Touch and Write Cursive Letters App

Touch and Write Cursive Letters  is an app by FizzBrain ($2.99) for your iPad (OS 4.0+)  It offers a variety of options to practice cursive writing that are fun and creative.  Given how many states are actually removing cursive from curriculums (sigh), we as OT’s understand and recognize the value in learning this skill.  The app has a great tutorial that walks you through the many options.  Here are some screen shots from the tutorial.

The app has great options of practicing cursive letters and words in various mediums such as shaving cream (sounds like you’re squirting it), chalk, jello, paint, etc. Dragging the little monster over the cupcakes shows you the direction to form the letter.

                                                                              You can turn on/off the cupcake and sound feature if you want or your student doesn’t need it.

The app is pretty particular/sensitive and will make you start over if not correct—but I don’t think it’s overly sensitive.  You could use a cut piece of cellulose sponge (a great idea from OT with Apps) or a stylus so the older child really gets the “feel” of writing in cursive.   It has a ton of cool paper choices that your students can use as the background for their letters.

  

You can also create your own word list, which is a nice feature.

Overall, this app is easy to use, friendly and customizable—and it has an Australian version (which probably sounds adorable).  A nice addition to our app collection!

Reviewed by guest blogger Carol Hesch OTR/L, a school based OT (the other Carol).

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About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP

OTR/L with 30 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 15 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary and post secondary students. Experience with adults with disabilities in employment and work transition.
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