Category Archives: Handwriting

Sheepy School: Alphabet is a new, free app to help teach your preschooler their letters

Sheepy School: Alphabet is a new, free app to help teach your preschooler their letters

Bottom line: Sheepy School: Alphabet offers a fun way to introduce letters to your youngster with sweet characters designed to help peak your little ones interest and facilitate learning. With multiple activities to foster skills like letter recognition and letter writing, Sheepy School: Alphabet is the newest release from Ora Dangut (the folks who brought… Continue Reading

Sheepy School: Alphabet is a new, free app to help teach your preschooler their letters

Sheepy School: Alphabet is a new, free app to help teach your preschooler their letters

Bottom line: Sheepy School: Alphabet offers a fun way to introduce letters to your youngster with sweet characters designed to help peak your little ones interest and facilitate learning. With multiple activities to foster skills like letter recognition and letter writing, Sheepy School: Alphabet is the newest release from Ora Dangut (the folks who brought… Continue Reading

Giveaway! 10 codes for popular Top Pick app: LetterSchool

LetterSchool makes handwriting cool!  Simply enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win.  The more entries you complete, the better your chances.  LetterSchool teaches young children all about letters and numbers: writing, counting, phonics and more. They work magic as they write letters and numbers with sparkling candy, squealing tires, cuddly animals and whistling… Continue Reading

Updated: Top 10 (Now 14) Best Apps for Handwriting

There is something about handwriting apps that gets the staff at Smart Apps for Kids excited! There are so many handwriting apps available, but some truly stand out above the rest. We recently discussed which apps were our favorites for teaching and helping children practice their handwriting. This discussion led to the creation of this… Continue Reading

Review Update: Writing Wizard, top handwriting app, now also available on Android

    Bottom Line: Writing Wizard โ€” Kids Learn to Write Letters & Words is the standard by which I judge all other handwriting apps on the market. With light, non-intrusive background music, reward-driven sound effects and playful celebratory animated letter games, the app motivates children to continue with their handwriting practice. Parents and teachers will… Continue Reading

From Smart Apps for Android: Two Free versions of top handwriting apps, Writing Wizard and Cursive Writing Wizard

  Both my kids struggled with handwriting, and I'll admit, my own handwriting isn't very legible. I tried various apps and one always stood out: Writing Wizard โ€” Kids Learn to Write Letters & Words by L'Escapadou. When my daughter wanted to learn how to write cursive, I immediately downloaded Cursive Writing Wizard and was not disappointed.… Continue Reading

Code Giveaway! School Writing, Ghost Type, and Literacy! Don’t miss out!

How would y'all feel about another code giveaway? The folks at Demografix have been kind enough to supply us with a bunch of codes to give out. We've got ten each of School Writing (US, UK, and AU/NZ versions), Literacy, and Ghost Type iPad up for grabs. All you have to do is enter using… Continue Reading

Top 12 Best Apps for Handwriting and Prewriting skills

There is something about handwriting apps that gets the staff at Smart Apps for Kids excited! There are so many handwriting apps available, but some truly stand out above the rest. We recently discussed which apps were our favorites for teaching and helping children practice their handwriting. This discussion led to the creation of this… Continue Reading

Top 10 Apps for Kindergarten: The Best of the Best!

People often ask us here at Smart Apps For Kids to make a list of the best apps for <fill in the blank> grade. It's such a hard list to make, given the sheer number of good apps out there. However, we decided it's time to try, so here is my list for the must-have… Continue Reading

Monki Chinese Class: Best FREE app to write Mandarin Chinese characters! Targets fine motor and visual-spatial skills for all kids

    Bottom Line: This app from Monkimun is superb for teaching kids how to write 24 different Mandarin Chinese characters. It provides leveled tracing practice, the Mandarin pronunciation of the word, and fun interactions with each character. Use it to learn Chinese, or to practice fine motor skills and visual-spatial skills in a new… Continue Reading