Top 10 Best Apps for Handwriting Suggested by Occupational Therapists and Teachers

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We recently asked our Facebook page what their favorite handwriting apps for occupational therapists and teachers were. We were blown away with the responses and have compiled them here for easy reference. Thanks to all of the teachers, parents and therapists that helped create this list!

 

Top 10 Best Apps for Handwriting Suggested by Occupational Therapists and Teachers

LetterSchool

LetterSchool

by Boreaal
An amazing, intuitive game to learn all about letters and numbers: writing, counting, phonics and more.   Price: 2.99 iTunes

iWriteWords (Handwriting Game)

iWriteWords (Handwriting Game)

by gdiplus
Help Mr. Crab collect the numbered balls by dragging him with your finger – and drawing the letter at the same time. Once all the letters in the word are drawn properly, a cute drawing appears. Slide the letters into the spinning hole and advance to the next level.. Price: 2.99 iTunes

Handwriting Without Tears: Wet-Dry-Try Capital Letters & Numbers

Handwriting Without Tears: Wet-Dry-Try Capital Letters & Numbers

by Handwriting Without Tears & Get Set for School
Goodbye to boring handwriting practice! With our Wet-Dry-Try App, your children can learn and practice correct formation habits for writing capital letters and numbers on our virtual Slate Chalkboard. This app helps children learn handwriting skil. Price: 4.99 iTunes

School Writing – Learn to write and more.

School Writing – Learn to write and more.

by demografix pty ltd
Suitable for children to adults, School Writing allows the teacher to prepare lessons using written instructions, unique images and audio instructions, to which the student can respond using written and audio recordings. Students learn shapes, letters, numbers, words and more. This ‘open scaffold’ enables the lessons to be words, number or symbols and extends the use of School Writing far beyond early education. The ‘Whiteboard’ section allows a teacher to draw or import images to be traced with audio answers. Price: 4.99 iTunes

Write My Name by Injini

Write My Name by Injini

by NCSOFT
Write My Name by Injini Developed by experts and endorsed by parents and teachers, Write My Name by Injini is a fun way for children to practice writing letters, words, names and phrases. Write My Name supports children ages 4 through 6 to learn how. Price: 3.99 iTunes

Cursive Touch and Write

Cursive Touch and Write

by FIZZBRAIN LLC
Kids love learning to write cursive – especially when they can use shaving cream, paint, and jello! “Cursive Touch and Write” was developed by real classroom teachers, and recreates the fun and effective teaching strategy used in classrooms every day. Price: 2.99 iTunes

Ready to Print

Ready to Print

by Essare LLC
Ready to Print was created by an Occupational Therapist with over twenty years of experience working with children. It is a tool for parents, therapists and educators to help teach pre-writing skills to children in order to build a strong foundation for beginning printers. Price: 9.99 iTunes

abc PocketPhonics: letter sounds & writing + first words

abc PocketPhonics: letter sounds & writing + first words

by Apps in My Pocket Ltd
Independent research found kids learnt nine times as fast using PocketPhonics compared to a lesson in a classroom (see appsinmypocket.com/research). ”There’s no denying that “abc PocketPhonics” is an amazing app. A universal app—it works w. Price: 2.99 iTunes

Pre-K Letters and Numbers Pro for Teachers

Pre-K Letters and Numbers Pro for Teachers

by BrightStart LLC As requested by many school districts and ADE’s, this PRO for Teachers version allows for up-front purchase of the full app which can be purchased through the Volume Purchase Program.
BrightStartApps is an interactive learning system that teaches children Letters, Words, Numbers and Phonics in a fun and engaging way following government curriculum’s adopted in UK, US and Canada from pre-K to grade 5. The application brings together experiences in the classroom to your children’s hands with the bonus of allowing parents and teachers to monitor their performance.. Price: 1.99 iTunes

Dexteria - Fine Motor Skill Development

Dexteria – Fine Motor Skill Development

by BinaryLabs, Inc.
Dexteria is a set of therapeutic hand exercises (not games) that improve fine motor skills and handwriting readiness in children and adults. Dexteria’s unique hand and finger activities take full advantage of the multi-touch interface to help build strength, control, and dexterity.. Price: 4.99 iTunes

Other Apps Suggested by our OT friends

 

Montessori Letter Sounds HD

Montessori Letter Sounds HD

by Les Trois Elles Interactive
In each step children will find a learning activity and a game to help them put their learning into practice. Self-correction is encouraged throughout the app to increase self-confidence. The system keeps track of marbles won by each player. Marbles are used to unlock games and levels and to stimulate learning Price: 2.99 iTunes

iWriteWords Lite

iWriteWords Lite

by gdiplus
iWriteWords Lite, the preview version of iWriteWords, is created to help you make a better purchasing decision. It has all the features of iWriteWords but limited to 3 letters (a, b, c), and 3 words (cat, cup, owl) only. The award winning iWriteWord. Price: 0 iTunes

Pre-K Letters and Numbers Spanish Pro for Teachers

Pre-K Letters and Numbers Spanish Pro for Teachers

by BrightStart LLC
Conforme a lo solicitado por muchos distritos escolares y los de ADE, este versión PRO para educadores permite la compra por adelantado de la aplicación completa que se puede comprar a través del Programa de Compra de Volumen. BrightStartApps es . Price: 1.99 iTunes

Doodle Buddy - Paint, Draw, Scribble, Sketch - It's Addictive!

Doodle Buddy – Paint, Draw, Scribble, Sketch – It’s Addictive!

by Pinger, Inc.
Doodle Buddy Gold is the most fun you can have with your finger! Finger paint with your favorite colors and drop in playful stamps. Connect with a friend to draw together over the Internet. Price: 0 iTunes

ABC Tracer - Alphabet flashcard tracing phonics and drawing

ABC Tracer – Alphabet flashcard tracing phonics and drawing

by Hetal Shah
ABC Tracer is a comprehensive ABC learning app. Price: 1.99 iTunes

Write On

Write On

by Bacciz
Write On is the only writing app that lets your child practice their name, follow proper strokes for both Block and Script letters, has multiple lines so they can see their progress, sounds in both American and UK English, letter sounds, phonetic sounds, animated letter strokes, cute animal images, write in multiple colors, erase last stroke, and more. Price: 0.99 iTunes

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38 thoughts on “Top 10 Best Apps for Handwriting Suggested by Occupational Therapists and Teachers

  1. Sherri Burgan says:

    I would love to add abc PocketPhonics: letter sounds or writing + first words, Ready to Print to my library for my son!

  2. Sharon Turriff says:

    All these apps look awesome. The ones I like the look of the best and these are also on my wish list are Cursive Touch & Write, IWriteWords, abc PocketPhonics, Pre K letters & Numbers Pro, & Dexteria – Fine Motor Skill Development :)

  3. Ronda says:

    Letter School is a BIG favourite with my class. I love how it’s so well scaffolded from guided to independent writing.

    Dexteria is also a hit in our classroom.

    Write My Name is great as well.

  4. Paula says:

    I love Write My Name and Ready to Print! I would love to have each and every one of these apps, as each child learns differently and one app may work for one student, but not another. I would love them all in my bag of tricks!

  5. Allison Purcell-Pike says:

    We LOVE Letter School. It is so easy to use and my daughter (3 years old) can play it over and over again and doesnt loose interest. Definate must for anyone with a toddler or older.

  6. Angie Gorz says:

    Out of what we had before the list went up, I love Pre-K Letters and Numbers Pro for Teachers by BrightStart LLC. It is a much bigger and fun program that I had expected it to be. My son enjoys using it, which amazes me, because he has serious fine motor issues.

  7. Cindy anderson says:

    I have I write words and my students love it. Would love to try the handwriting without tears and cursive touch and write apps!

  8. Kerri says:

    I think I would like dexteria, the cursive touch and write as well as the Handwriting without tears app. They all sound pretty cool!

  9. Kelly M says:

    The only app we have in the list is the Montessori one. We have the printing version of Touch and Write and really like that.

  10. Elizabeth says:

    My special ed students have improved so much using letter school. Even the OT has noticed a huge difference. Would like to try the others but I don’t have a lot of cash.

  11. Carole Colbert says:

    My kids love the ABC Pocket Phonics App. Their skills increased pretty quickly. Our school occupational therapist uses Dexteria and our special needs kids love it.

  12. Juanita says:

    I think all of these apps would help my 3 and year olds with fine motor development. Our OT has suggested a few of these.

  13. Angie Gorz says:

    Out of what we currently have on this list, I love
    Pre-K Letters and Numbers Pro for Teachers. I would love to add iWriteWords (Handwriting Game).

  14. Juanita says:

    Even though all of these apps would help. I especially like ready To Print, Write On, Pre-K Letters and Numbers, Dexteria, and Write My Name.

  15. Janine Swartz says:

    There are some great apps listed. I’ve seen letter school used in a preschool classroom. It was very motivating for the kids.

  16. Stacy arbuckle says:

    I teach K-2 special Ed. My kids love iWrite words! They won’t write on paper, but I open this app and they show me their skills!

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