★★★Winner Tabby Awards Users’ Choice
Tabby Awards Users’ Choice
★★★Finalist Tabby Awards 2014
★★★Finalist Tabby Awards Users’ Choice
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Tabby Awards Users’ Choice
“The app integrates modern and traditional means of teaching. The app has been recognized worldwide by experts as a tool for learning to read and write and it truly shows!”
★★★Reached the TOP 100 Chart of iTunes’ iPad Overall category in the USA.★★★
★★★Reached the TOP 10 Chart of iTunes’ iPad Education category in 40 countries.★★★
★★★Best Younger Children’s App 2013 - KAPi Award★★★
Collaboratively organized and produced by Living in Digital Times and Children’s Technology Review, the KAPi Kids at Play Awards honor “the best of the best” in children’s technology.
“Getting the most respected thought leaders in kids’ media to agree is no easy task, but this year it’s clear to see that we’ve identified 10 winning technologies and technologists that have kid’s best interest at heart,” said Robin Raskin, founder of Living in Digital Times.
KAPi Kids at Play AwardsReview
Why your kid won’t be able to put it down!
Children will be so captivated by the sounds, graphics, activities, and animations that they will love practicing their letter writing with this award–winning app! The unique qualities of this app make it fun and exciting for young children to learn. This app is so much fun! While students learn their number and letter formations, the amazing graphics keep them completely focussed. The sounds, graphics, and animations are excellent in this app. This is one of the most creative apps of its kind, and even adults love watching the action on the screen.
Best Educational Game Award 2011
One of the “12 BEST Children’s Educational Apps of 2012”
LetterSchool, by Boreaal, got lots of accolades from just about everyone (including us!) for being a spectacular app for implementing and practicing fine motor skills, and for beginning the process of building a strong foundation for reading and math readiness skills. TWA wants to give this app a huge shout-out! Their slogan, LetterSchool Makes Handwriting Cool, is on their opening page… and, oh yes, this app makes everything cool! When we field-tested this app, we had to struggle to get our iPads back from the students. They kept insisting, “Just one more, PLEASE!”
Teachers With Apps
One of the “10 Great Apps for Kids Aged 0-4 of 2012”
Best Educational App Award 2012
One of “4 Wonderful Educational iPad Apps For Kids”
LetterSchool is the kind of app I wish I had around when I was younger. In three easy steps, it teaches kids how to write letters and numbers, using just the right gradient to make it super easy to learn. The process includes different amusing effects for each letter, which makes the whole process fun and interesting.
“Noteworthy” & “Great Kids Apps”
As a teacher, this app is wonderful, because it forces the child to have the correct length and formation of the letters and forces the extinction of lazy letters, while making writing fun. The children are able to make the letters while being entertained, but not frustrated. The company recommends this app for 4-6 year olds, but I can see younger children trying this app for eye-hand coordination or a little older child improving fine motor skills. LetterSchool states on its site that they may be making their next next app on words. We can’t wait to see what surprise they have in store for us next.
Teachers With Apps
★★★★★ - App of the Week
This is educational technology as it should be! LetterSchool is a “best of the bunch” letter learning and handwriting app that will keep kids coming back for more. Which is, after all, the whole point. Subtle audio clues help kids learn the correct way to form letters (paying attention both to order and direction of lines). Simple animations boost the replay value. Teachers and occupational therapists will love the fact that they can designate lower or upper case letters (or numbers) as well as choose from three handwriting learning programs.
The app sets a definitive bar for teaching young children to write letters and numbers, and with a wealth of incredibly detailed and gorgeous animations, it will even entertain the tikes, too.
It’s a truly impressive effort, and as this level of high-quality animation persists throughout the entire app, we can’t possibly recommend the graphics enough. Simply put, they’re divine.
One of “Best iPhone and iPad Apps for Kids”
Favorite Mobile App for Homeschoolers Award 2012
I Love this App
I love this app because it is fun and accomplishes education on basic letter formation, while allowing the child to show off what they have learned!
Child & Family Development
Useful App For Any Classroom
LetterSchool is a visually stunning iPad app designed to make children familiar with letters and words. The app encourages children to draw and sound out letters through fun minigames meant to give them confidence in their ability to recognize and utilize the alphabet. In addition to alphabet and phonics education, Letterschool will help a child to write out their own name so they can start to master their personal handwriting skills.
One of the “12 Favorite Little-Persons Apps of 2012”
There is no better letter-tracing app out there than Boreaal’s LetterSchool.
Best iPhone and iPad App for Kids
The app turns learning letters, counting, writing and phonics into a game for kids featuring four games per letter and number. For the price of $2.99 it looks like a great app to pick up and teach your children the fundamentals of the alphabet and numbers. The professional reviews certainly indicate it’s a high quality app.
This app is AWESOME for kindergarteners or any other kids who are learning letters, letter sounds, and numbers. The app allows students to see the correct formation of the letters and numbers, trace the letters and numbers in the correct formation, and then practice writing the letters and numbers independently. The graphics are bright and fun, which the kids absolutely love!
LetterSchool is a colorful handwriting app that is going to capture your child’s attention in an instant. LetterSchool is one of the most engaging handwriting apps I have seen to date. I love all of the exciting animations and my children have been captivated.
LetterSchool was forwarded by our schools resource teacher and it is amazing for helping students learn to identify upper- and lowercase letters, their corresponding sounds and also numbers. It allows the kids to practise the proper writing formation for the letters and numbers as well. We use the Handwriting Without Tears setting as this is the program we use in class.
Mrs. K’s Kinder Korner
What a Fantastic Job these Developers Did!
A handwriting lesson the fun way! Extremely enticing for kids and filled with colors, stars and praise. Certainly this is an app that should be in all preschool and kindergarten classes! This app is a great addition to your kid’s toolbox for life!
I’m delighted that we’ve finally found a letter tracing app that holds my daughter’s attention and encourages her to learn to write, all with a smile on her face. We’ve tried a few other letter tracing apps in the past, and LetterSchool is hands down the best one we’ve purchased. It not only has a reasonable price of just $2.99, there is also a Lite version available. Any child learning to recognize and write letters can benefit from this fantastic app.
Best App to Add to your Child’s Collection
LetterSchool is another best app to add to your child’s collection of letter and number writing experiences. A variety of animations keep the content fresh. The positive, motivational feedback encourages children and will keep them wanting to use this app!
I have tested out a few letter tracing apps and I give this one the award for the best so far.
One of “12 Apps geniales para las mamás”
La aplicación es completamente adictiva, tan educativa como entretenida. Incluso mi pre-adolescente está cautivada con ella.
eHow en Español
Students Love LetterSchool
The early elementary (PreK-Gr. 2) students I work with love LetterSchool. The graphics are great for visual learners who have a difficult time with reversals.
An Amazing Handwriting App!
I’ve found an app that we absolutely love and it’s helping all of the kids’ handwriting. It is by far the best handwriting app we’ve tried. The kids were so addicted to the Lite version, that we paid the $2.99 for the full version. The amazing thing to me is that since buying this app about a month ago, our youngest at 3 1/2 is correctly writing letters on any writing surface he can find lately! The kids enjoy watching another child play just as much as they enjoy playing themselves. We give this two thumbs up!
Getting Through the Day
Recommended App for Therapy Environments
Letter formation with wonderful animations and repetition for reinforcement. It repeats the formation three times with decreasing support. This app can be set for Handwriting Without Tears, Zaner-Bloser, or D’Nealian.
AssistiveTechWorld Printable list
Looking for an iOS app that combines writing, letters, numbers, phonics, and counting? Then look no further than LetterSchool. This intelligently designed app will captivate the user through entertaining animations and an easy to navigate interface.
The Most Interesting by Far!
We have tried a few letter formation apps and this one is the most interesting by far!
If You Give a Teacher an iPad
This helped to activate and connect their hearing with their sight and make the experience more tactile. Having the Apple TV set up to project the app brought the students who did not have the iPad into the experience. Having multimedia access during the group time will help the students engage and help easily find even more innovative options to meet the special needs in the class.
A Great Tool!
One app that I particularly liked is called LetterSchool. This particular app is a great tool to help teach students proper handwriting. As a teacher, I would use this app to help children with special needs practice their handwriting skills.
Danielle Gideon’s Class
A Great App!
The amazing animation, incredible sound effects and ease of use made it easy for Noah to enjoy the app. When he had his first birthday, Noah always laughed and danced whenever we play LetterSchool. Now, five months later, he is able to trace some of the simple letters and numbers. I’m so proud of him and so thankful to the developers for creating LetterSchool.
Geeks With Juniors
The Best App I’ve Ever Purchased!
The LetterSchool app is the best app I’ve ever purchased! My son was having so much fun practicing his numbers, we decided to use the LetterSchool app to help us with our worksheet!
Take Time for Teaching
Tocarlo para ver cómo la primera parte de la carta cobra vida
Partiendo de la base de que aprender a escribir es un auténtico reto para los niños, LetterSchool es algo más que un juego de escritura a mano, y es capaz de enseñar los números, las letras, y sus sonidos de una forma intuitiva a través de impresionantes gráficos, llamativas animaciones y atractivos efectos sonoros.
Advanced Visual Effects
LetterSchool provides advanced visual effects and animations to take a new approach toward handwriting instruction, encouraging children in their writing skills with a wide range of games.
Simply One of our Favorites
This app is simply one of our favorites. Both Steve’s kids (ages 2 and 4) love this app and play it frequently. A must have in any collection of literacy apps because of the unique handwriting features.
Very Easy to Use!
My experience with LetterSchool has been extremely positive. All the children really enjoyed using it in class. I think it’s a very appealing game for children. The layout of the letters is also perfect! LetterSchool is a self-explanatory game; it’s very easy to use.
Kindergarten teacher, Lucebert School
My daughter’s confidence in writing has grown like crazy since she started using this app.
Puddle Wonderful Learning
A Very Cool iOS App!
Three Different Handwriting Methods
Therapists looking for apps to aid in letter formation will be thrilled to ﬁnd LetterSchool. This app is one of the few handwriting applications that give the therapist a choice of three different handwriting methods to use with the child: D’Nealian, Handwriting Without Tears, and Zaner-Bloser style. The app offers lots of variety.
Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners
App of the Month
LetterSchool, a Kapi-award winner for 2013 as announced by the Children’s Technology Review, stands out among letter-recognition apps for its highly usable interface and jazzy imagery.
An Excellent App, Very Entertaining
LetterSchool is an excellent app for children who have problems learning their letters (both upper and lowercase) and numbers (this apps does one to ten). It is very entertaining, so it keeps your child’s attention. There are no in-app purchases. Boreaal does have a LetterSchool Lite. It is completely free, so download it and see how your child does with it. If it’s a winner, go and download LetterSchool.
Mentioned in the “Activity Resources and Apps” of the “TIFF Kids digiPlaySpace”
The TIFF Kids digiPlaySpace is an interactive adventure in where kids will engage with emerging creative media technologies and innovative artistic experiences! - Toronto, Canada
TIFF Kids digiPlaySpace
Most Popular App Chosen by Year One
The class has a set of 7 ipads that are used in small group activities throughout the day. The most popular app chosen by Year One was LetterSchool – a letter formation and tracing activity with lots of sounds and bright colours.
Year 1 Tommie
One of “10 Early Years Apps for Learning”
A fantastic program to familiarize kindergartners with the alphabet. This intelligently designed app will captivate the user through entertaining animations and an easy to navigate interface.
Apps in Education
No better application to teach how to write
There is probably no better application to teach a child how to write the alphabet and the numbers 1-10. This application is extremely streamlined to serve that exact purpose. It is thoughtful and fun and teaches on a gradient. It really is that simply programmed and with a simple but effective learning curve. Improves hand-eye coordination.
App Treasure Hunter
Definitely a sensory delight!
I discovered this app from YourTherapySource and I was never so happy. This is a great app for sensory seekers. It comes with high quality sounds, graphics and animations. The design is motivating and engaging.
*One of “Best iPad Apps For Kids 2013”
This game is undoubtedly the best. If you are finding it hard to teach your kid about how to write, then this app is meant to help you. This app converts your iPad into a letter school, where your kid learn writing letters in a fun and amazing way. The app is so well designed that you don’t need to guide your kid about how to use it.
Review My Thing
One of “Top 5 wonderful educational iPad apps for kids”
Equipped with the right apps, the iPad can become a treasure trove of learning experiences, disguised as fun games kids are dying to play.
By far one of the BEST apps I have ever seen!!!
★ Pick of the Day!!! ★
This is by far one of the BEST letter writing applications I have ever seen!!! I will go so far as to say Occupational Therapist Approved!!!! It offers visually stimulating, interactive letter writing with excellent and accurate letter sequence formation plans! It prevents you from making formation errors, reinforces your successes and gives you help automatically when you need it! It allows you to pick Zaner Bloser, D’Nealian or Handwriting Without Tears style writing for uppercase & lowercase letters and numbers! Wow just Wow. I’m soooo impressed!! Get it now I guarantee you WON’T be disappointed!!!!! Enjoy!!
Child’s Play Clinic
Kids LOVE this app
Kids LOVE this app and get lots of kicks out of this method. It has fun visuals and sound effects and lots of bling to keep little ones engaged.
Great for your OT iTool Kit!
The Letter School app is a fabulous, engaging app for letter and number formation, a favorite of many OT’s I know! This app is highly engaging for students and is well worth the cost for parents, teachers and therapists working with children learning letters and numbers and their formation. If you don’t have it and work with students on letters and numbers and their formation, check out Letter School app, you will love it!
OT’s with Apps
The animations and sounds are delightful
The beauty of it is, if they struggle to correctly draw a letter, subtle visual cues (like arrows and tracer lines) appear. If they continue to struggle, these cues gradually increase. As soon as all goes well (the child no longer needs the extra help), they disappear entirely.
Fun and entertaining
Looking for a fun app that helps teach your child the letters of the alphabets and their shapes? LetterSchool is a fun and entertaining app where kids are given clear direction on how to trace letters and numbers by following the shape. They are rewarded with fun sounds and animations that will keep them entertained as they learn. Tracing letters using a finger is a first step in learning to write letters and helps build tactile memory and fine motor control.
Kent District Library
Best App of the Day
Best iPhone/iPod Apps for Kids of the Month
LetterSchool Lite is one of the most engaging handwriting apps that we’ve tried lately. The graphics are adorable and the animations will surely entertain the little learners. Overall, this app is an effective tool for teaching kids how to write in a fun way.
Top Kids Apps
A great app that allows for modelled, guided and independent upper case, lower case and number tracing. Highly engaging graphics and sound. A hit with my students.
Appolicious’ Curated Apps
Featured Apps of the Month!
The Top Shelf
★ Home App for Struggeling Learners
★ App for OT’s/PT’s
iPads in Class
App of the Week
Super responsive interface & sounds
LetterSchool is a fun game to help kids with the first steps of writing the letters of the alphabet. Simple and highly responsive, the interface gets the player straight into the task of learning how each letter is formed. Using visually rich graphics like trains on tracks, light bulbs, and blossoming flowers, LetterSchool brings loads of audio visual stimulus to the party, enabling kids to experiment with writing in a fun and vibrant way.
Why we love it:
- Super responsive interface and sounds to guide the player.
- Simple game mechanics designed for a young audience.
- Beautiful, young-player friendly visuals.
Games with Purpose
Makes a Teacher Smile
Grants were given for exciting projects like adding (…) LetterSchool apps for iPads.
St. Charles Education Foundation
One of the best educational apps that you can find on the market
This is a excellent ipad app to teach handwriting technique to young children. We can talk about the high quality animations, graphics and sounds, as well as the perfect flow of intuitive interaction. What makes this app incredibly interesting, is how it drives an educational goal through a playful gaming experience. Overall, this app can be consider one of the best educational apps that you can find now on the market. Due to its understanding of how learning should be a playful process, this spectacular app represents exactly what an educational app must be.
Favorite apps for Kindergarteners
This is a great app for teaching a child how to draw letters. It’s so much fun that most kindergartners will last quite a while after they understand how it works. This is the best app for learning to trace letters. It’s amazing.
Top 20 App for Preschool & K-3
LetterSchool ranked in Top 20 on internet directory of best websites and metasearch engine tool.
Top 20 Apps for Kids
10 Best ABC IPhone Apps For Kids
The graphics and animations are beautiful and exciting. There is also a lot of visual and auditory feedback to keep the child engaged.
PC Tech Magazine
4 iPad Apps for Prek and Kindergarten
Fun animated ink makes learning to write letters magical
10 best “Top of the Class” apps that every educator should know about
Unpacking the Common Core with iPad Apps. These 10 apps hit very high on all dimensions of our rubric, criteria, and on data received back from student engagement and achievement reports.
Featured in iTunes’ “Education Collections” in different countries:
“Writing - Alphabet”
“Reading - Alphabet”
“Special Education - Literacy & Learning”
Featured in iTunes’ category “Apps for Preschool & Kindergarten” in different countries.
Balefire labs review
“Kids practice essential skills as they play four exciting games per letter/number”.
Balefire labs review
Editor’s Choice Award 2012
Learning to write letters and numerals will never be the same after a child tries LetterSchool on an iPad’s slippery screen. This single app from the Netherlands has raised the bar for all letter/numeral recognition apps.
Children’s Technology Review
Teachers With Apps Certified
The Teachers With Apps Certification Program has been designed to recognize apps that go above and beyond excellent. The Teachers With Apps Certified badge of approval is awarded to education apps that prove exemplary in the following areas: content, presentation, and execution, as well as overall user experience.
Teachers With Apps Certification Program
Included in “iPad Apps for Kids” - part of the “For Dummies” serie of books
The author Jinny Gudmundsen, also writing for USA Today, says: “I wrote about only the very top.”
More Effective Than Any Penmanship Textbooks I’ve Ever Encountered
During the course of reporting this story, I downloaded dozens of apps and let my children test them out. They didn’t much care whether the apps were marketed as educational or not, as long as they were fun. Without my prompting, Gideon fixated on a game called LetterSchool, which teaches you how to write letters more effectively and with more imagination than any penmanship textbooks I’ve ever encountered.
Hanna Rosin, The Atlantic
Editor’s Favorite 2012
Great concept, overall look and feel, simple operation and navigation, types of activities, great educational value.
Mentioned Twice in the New York Times
Dealing with some antsy kids? One solution is quality children’s apps. Not only are they perfect for rainy day fun, but they can extend your school’s curriculum into the vacation, a point you might not want to mention to your child. LetterSchool is a case study in how to enhance an age-old schoolhouse subject (handwriting) with the latest technology.
Warren Buckleitner, Gadgetwise
LetterSchool has won praise for its approach to teaching small children the alphabet.
Bob Tedeschi, App Smart
Top Pick - ★★★★½
A very well-done letter-writing app with tons of energy and even some phonics and counting mixed in. Highly recommended.
Smart Apps for Kids
Editor’s Choice 2012
LetterSchool is a great tool for teaching young children proper handwriting, but also can be fun for older kids who may need practice on their technique.
One of the “Very Best Educational Apps,”
“Top of the Class” & “App of the Week”
These 15 apps not only exceed eSpark’s selection criteria, but constantly receive positive feedback from the most important critics – eSpark students. eSpark’s learning design team seeks out several qualities when selecting apps for its curriculum:
• Common Core Standard Alignment
• An Engaging and Intuitive UX
• Bang for the Buck
• Scaffolding of Skills
One of the “Top 10 Best Apps for Handwriting”
LetterSchool is one of the “Top 10 Best Apps for Handwriting” suggested by occupational therapists and teachers.
Technology in (Spl) Education
Great for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners
Education Score: ★★★★★
Kid Score: ★★★★★
LetterSchool is the app that sold me on the iPad. It really demonstrates what is possible with native apps in terms of engagement and education. The app is great for preschoolers and kindergarteners or very early readers and writers.
LetterSchool is a real favorite of the students!
iPads 4 Learning
One of the “12 Best Special Needs Apps-Special Education 2012”
LetterSchool is a highly entertaining and extremely useful tool for teaching kids about letters and handwriting. The app uses repetition effectively to teach users about writing while retaining their attention with the highly entertaining animations and sound effects. Highly recommended.
This is an Absolutely Amazing App!
Not only is it educationally effective, but its unique interactivity, sounds, and effects make it seem more like a game to children.
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
Cool Kids App of the Month!
It’s Me, Tyler
iPad App of the Week
I was talking with a colleague and she showed me an app that she liked better than Handwriting Without Tears app. It’s called LetterSchool and it’s a great tool for teaching students proper letter formation. Lots of sound and graphics too. This may be one you’ll want to suggest to have on the iPad cart iPads.
Principal Harold Martin School
The Best Preschool Learning App of 2012!
What makes LetterSchool unique is that its 100% intuitive. You don’t need to teach your child how to use it at all! When a user is ready to take on a new challenge, the app knows. Similarly, if a user is struggling at a certain level, the app adjusts down and gives hints until the user figures it out. Kids stay engaged despite the “learning” factor because the app is engaging, energetic and fun.
I am a mess
This is the best app to learn to write that I have encountered so far.
This App is a Standout!
If you have a learner who needs to work on letter formation, get this app. These developers know more than a little something about engagement.
Kit Tisdale, PhD
Every letter is a surprise!
Learning a letter on this app is like being on a great party, with disco lights, stars and fireworks. Every letter is a surprise! LetterSchool is a full-fledged production where every detail is taken care of. Surely worth the money.
One of the Best Designed Apps Available
Look no further! LetterSchool is one of the best designed iPad apps available to teach children how to write letters and numbers. It also teaches basic phonics and counting. This is all accomplished through an amazingly interactive design. At the end of the day, Letterschool will cost you only $2.99. For that money, you’ll get stunning animations, an effective way to teach handwriting, and support for three devices. All in all, it’s a wonderful bargain, especially for the concerned and modern parent looking to make a real impact on their young child. We give the app our highest possible recommendation.
Must Have iPad Apps
Teachers, this app is a wonderful tool for prek – 2nd grade learners!
Letter School has taken the best of media and gaming and developed a product that really engages learning. Letter tracing is broken down in steps to incorporate different learning approaches. Rewarding student success with animated rewards, and keeps them motivated to learn.
Tech My Class
I Love this App!
I am very interested in how to make handwriting fun. One of my current staples for letter formation is LetterSchool. I love this app because it is fun and accomplishes education on basic letter formation, while allowing the child to show off what they have learned! I am exploring the use of apps in treatment sessions.
Child and Family Development
Best Way to Adres Letter Reversals
The best way to address the issue of reversals is to have children practice correct formation and to give them strategies for preventing themselves from writing the letters in reverse in the first place. Habitually repeating an error causes it to become well-established, just as habitually repeating a correct response causes it to become well established. Talk to your kids about how some letters are “tricky” and you have to think about them before you write them. Have your kids practice on an iPad or iPhone using an app like LetterSchool.
NSES Reading Blog
No 1 of the “20 Mobile Apps For Learning Through Play”
A Great App!
A great app for students who are learning how to write the letters of the alphabet. This app also makes instruction easier for teachers. Many teachers like to use this app as a study tool or as a game. Students can come up and show that they know how to write the letters on the iPad, after using the the guiding tools taught in the app.
5 Useful IPad Apps For Teachers
MAC&Toys Annual Holiday Recommendations 2012
My absolute favorite handwriting app out there. Offers 3 different settings, including Handwriting Without Tears. This game is motivating enough that it keeps ALL my kids interested and excited with handwriting.
App of the Week
Ease of use: 9/10
Content includes both uppercase and lowercase letters, as well as numbers from 1-10 in D’Nealian (used in many US schools), HWT (Handwriting Without Tears) and Zaner-Bloser.
Top Kids Apps
One of “10 Educational Apps We Love”
I cannot say enough good things about this app. It makes learning to write letters and numbers so much fun! My preschooler has so much fun with this app. I like that there are several different handwriting styles to choose from as well.
LetterSchool does a great job of teaching letter writing with a three-step process: learn the starting points for each stroke, trace the letter, and write the letter without hints.
Common Sense Media
I Absolutely Love this App!!!
This is definitely the most amazing writing app of individual letters I’ve seen yet. This app is perfect for special needs children with all the bright colors and repetitive motions that really help to get it to stick. I highly highly highly recommend this app for handwriting skills.
Welcome to Their World Apps
Keeps Kids Interested and Practicing
The difficulty ranges from showing proper letter formation to forming all the letters properly on their own. There are great built in supports and it won’t allow the children to form the letter improperly. The best part about it is the animations and sounds that keep the kids interested and practicing. There is a lite version you can download for free, but I like it so much that I paid the $2.99 to buy it for my son!
Mrs Monteiro’s Kindergarten Class
One for All of the Kids in Your Home
Your kiddos can learn their letters with LetterSchool and its off-the-hook, awesome set-ups. With many levels and ways to learn, this is one for all of the kids in your home.
As the principal of a primary school where we keep a close eye on new educational developments, I was absolutely thrilled about Letterschool. Was I already a strong believer in the principle of learning through gaming, I had never seen it work so well before. The simplicity of using an iPad for learning letters and numbers is so surprisingly effective, it really invites children to go and write. The jumpy and catchy games are obviously great fun, but the way a player’s newly-gained skills come at play in the third game is simply ingenious.
Principal Lucebert School
This application is great!
So creative and makes learning fun! It has certainly helped my son become more proficient in knowing and writing the alphabet. The kids love it! This app is right on track to help my son to be better prepared for Kindergarten.
Review by Kidz
One of the applications that the students are enjoying, and that is an extremely effective activity to reinforce letter identification and formation, is called “LetterSchool”. If you have an ipad at home, you might want to consider loading it for at-home use.
Just Kinder News
Featured App of the Day
Best Educational Preschool Apps
An engaging letter writing practice app! LetterSchool is so simple, but so much fun. It would be a great addition to your home or classroom. Help your child get in the habit of writing letters the correct way with this app. LetterSchool forces them to really work hard while working on hand-eye coordination. Superb graphics, unique colors, crazy caterpillars, and sounds praise your child as they learn to write letters and numbers!
Coyne’s Crazy Fun Classroom
LetterSchool is incredibly entertaining!
This School is Cool!
My two year old LOVES to trace the letters! Not only are the graphics on the app really cool, it really helps children develop the motor skills needed as they prepare for school. And I’m not the only one who thinks so…
My Favorite Letter-Making Game
This is a great app, because it only allows kids to for the letters correctly, rather than just having them trace.
My Journey to Ithaca
One of the “20 Educational Games Perfect For Young Students”
LetterSchool is one of the best games that pack an educational punch!
Very exciting stuff!
LetterSchool is the best out there for beginners -it really makes them want to learn and increases there overall knowledge! You can choose Zaner-Bloser, D’Nealian, and Handwriting Without Tears Style. What I love about this app the most is that it breaks each letter down into three steps. Scaffolding at its finest!
Learn With Leah
Great Apps on the I-Pad to help with Literacy and Numeracy!
Aspendale Gardens Primary School
Great Way to Learn - Complete Independence
This engaging app is a great way for children to learn about letters with complete independence. As the child is working through the letters and numbers they do not need to be done in consecutive order. This offers schools or parents the flexibility to work on and reward a letter of the week, which could be a great motivator!
I recommend LetterSchool
The repeated practice of each letter/number is great for working on the motor memory component that often is an important part of developing correct letter and number formations. LetterSchool is an appropriate app for my students. Not only does it incorporate the obvious, letter and number formation, but it also incorporates letter-sound correspondence, number sense, fine motor development, and visual motor development. For $2.99 USD, this app is very well priced for the activities and the versatility of the app.
Teaching with Technology
A really pretty app!
Once kids have traced the letters, they come to life and retrace their shapes with gorgeous animations. Then once they feel confident, children can write without any help. It’s beautiful and absorbs children whilst they learn the shapes and sounds of letters.
One of “10 Best Apps for the Elementary Student”
This app is great for learning the letters of the alphabet. It gives the student many opportunities to practice tracing the letter with guidelines and then the student will write the letter independently. The graphics are amazing and very captivating for students.
One of “12 Best Special Needs Apps of 2012 - Special Education”
Special Education Advisor
My students absolutely love it
I downloaded the lite version first and let my students try it. They absolutely love it. Even I look forward to see what the animation will be. So I decided to buy the full version. It only costs 3 dollars, which is about RM9, and I think it’s a good buy. I really believe that this is the new era of education and we must move forward and change our ways of teaching. This is definitely a really really fun way of learning how to write.
Tales of an Early Childhood Educator
One of “12 Great Apps for Moms”
The application is a great way of keeping the kids entertained. And if you can give them a push towards the top in school, why not? “My children love to use LetterSchool to learn to write letters,” says Leister. “The application is completely addictive, as educational as it is entertaining. Even my pre-teen is captivated it.”
I am totally loving LetterSchool
This is probably Lydia’s most favorite app right now. Before this app, we tried several handwriting and tracing apps, but all of them were flops. This one has the child do the letter three times in different ways that focuses on strokes without being frustrating. And it lets you pick which handwriting font you want it to teach! It is programed with Handwriting Without Tears, D’Nealian, and Zaner-Bloser fonts. Lydia’s handwriting has drastically improved in the month or so that we’ve been using this app. Lydia spent a few hours playing this game last week, and the whole time she practiced fine motor control and correct letter construction. It was great.
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That, my friends, is how it should be done!
Last night, I found LetterSchool by Boreaal. And now, I can rest. It’s perfect. It teaches the letter in word context, then prompts the child to write it three times using anchor points to start from. The first round for each letter is easy. The second round demands the child follow the the path closely this time but fun sounds and animations prevent frustration and encourage the child. The third round dares the child to write it without visual help at first but then adds animation, anchor points and eventually arrows to slowly help those that need it. Perfect. And it’s fun. Three letters in, my child exclaimed, “I will do all of them!”, with a glee usually reserved for Angry Birds. And that, my friends, is how it should be done! But don’t just take my word for it, check it out yourself with the free version. And then upgrade to the full version and give your money over to support developers that do this stuff right.
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One of “Best Educational iPad Apps Around”
Kids can learn how to write using just the right gradient, making this app extremely easy and convenient to use. In three easy steps, kids can watch how the letter or number is supposed to be written, trace the letter over this example, and write it completely independently. As a visually appealing game, kids will be entertained by this app while learning at the same time: Bonus!
One of “5 Best iPad Apps for Kids”
This app is absolutely perfect for parents wanting to teach their kids basic numeracy, literacy & handwriting skills! The content is presented in a fun, friendly, and approachable way that feels more like a game to the child than something educational. This balance definitely encourages kids and keeps them interested in a way that plain paper, a pen, and a list of math problems never could. This app has a great-looking interface. Writing like this is also a great way for kids to build their motor skills and coordination. The series of games are designed to make learning fun for kids, and the content is presented in a very visually-appealing way that will have kids wide-eyed and eager to keep playing. Feedback comments have generally been exceptional, with users commenting on how engaging and easy to learn the app is, and how it is a great way of motivating very young children to learn letters and numbers.
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This is a handwriting app, and I think it is the one that first cemented letter recognition for my son.
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What we were surprised at is just how simple, but effective it is!
We loved the fun ways that each letter is formed, from fireworks and trains to squeaky, fluffy caterpillars and grass with lawnmowers! A perfect way to practice wherever you are!
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Simple, yet captivating! Parents and teachers rave about this app and the progress they see in their children’s letter recognition and writing skills. The app gives you a choice between the D’Nealian, Zander-Bloser, or Handwriting without Tears methods, meaning you can tailor your children’s after-school practice to match their school’s handwriting curriculum. An additional bonus: occupational therapists highly recommend this app for older children with Autism.
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My 3.5 year old loves this one. It goes through the letters and sounds, but more importantly, it has the child trace the letters correctly and while doing so makes it interactive.
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Selected for pilot program that introduced iPads into kindergarten classes
A Canadian School Division initiated a new pilot program that introduced 90 iPads into kindergarten classes. LetterSchool is one of the apps teachers found quite useful and popular with their students.
LetterSchool selected for LD/ADHD students
Technology has had the largest positive impact on students with learning disabilities by allowing teachers and educators to better personalize the materials to each individual student’s learning style and ability.
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LetterSchool, really fun and educational. Recommended
LetterSchool is an educational and fun app to become familiar with letters and numbers. It is worth the purchase. We recommended it to other parents and the app is downloaded several times already.
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