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Best Apps for Helping your Child Learn to Write

Keeping kids motivated as they learn-to-write can be a struggle for even the most studious beginner.

To help, there have been many apps developed to help kids learn to write with special user focused platforms that include interactive games, phonics, drawing and outlining, letter design and animations. We’ve collected the six most popular free and paid apps for Android and IOS.

Best Learn-to-Write Apps:


helps to teach kids how to write the letters of the alphabet, numbers up to 20, and simple words using a dot-to-dot approach.

It helps if kids already know how to count and read numbers up to 10 in order to play this game.

Alphabet Tracing

is a free app that will help your child rapidly learn the ABC. Learn by seeing, hearing, and touching. Ideal for ages 0-5.

Gappy learns writing

is a happy little rabbit game that is dedicated to kids having fun while they learn. This great app is aimed at preschoolers who are just learning the basics of writing. Kids trace along the magic star to reveal the mysterious letter on Gappy’s mind.

The ABC Pocket Phonics app

A little bit pricer than the rest at €6.99, but used for education in schools and preschool in the US and around the world. Using synthetic phonics, it is developed for kids up to seven and teaches them letter sounds, first words and handwriting. A certificate is then emailed to you each time your child masters a set of letter sounds or can write a group of letters. Parents can even check kids progress online!


Janet magill

(11-10-2016 15:10)

Hi just wondering if there are handwriting apps for older children my daughter is in sixth class and her writing is often illegible she has adhd sensory processing and severe dyslexia I know she finds homework and school difficult it would be great if there were apps to help her thanks janet

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