"Dang it! I missed this one," I thought. "And it sounds good."
A quick check of the iTunes store revealed that it was still free...
I downloaded the app and tried it and it is great app, allowing kids to learn writing in cursive by using shaving cream, lime jello and other assorted funtastic things.
"Dang again!" I thought. "We should have featured this one and it's going to go non-free at any moment."
So, I replied to the good people at Fizzbrain, asking if they could keep the app free for another 24 hours for our fans and they said yes!
So here is Cursive Touch and Write! Get it now!
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: learning writing with shaving cream, jello, finger paint, and more!
Note: This is an introduction to cursive letter writing - children will practice INDIVIDUAL cursive letters to achieve mastery - then the app connects the letters for them, as can be seen in the screen shots. "Cursive Touch and Write" also allows you to create your own lists of names and words so that you can individualize the learning experience!
✰Comes with 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
✰Comes with the following word lists: ABC Countries of the World (and 1 City), 50 States, The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over the Lazy Dog, ABC Words, Palindromes, Alphabet Letters, Numbers – and of course you may add as many of your own lists as you like!
✰As children write, their actual letter formation is displayed next to a standard letter, so children can compare and work to improve their cursive
✰Brief reward at the end of each word reinforces learning and motivates children, without becoming a distraction
✰Created by real elementary teachers – based on best teaching practices!
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, problems, or suggestions. We will get right back to you – we listen to our customers! And if you have additional textures or papers you would like to see included in an update, let us know!
If you would like to download Cursive Touch and Write (iPad/FREE) please support Smart Apps for Kids by using this link button:
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It also has to be good.
We then present them to you to read, download, and share so, based on which ones got the most hits, here are your Top 75 Favorite Free Apps!
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2) LEGO App 4+ (build a vehicle and then use it in activities)
9) Play 123
10) The Lorax
11) Open Wide Snap (we rated five stars)
12) Rover (flash-enabled browser for kids)
14) Hide Run Growl (we rated five stars)
18) Draw Something (Pictionary online! Older kid only)
19) NASA App HD
21) Khan Academy
22) Little Stars - Toddler Games (letters, numbers, shapes, colors, first words)
24) Miss Spider apps (Bedtime Story and Tea Party)
26) Math Bingo Games
29) I Can Write 2 (make sentences about images)
30) Scribble Press (make an ebook!)
32) PBS Kids Video (all their favorites)
34) Goodnight Safari (baby animals!)
35) Rocket Speller
37) Toca Kitchen Monsters (all kids need Toca Boca)
38) Color Uncovered (please don't let your dog drive)
39) Art Maker
40) Brain Quest (from the people that make those card thingees)
41) Little Finder
42) MeeGenius (six ebooks for free!)
43) Lego Duplo Jams
44) Monkey Drum
47) Sprout's Good Night Star (nighttime routine)
48) Let's Color
50) Touch the Sound
51) Articulation Station (lite version)
51) iTunes U (go to college on your iOS device)
53) Sock Puppets
54) Toontastic (we rated five stars)
55) 6-in-1 Children's Games (lite version)
57) BrainPop Featured Movie (No. 1 on our Editor's Choice list)
60) The Elephant's Bath
61) Screen Chomp
62) Math Vs. Zombies
64) Squiggles (bring scribbles to life)
65) Feel Electric (The Electric Company is back!)
66) Clockwork Brain
68) DialSafe Pro (we gave five stars)
69) Google Earth
71) The Lorax Truffula Shuffle (U.S. only for some reason)
72) Domino's Pizza Hero (U.S. only)