Little Princess truly enjoys being on the ipad or the computer and if she could she would do all of her school work on these two devices. At the moment her favorite is the ipad, so when we were given the opportunity to review an app that would help with her penmanship, something that we have been working on for the last year and half, we were quite happy about it.
This little app costs $4.99 at the app store and is available for the ipad or Android products.
It basically works just like a chalkboard, minus the chalk of course.
The virtual teacher who you can only hear and not see provides the example of the letter she wants you to trace and then offers various opportunities for you to trace it. All the tracing is done with the child's finger. You pretend to use a sponge to trace and then you trace it with "chalk"
If you do it wrong the "teacher voice" lets you know it is wrong and you have to re-do it. If you trace it correctly it gives you some encouraging words for your work and it also gives you stars as rewards.
|The app lets you practice all Upper Case letters|
For the price I think this app is well worth it. There isn't much to it except the practice of the letters, but it is enough to keep her engaged and trying her best to get the letters correct. You can change how challenging it actually is. It has an easy and a difficult level, I chose to keep ours on difficult. The app is sensitive enough that if you lift your finger when you aren't suppose to, it lets you know and makes you start all over. Little Princess did mention that this was a little "annoying" but when I explained to her that is was so that she learned to write the letters as accurate as possible she was fine with it, and she continued working on it. The way I know she really likes it, is that she will ask to play it instead of me asking her to use it.
The one change I would like to see would be the addition of lower case letters. I think this would make this app a very complete tool to practice penmanship. For now we will continue to use it and improve on Upper Case letters and numbers.
|You can also practice numbers 0-9|
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