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Smart Apps for Kids: TOP PICK ... 5 Star Handwriting App!
Teachers with Apps CERTIFIED! "A beautifully crafted app, a true treasure!"
Appy Mall - "This is an essential app!", "Highly recommended"
The iMums - 5 Stars ... "a handwriting program that works!"
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So much more than a tracing app... A virtual handwriting workbook!
Unforgettable pictures and stories help children learn how to write their letters and numbers in a fun, new way! (ages 3-7 & special needs)
Developed by an occupational therapist with over 20 years of experience working with handwriting for young children and children with special needs.
All the depth of a classroom experience, in your own home, with the fun and simplicity of the digital environment. Proven learning methods combined in an app that truly teaches letter and number formation!
~ Wide error range for beginners
~ Free worksheet downloads on our website www.startdothandwriting.com/free-downloads
~ 2 Learning Orders: Kinesthetic (guided) or Alphabetic (free choice)
~ Rainbow Letters to increase accuracy
~ Look-Back Progress Monitoring: All handwriting samples saved for all users!
~ Adjustable settings increase difficulty
~ Two writing screens: Learning and Practice
~ Unique teaching method and concepts simplifies learning.
~ Striking graphics combine with gentle teaching voice
BEST FOR ...
~ Ages 3-6, and 6+ children with developmental delays
~ Casual home use, preschool, kindergarten, first grade, home school, therapy
TrishCo takes privacy and security matters seriously, and wishes to inform all users of the StartDOT application, whether parents, professionals, community members or our most important audience - our hardworking kids, of our privacy practices. We encourage you to review our policy at www.startdothandwriting.com/privacy.
- Added support for newer devices.
- Bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Great, only one problem so far
I think the app is a great idea and I love the fact that its not as error sensitive as some of the other apps out there (I work with a a lot if children with very low frustration tolerances). My one and only pet peeve is that the app does not allow you to dive right in and just choose a specific letter that you want to work on.... I work with some children who are only practicing certain letters (for example S), but to get to the letter S, they would have to complete allllll other letters before it in order to open the letter S up.....they already know how to form those letters, so it's a waste of therapy time to have to practice them all before we get the S (or whatever specific letter they may be working on). It would be a nice upgrade to the app if whoever is using it can go right ahead and just pick whatever letter they want to work on, without having to complete all the other letters before it.
It’s been hard to find something that captures my son’s attention AND really teaches handwriting.... but this app hits both of those marks. He really likes using all of the colors to write like a rainbow and has been on it for long bouts of time without any coaxing. He even wrote the letters on the printable worksheets they have. I liked having the option of using their order or changing the settings so he can jump around to any letter alphabetically once he's mastered several. This is a winner in my book!
Nice but missing major features
As an OT this app is very useful for progress monitoring for individual kids. BUT, a major disappointment is that you can not choose letters out of order. This is a major oversight to be relegated to having a child have to run through random letters that they may have mastered already. Second concern is that there is not a left handed mode because those children form letters such as Ts from the opposite corner as a right handed child. This app would be 5 stars with these features added.
- TrishCO LLC
- 111 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
- English, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2017 TrishCO LLC
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.