Handwriting is important. I say this, because, my dad being a pharmacist and having gone to medical school, tended to write like a doctor; that is to say, illegibly. I got pretty adept at reading his scrawled birthday cards and notes, but, I still think good handwriting is a great skill to have.
Handwriting is something that kids usually learn at school, however, I've found that children seem to learn better when they are not just taught something, but are actually engaged and having fun.
If you add electronics to the mix, you've really hit a home run.
Elately recently released iTrace, an innovative app that works with your iPad and teaches your children how to write numbers, letters and also to form words.
Guided with visual hints and easy narration, children can use their fingers to trace shapes of numbers, letters and words and also play the app's fun picture matching game.
iTrace was developed under the guidance of educational pros and tested by students. It's easy to pick up, and children will learn to write their names, words, letters and get visual awards like gold stars and stickers when they get things right.
I feel that iTrace is a wonderful app because it is an interesting, fun and interactive way for children of ages 3 and up to learn and also to perfect their writing skills through many different levels. It can be used if you are left-handed, right-handed or ambidextrous.
If you go to History, you can see which words and letters your child has learned well and which need some work and practice. It also tells you what needs to be improved as in the example below:
iTrace has some awesome features:
- 600+ different rewards
- 50 animated objects
- Supports multiple players
- Saves the entire history of each child's progress
- Supports multiple methods of writing the same letters
- A simple switch adjusts the entire system for left-handed kids
iTrace for the iPad is available for $3.99 on the iTunes App Store right here, so why not check it out.
I highly recommend it! 4 stars for fun, educational value and price!
Disclosure: I was provided with an app download to facilitate my review and a gift for trying it out, however all opinions herein are completely my own.