Parents' Guide to

Touch and Write

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Fun tracing practice with ketchup, cupcakes, monsters, more.

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Is It Any Good?

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For reluctant tracers, the zany combinations of tracing syrup on waffles, pink frosting on zebra stripes, or chalk on a roadway filled with cars may make writing practice attractive. The four main categories -- uppercase and lowercase letters, names of animals in lowercase, names of animals in uppercase, and numbers -- provide a starting point, and after that users can add personalized word lists.

The monster-and-cupcakes guide can be helpful for kids to learn where to begin a letter and how to continue along the proper tracing path, and they can be omitted once a kid learns the formation for more challenging tracing practice. Certainly, the same sensorial effect as using shaving cream or sand in real life isn't achieved on this app, and the visuals can get very busy depending on the combination of writing texture and paper style kids choose. That's not a big drawback, though, because a non-texture version of the letter or word appears at the top of the screen for each one. Overall, Touch and Write offers visually unique tracing practice, especially for kids who need extra motivation.

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