Little Writer - The Tracing App for Kids
By Innovative Mobile Apps
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★★★★★ I have tried them all and this is my and my kids favorite tracing app bar none!
Endorsed by tens of thousands of satisfied parents, teachers, and kids the world over.
Little Writer is a tracing app that's done just right. Little Writer is super fun and so easy to use that your kids will think letter tracing is a game vs. a boring chore.
WHY PARENTS AND TEACHERS LOVE THIS APP
✔ The app is so easy to use that even toddlers will enjoy playing with
✔ The app is beautifully designed and just a joy to look at and use
✔ You can turn individual items ON or OFF and introduce one letter at a time based on the player skills
✔ You can customize everything - record your own language or add your own words
✔ Adding pictures and names of family and friends to write is a hit with every child
✔ The app also includes a collection of basic shapes to draw since handwriting require the same core skills
✔ The app comes preloaded with dozens of three and four letter words to write
WHY KIDS WILL LOVE IT TOO
✔ This app is just FUN.
✔ Tracing the along the lines and collecting all the apples and fishes is a pure joy for every child
✔ Gorgeous graphics and cute sounds keep kids begging for more
✔ Kids love hearing everything in mommy's or daddy's voice
✔ The app is super easy to use for kids of all ages and abilities.
✔ ABC uppercase letters
✔ abc lowercase letters
✔ Numbers 1 to 10
✔ 20 basic shapes including lines, circles, rectangles and more
✔ Dozens of 3 and 4 letter words to make practice more enjoyable and interesting
✔ Ability to add an unlimited number of your own words and pictures for maximum enjoyment and variety
✔ Additional letters for foreign language characters. Just go to settings to turn additional characters on and record their sound
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What's New in Version 1.2
★★★★★ My kids can't get enough of this! Loving it!
✔ Fixed iPad Retina display bug
✔ Fixed update but that was preventing some users to advance to the next screen
✔ Added ability to swipe page to get next / previous item and ability to turn swiping on or off from settings page
✔ Improved contrast of letters on success screen
✔ Improved tracing lines for lowercase letters
✔ Added "additional letters" to support foreign language characters
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We have a 4 year old who is in a school that really stresses early writing. While she's ahead in many areas, she struggles with her writing and pencil grip. Developmentally, she's fine, but as one of the youngest kids in her class, she's a little behind her class peers in this skill.
We have been working with her, but she would be frustrated by our constant little corrections like "the A needs a diagonal, not a straight line". But this app is great because it does those little corrections automatically. And we gave her a stylus to use, so she's figuring out a proper grip gives her better control.
All in all, we are very happy. Our daughter loves it, as do we. We are going to start letting her 2 year old brother use it on the iPad so the letters are very large while our daughter uses it on the iPhone so the letters are smaller and require better control.
great app, lefty adaptations?
this is a great app. my son has autism and he has a very difficult time imitating people writing or tracing letters, lines, or shapes. however he understood the concept of this app and follows the tracing very well. he gets a big smile on his face when he finishes a shape or word. he's proud of himself and i'm proud of him too :)
only problem: my son is left handed and for the letter "o" he would like to make the stroke clockwise instead of counterclockwise, but the app marks that as "incorrect" and makes him restart tracing the letter. It'd be great if there can be a "left handed option" here but "o" is the only letter that my son consistently would get "wrong." the stroke also affects letters like b, d, p, g but i dont know if theres a preferred way leftys write those letters that might be different from rightys. (im a righty and my son is a very inexperienced lefty so i dont know much about leftys)
Some letters formed improperly
This app is ALMOST what I was looking for to teach my 4 year old how to write letters. However, as an elementary teacher, I am very choosy about correct letter formation. I am very disappointed that this app, like many others, shows incorrect formations when teaching the child to write letters. Some letters are not formed all the way to the top line, such as b and k. Other letters, such as y, are simply formed incorrectly. I was also surprised to find that the 9 was formed like a typed 9, as opposed to a circle with a straight line down. I would highly recommend that the developer of this app research the most commonly used handwriting programs in elementary schools and modify this app to be based on those letter formations. I am sure that there are many teachers/parents who would be happy to pay for an app that teaches children how to write letters correctly.
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- Category: Education
- Updated: May 21, 2012
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 13.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Innovative Mobile Apps Ltd
- © Alligator Apps
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.