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Description

Worried how your wiggleworm will learn to write his letters? Let a fat juicy caterpillar, smiling snowflake and a fluffy spider teach him. Yum Yum Letters gives kids a gentle introduction to handwriting.

FEATURES:
• Learning letters: letter names + sounds + demonstration of letter formation
• Uppercase and lowercase letters, lined paper, white or animated background
• Popular school fonts (ZB, HWT, D'Nealian)
• Motivation system with mini-games rewards
• Customizable settings for up to 30 students
• Detailed progress reports (mistakes marked, video of tracing, reports to email)
• 14 awards to earn for efforts and diligence!

This “smart” app is so cheery and full of positive reinforcement and encouragement, kids will view tracing as a game. They have a choice of scratching out letters on a frosty window or munching through alphabet imprinted leaves to get to a shiny red apple. Parents also get choices as they can set the app to follow ABC order or present letters developmentally based on starting point and/or type and difficulty of strokes.

After completing a series of letters kids earn a reward which may be helping the caterpillar turn into beautifully decorated butterfly or making a snowflake from jewel-like ice crystals. What little ones won't realize is even these mini-games are building their motor skills and helping develop the control they will need to write.

SPECIAL FEATURES
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+++What Kids Love:++++

• Friendly animated characters as guides
• Multi-sensory auditory and visual feedback while writing
• Generous praise for each attempt
• Creative themed games to celebrate accomplishments
• No grades or penalties for mistakes
• Welcoming graphics, music and professional voiceover keep the mood upbeat and relaxed

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+++Important For Parents and Teachers:+++

• Dual teaching methods
- RECOMMENDED which groups letters based on similarity of strokes and difficulty
- ALPHABETICAL which allows selection of any letter

• Choice of three popular school fonts – HWT style (Handwriting Without Tears©), ZB style (Zaner-Bloser©). D'Nealian,

• Choice of uppercase, lowercase letters and prewriting elements.

• Dedicated EASY mode for beginners and special needs kids that uses maximum prompts for each of 3 tries

• Varied levels of difficulty in which prompting gradually decreases each time through with emphasis first given to learning the proper starting point; then staying within the lines; and finally memorizing the order and direction of all segments and making a complete stroke without the finger leaving the screen

• Errorless learning to prevent reversal and misshapen letters

• Replay the video of your child tracing letters. In the Parent's Corner. look at the stats tab within each student to track speed of tracing and letter formation with 3 error types marked (starting points, finger-up and off the line).

• Built-in reinforcing mini-games motivate kids to continue their learning

• DETAILED PROGRESS REPORTS track the status of each letter (studied, learned, not attempted), number of tries and mistakes and uses data to reorder letters for additional practice

• Support for up to 30 student profiles with custom settings for each

• Ability to individually mute sound effects and voiceover, alter number of trials between reinforcers and specify criteria for mastery

• COPPA compliant child safe app with no ads, external links or in-app purchases

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Yum Yum Letters was made in consultation with educators and Occupational therapists. Our aim is to meet the unique learning needs of all young children and provide a stress-free tool for handwriting.

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What's New

Version 1.35

14 awards to earn for efforts and diligence!

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
7 Ratings
7 Ratings

Fun and Imaginative Learning!

Wagnerslp

New, improved, and even better than the original! Yum Yum Letters is a great way to encourage your child to engage in fun, repeated practice for production and recognition of alphabet letters, in order to foster beginning handwriting and phonics skills. This app presents short, guided, repetitive finger tracing alphabet learning tasks with a clean graphic layout, friendly characters, and fun mini games and visual awards to enhance learning. Provides for many user controlled settings, offers choice of handwriting styles, and tracks progress for multiple students! I like how you can select specific letters to target, or go through them automatically. Great for use at school or home! I love the colorful artwork and the friendly narrator! The app offers great value! Recommended!

Freezes when loading

cphurley82

This seems good until after playing a few times the game no longer loads. It just freezes after the Kinder Matica animation. The same issue is happening on two iPhones and an iPad. The game is worthless until this is fixed.

Developer Response

Hello!
We are very sorry you had a problem with launching the game. We will do our best to fix the issue as soon as possible however your assistance is badly needed. can you please, advise what device you used to launch the game and what iOS version you have? Can you pleas,e send the info to support@kindermatica.com or kindermatica@gmail.com. Thank you!

Cute app, but misleading description

Hetterbetter

This app is cute and well done, but I regret purchasing it and feel misled. It says that it teaches letter names and sounds which is what I was looking for. I didn’t want to pay for a tracing app...you can get those for free. There is no teaching letter sounds. This is strictly a tracing app so the description needs to be changed.

Developer Response

Hi! I am sorry but we can't agree with you about what the app teaches. I hope you will spend some time studying the app to see what it really offers. In fact, the app represents several aspects of each letter - letter name, letter sound (one sound per letter) and letter formation (for 3 main US school fonts). Unlike numerous free letter tracing apps, Yum-Yum Letters not just teaches letter formation but also tracks how well the letter is mastered by a child. Depending on the difficulty level selected, the app tracks muscle memory (for a particular letter) and fine motor skills ( how elements of each letter are traced and if a finger was up while tracing) with the recording of the tracing and mistakes tracked. In addition, we have added gamification elements to the app which will be available with the coming update where kids earn awards for diligence and efforts.
In case you have problems with any of the features listed, we are always ready to help. Just send us more info to support@kindermatica.com.

Information

Seller
Kindermatica Ltd.
Size
231.9 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Kindermatica Ltd.
Price
$3.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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