Apps offer kids the hands-on handwriting practice and instruction only an iPad or tablet can bring. They aren’t just practicing, but are learning the correct formation of their letters and numbers. That’s why I’m so excited to introduce you to iTrace in this sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own.
Best Handwriting App for Kids
iTrace is an Apple featured app with over 200,000 users and for good reason. My 3-year-old is in love with it. He asks to play it everyday! This is great for his fine motor skills and has really improved his pencil grip and control. It is teaching him handwriting without me!
I love that I can make all my children a separate account on the same app without having to pay an extra fee. They especially love practicing writing their name!
With each letter, the app shows my children how to write the letter and says the name of the letter. Then there are guidelines that help them as they trace the letter and the line will show in red if they make a mistake, like going too far out of the lines or picking up their finger too soon.
There are also common words that you can trace and you can even add your own words. I use that feature for spelling practice for my older children. For the common pre-loaded words, the app says each letter of the word and then the whole word with a picture example. My children aren’t just getting visual and hands-on practice, but they are hearing the letters as well!
Another awesome feature that I haven’t seen before is the ability to print off worksheets so children can practice on paper and pencil. This is so convenient to test your children and see what letters they need more practice with.
More Features of iTrace
Here are more great features of iTrace, plus a video to see how easy it is to teach your children to write.
- Support for left-handed children
- Choose from 3 common methodologies of handwriting; Handwriting Without Tears (HWT), Zaner-Bloser and D’Nealian, including cursive letters
- View history of each child’s progress
- View Statistical data of each child to address difficulties
- iPhone and iPad support
- More than 600 prizes for completing exercises
Handwriting App Giveaway!
iTrace is giving away their app to 5 lucky True Aim readers! To win, simply enter the Rafflecopter below!