Write My Name

App review by Ashley Kemper, Common Sense Media
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age 4+

Customizable handwriting tool; not the best method.

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age 3+

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age 3+

Great Tracing App

This is the only app I can find that can be customized to have kids practice writing their name, uppercase or lowercase, first, first and last name, and/or names of family and friends. I LOVE this app. It only lets the child go in the correct sequence and gives them feedback if they don't stay on the line but is not overly picky. Many tracing apps expect adult accuracy but are geared toward preschoolers. This one is just right. The child traces their name with their picture and their voice that you record. Kids love this. Occupational Therapists love this. When kids are learning to write their name by tracing on paper, they tend to randomly cover the lines, not develop a set sequence for each letter. I use this in a special education preschool for kids with Autism ages 3-5. The 3 year olds need help but quickly learn. I also use this with older kids to practice the sequencing before we practice copying their name on paper. This is a great tool for parents, teachers, and OTs.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Subjects: Language & Reading: letter or word recognition, spelling, writing
  • Skills: Self-Direction: academic development, goal-setting, work to achieve goals
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Release date: November 19, 2013
  • Category: Education
  • Topics: Numbers and Letters
  • Publisher: NCSOFT
  • Version: 1.2.3
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later
  • Last updated: June 16, 2021

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