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Click here to see it or visit the Reviews Page to see the entire 5 Best Apps series. Many of them are still working on letter formation. Some of the apps I downloaded were truly awful. More than a couple were actually saying letter sounds incorrectly.
Not just a little off so that a teacher trained in phonics would notice, but really off. Then there were the apps that had students writing letters incorrectly.
And finally the there were the ones that turned out to be in another language! I actually like the Japanese app I downloaded quite a bit. So in no particular order, here are the five apps for practice with writing letters that I like the best so far: Educationally speaking, I like that the app teaches the formation of the letter with the sound of the letter.
I always like instruction to be as multisensory as possible. After the student has traced enough letters, the app guides students into the process of blending and segmenting words. The interface is clean and simple, offering gentle redirection if the student makes mistakes.
Finally, I like the fact that there is a locked parent control panel that lets you adjust the settings. My daughter likes the fact that you shake the ipad to clear the screen. ABC Circus This app has lots of sound and lots of visual stimulation. Great for some students, not so great for others.
Each letter is presented with one of the sounds that it makes. This app takes it a step further by creating an icon to trace which corresponds with the sound of the letter that you are tracing.
See the picture below. These visual cues paired up with both the letter and the sound can be really helpful for some students. Again, there is a free version to try it out and then a paid version. This app links up letter writing practice with three and four letter words.Thanks for sharing the entire list of 24 educational iPad Apps for kids reading writing for all.
It will provide kids more interest and aptitude in learning. Reply. Elizabeth A. Halsted says. September 25, at am.
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