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**2013 TOP 10 APPS FOR KIDS** Cool Mom Tech
Smart Apps for Kids: TOP PICK...5 Star Handwriting App!
Teachers with Apps CERTIFIED! “A beautifully crafted app, a true treasure!” April 2014
Appy Mall- "This is an essential app!" "Highly recommended"
TheiMums- 5 Stars...a handwriting program that works!
New & Noteworthy Kids Apps 2014
KNOW What’s Inside™ Member: Best Practices for Kids’ Apps
So much more than a tracing app...a virtual handwriting workbook!
* Now with UNLIMITED USERS! *
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 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 UNLIMITED 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.
What's New in Version 1.1
- Added unlimited users
- First letter/number of each group unlocked in Kinesthetic Learning Order
- New Quick-Start Guide
- Now supports iOS 7
- Enhanced user experience
- Bug fixes
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.
I absolutely LOVE this app! It's easy enough for young children to use, and older kids enjoy it, too, because it's so much fun. The story method of teaching children how to contruct the letter is great! It really helps them to remember how to do it even when they aren't using the app. This has defintely helped both of my girls, and I would highly recommend it to parents and teachers!
Great handwriting app!
Handwriting can be hard to grasp for some kids - not to mention boring! This app creatively uses colorful pictures and fun stories to aid in letter formation - which as a speech pathologist - I fully appreciate! My daughter loves to practice her "writing" with this app and I've noticed great carry over when she is using a pencil / paper! This app is a must for kids learning to write!