Touch and Write is a letter identification and writing app that provides options for early literacy for young learners. Compatible with iPad and currently free, here is a description of the features of this well rated app:
- 16 different writing textures: shaving cream, ketchup, lime gelatin, chocolate frosting, chalk, pencil, blue pen, lemon gelatin, chocolate pudding, syrup, grape jelly, whipped cream, pumpkin pie, red paint, and vanilla pudding!
- Comes with 28 different writing papers, including 4 different line patterns children are most likely to find in real classrooms, food papers, animal papers, nature papers, and more!
- Children can practice writing their own names and individualized word lists – parents and teachers can create as many word lists as they want!
- Children practice a letter style similar to those most commonly taught in real classrooms
- As children write, their actual letter formation is displayed next to a standard letter, so children can compare and work to improve
- Includes 2 high frequency word lists to help children practice the most common words encountered by early learners
- Includes 2 alphabet word lists – short words from a to z – providing practice in both upper and lower case letters
- Includes 1 alphabet list – for just practicing the letters a to z, both upper and lower case
- Brief reward at the end of each word reinforces learning and motivates children, without becoming a distraction!
- Integrates visual, kinesthetic and simulated tactile modalities to enhance learning – and fun!
Here is a video of the features of Touch and Write app
May not be as good as drawing in real live shaving cream, pudding or other sensory mediums important for tactile feedback and sensory awareness, but may be a fun app that provides novelty with practice when learning to form letters.
Would this be appropriate for your OT iTool Kit?