Willow's Top 5 Apps for Handwriting Development
Although it is often overlooked, handwriting is an essential skill in our day to day lives. It is an essential means to communicating with the world around us and having our ideas correctly understood. Handwriting requires so much more than putting a pen to paper. It requires coordination, attention, organization, spatial perception, visual integration, organization, memory, and motor planning. Although the emerging world of technology may have cast a shadow on the primitive method of communication, handwriting remains a vital tool for all children and adults.
Here are some of Monarch’s favorite Applications for helping with Handwriting development:
iWriteWords: $3.99 Teaches letter and number identification through various interactive games. This application is targeted toward a younger demographic as it provides colourful animations, sing-a-long songs, and simple vocabulary.
Handwriting Without Tears: Wet-Dry-Try: $6.99 From the guru’s of Handwriting, Handwriting Without Tears comes Wet-Dry-Try. It may not have the bells and whistles of other apps in this category, it is excellent for children having difficulty with letter formation. Wet-Dry-Try breaks down the components of letters into straight forward and easy to learn way that is easily transferred to pencil and paper.
Ready to Print: $9.99 A foundational app focused on teaching pre-writing skills. The app takes children through 7 different developmental activities including: Touch, Ordered Touch, Matching, Path, Shapes, Connect the Dots, Pinching, Letters and Free Draw.
StartDOT Handwriting: $0.99: This app uses a kinaesthetic - approach to letter formation. The app guides children through a variety of activities to gradually build a child’s skills. From tracing to freehand, children can practice their skills using an interesting “Sky-Grass- Dirt” visual.
LetterSchool: $4.99 With amazing themes and background like railway tracks, caterpillars, and robots, this app turns letter tracing into a cool and interactive way to learn the foundations of letter formation.