Letter Writer Space (Kindergarten ABC's)
By Barking Dog Interactive
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The sequel to Letter Writer Oceans is here - blast off into space while learning to draw your lower case letters. Why should learning to write your ABC's be boring? Use the radio telescopes to choose a letter, and then practice writing the letter using guided strokes against an animated backdrop unique to each letter. See celestial gasses collapsing on a quasar as you draw a "Q", or follow along with a streaming comet as you draw a "C".
Letter Writer Space 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 the space shuttle, which flies to the start of the stroke, and follows their finger along. When the stroke is completed, they get instant feedback as a shockwave goes out, earning a star each time they finish the letter.
When your child earns the fourth star for a letter, they unlock the info panel, which reads aloud some interesting facts about the elements in the background, celebrating the wonder of astronomy and the mind-boggling vastness of space.
- Created by parents and educators.
- Contains exercises for all 26 lower case letters, each with its own unique animated backdrop.
- Great for kids learning to write - pre-K through kindergarten.
- Younger kids can enjoy it as an interactive ABC's storybook.
Perfect companion to Letter Writer Oceans
"Letter Writer Oceans" was perfect when my son was learning his first letters. Now that he is in 1st grade and struggling with his lower case letters, this is a great tool. He writes his "b's" and "d's" backwards, and has trouble with the hanging sticks on "p" and "g" as well. When he has problems on his homework sheets from school, I tell him he can take a break by playing this game. I then reset the progress (click the "i" in the top right corner), and give him a few letters that he has to 'win' (getting all the way to the information screen). He loves the break from the homework writing, and I see an immediate, noticeable improvement when he returns to writing.
On the iPad, this is great! My pre-schooler can practice writing lower-case letters, even though he doesn't have the motor skills to hold a pencil.
Not for Kindergarten Teachers!
This app has great pictures and is well designed. However, the letters are not all formed correctly. For example a is made in a "ball and stick" way, rather than one solid motion. Many other letters are formed in pieces rather than fluidly.
letters do not progress from left to right!
I really like the graphics and interest, but as an OT, helping students learn to print, I can't use this app! Letters should be taught starting on the top of the left side of the letter. This helps students prepare for the continuous strokes in cursive and prevents "b/d" and "p/q" reversals.
- Category: Education
- Released: Mar 19, 2010
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 73.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: John Chamberlin
- © 2010 Barking Dog Interactive
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.