Letter Tracer Preschool Letters Writing Practice

 
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Simple way to teach letter/number writing and recognition.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

This app is very easy to get started with, but most of the additional functionality is accessible from the settings menu. Once the additional options are discovered, however, it has a very intuitive interface.

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From the settings screen, you can tap the question mark icon to reach another screen with buttons to leave a review in the iTunes store, or to email the developers with feedback.

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Minimal privacy concerns. Located two screens deep are buttons you use to leave a review at the iTunes store or to send feedback to the developer. If mail is set up on the device or the player is able to log into iTunes, it is possible that the player will send out information.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Letter Tracer Preschool Letters Writing Practice will help your children learn their letters and numbers by sight and by name. Your children will also be able to practice tracing the letters and numbers, and writing them on their own. The interface to this educational app is very basic and uncluttered with a few options to customize what you see and hear.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • letter or word recognition
  • writing

Math

  • numbers

Skills

Self-Direction

  • self-assessment

Health & Fitness

  • fine motor skills

What Kids Can Learn

Kids can learn how to write capital and lowercase alphabet letters and numerals from zero to nine by tracing the letter or number or by copying it. Letter Tracer does not offer feedback on whether the letter or number has been formed correctly, nor does it offer direction in forming the letters. Handwriting is a skill that practice can perfect, and this app offers the opportunity for practice without intervention or feedback. Letter Tracer is a practical app that gives kids practice in writing letters and numbers but offers no helpful feedback.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • letter or word recognition
  • writing

Math

  • numbers

Skills

Self-Direction

  • self-assessment

Health & Fitness

  • fine motor skills

Kids can learn how to write capital and lowercase alphabet letters and numerals from zero to nine by tracing the letter or number or by copying it. Letter Tracer does not offer feedback on whether the letter or number has been formed correctly, nor does it offer direction in forming the letters. Handwriting is a skill that practice can perfect, and this app offers the opportunity for practice without intervention or feedback. Letter Tracer is a practical app that gives kids practice in writing letters and numbers but offers no helpful feedback.

This Learning Rating review was written by Amanda Bindel

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What's it about?

Kids trace letters and numbers or practice writing the letter or number freehand following an example. Kids can choose the color of ink to use, and they can customize the voice saying the number or letter to be a man, woman, or child's voice. The app includes both capital and lowercase alphabet letters and numerals zero to nine.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

If you're looking for an educational app to give your children some practice in writing their letters and numbers, LETTER TRACING PRESCHOOL LETTERS WRITING PRACTICE is a good choice. The interface is well done, and there are just enough options to keep things interesting for your child. The voice that says the name of each character can be set to be a man, a woman, or a child, or the voice can be turned off. And being able to change the color and thickness of the pen can alter the difficulty of the app. While this educational app is primarily a letter and number teaching app, children will find other ways to use it, such as creating more elaborate drawings that include the letter or number on the screen.

Families can talk about...

  • Offer kids a variety of ways to form letters -- in sand or salt, with finger paints, with crayons or chalk.

  • Model the correct way to hold a pencil or crayon.

  • Help preschoolers develop pre-writing fine motor control and strengthen hand and finger muscles by playing with play dough, coloring, and working on pincer-grasp activities.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$.99
Release date:September 18, 2009
Category:Education
Publisher:Niftybrick Software
Version:2.0.1
Minimum software requirements:iOS 2.2.1 or later

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Parent Written bySallyB December 18, 2011
 

Where is the fun?

Not worth looking at IMO. A better choice to spend money on would be iWriteWords or if you want your kids to have some serious fun while learning: LetterSchool.
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