iTrace App Review for iPad and Enter the iPad Mini Giveaway…
When I began teaching my daughter how to write, we went through pages and pages of those practice writing sheets. At a later point, I found a font with dashed letters and printed little booklets with her name and the alphabet in upper and lower case letters. These days, with kids using smartphones tablets as if they had them at birth, using a handwriting app just makes more sense. iTrace is a brand new app that was just released today for use on the iPad.
The best part about the iTrace app is that kids will actually WANT to use it. If they write a letter successfully, they can receive a gold star. I can tell you from experience that getting shiny stars is a HUGE motivator. My daughter used to love them! Three gold stars reveals a mystery word and picture. Then, they can look for the item in the hide-and-seek mini-game. When your child is ready to move onto writing words, they’ll enjoy the themed scenes that have cute animated graphics which move when words are correctly written. Kids will also love that they can practice writing their own name and in a variety of colors.
iTrace provides several exercises to get your child used to forming letters properly. They can begin with using their finger to trace the letters and can switch to using a stylus when ready, making the transition to writing on paper easier. In the practice section, children are given ‘easy’ letters at first and the difficulty increases as your child’s writing improves. Specific letters and numbers can be selected for extra practice if you notice they’re having trouble with certain ones.