

✔ Freeform mode, for older children: a smaller image of each letter is shown in the upper-left corner; the rest of the screen is available for freehand drawing of the letterform.

Choose from three difference voices; each calls out the name of letters as they appear, to reinforce your child's learning:

✔ Adult Male

✔ Adult Female

✔ Child

LetterTracer is easy and fun to use for both parents and kids:

✔ In flash card mode, "swipe" back and forth to move between letters easily

✔ When drawing, shake your iPhone or iPod Touch to clear the screen and start over. Kids love this feature!

✔ Choose a larger, more forgiving brush size for younger children, or a smaller, more precise brush size for older children

✔ Choose from 10 painting colors

✔ Choose from three different voices to call out letters and numbers

Tactile practice with letters is an excellent complement to "passive education" from television. LetterTracer is appropriate for roughly the same audience as pre-reading and early-reading skills shows such as Super Why, Sesame Street, Blue's Clues, WordGirl, Between the Lions and WordWorld.

LetterTracer is excellent ABC practice for native English speakers, but is also appropriate for introducing the English alphabet to ESL students.

Niftybrick Software is an independent artisan software studio. We take your feedback and satisfaction seriously. Please write to us at support@niftybrick.com with any questions or suggestions.

What's New

Version 2.0.1

Added a volume control to the settings screen to control the loudness of the voice-over.

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5

589 Ratings

589 Ratings

Great for little learners


My 3 year old daughter is just learning to write and spell. This app is really helping her with both. She is able to trace on the phone and then write on paper. One cool feature would be the ability to string letters together, such as a name, to practice writing and sounding out short words, letter by letter. In anycase, thanks for making something truly useful an functional and for keeping it reasonably priced!

With arrows this would havw 5stars!


The letter practice provides a great first look at writing letters. My only gripe is that there is no direction given as to how to form letters correctly. My niece writes nicely for no kindergarten but her form is all wrong and that counts in school because you can't learn cursive without proper print basics. Please add directional arrows and let me know when you do!

Needs more


I wish it reinforced the sound, not just letter name.


Niftybrick Software, LLC
2.8 MB
Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2009 Niftybrick Software, LLC


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