Letter Writer Oceans (Preschool ABC's)
By Barking Dog Interactive
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"An excellent letter writing experience" - editor's Choice (92%) from the Children's Technology Review.
"Teaches an important skill and does it very well." - Babble.com's top ten educational apps for kids.
"Fishy friends will guide them through the motions, and lively animation and music make the experience fun and engaging." -Chicago Tribune
"The images and music are beautiful and the application is really well thought and finished." -iPhone4Kids.net
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Why should learning to write your ABC's be boring? Swim through the undersea ocean to choose a letter, and then practice writing the letter using guided strokes against a backdrop unique to each letter. Watch an eerie nautilus float by as you draw an "N", or watch a volcanic undersea vent erupt as you draw a "V".
LetterWriter:Oceans doesn't just display the letter and leave your child to randomly draw on the screen. Instead, it prompts your child with the correct stroke orders in sequence, reinforcing the stroke motion both before and after they make it. Their companion in this is a friendly fish who swims to the start of the stroke, and follows their finger along as they make it. When the stroke is completed, they get instant feedback, and earn a starfish each time they finish a letter.
When your child earns the fourth starfish for a letter, they unlock a storybook, which tells a brief poem, celebrating language and the wonders of the undersea world.
- Created by parents and educators.
- Contains exercises for all 26 capital letters, each with its own unique backdrop.
- Great for kids learning to write - pre-K through kindergarten.
- Younger kids can enjoy it as an interactive ABC's storybook.
What's New in Version 1.03
Fixed a bug that would prevent poems from being played.
Spoken letters would be nice
It would be logical and helpful if the letters the children were working on were each said out loud, perhaps when the letter first appears on the screen and just after the child finishes writing it. This way the program would teach the alphabet and how to write letters simulantesously. It should also have a lower case option. If you added the lower case option, then the letters when said out loud should sound something like this -- big A, little a or uppercase A, lower case a. I would give the program a five star rating if it did this. Right now it is very pretty looking program that is greatly lacking edcuationally.
Yes please fix M, N, V, & W
Please fix M,N,V&W asap. The way these letters are presented do not follow any curriculum I am aware of in Texas. As an occupational therapist with handwriting as my specialty I could not recommend this app to families/students until this is fixed. Love the concept & music & hands on interaction. A lower case option would be awesome, but using a standardized curriculum is a must such as Handwriting Without Tears. Can't wait for the update to fix this concern!!
Great app, only 1 thing missing.
My 2 year old daughter really likes this app. My only complaint is that it does not say the letter that they are tracing. If that feature were added, this would be a 5 star app :)
- Category: Education
- Updated: Dec 03, 2009
- Version: 1.03
- Size: 28.7 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: John Chamberlin
- © 2009 Barking Dog Interactive
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.