Bottom Line: A very comprehensive handwriting app that lets children begin by tracing letters with their fingers, and then carries over to actual handwriting with a stylus. Also allows for printing off worksheets to practice letters and words. Reasonably priced, which puts it in range for most families and therapists. Free lite version available.
Bottom line: Maya the Bee is having a birthday party and all of her insect friends are joining her. Children work through games to bring everything together — presents, guests and food. Kids enjoy lively narration, beautiful illustrations and smooth animations while learning about colors, numbers, matching and tracing. There is also a riveting music section where users enjoy trying a violin, guitar, horn and keyboard. Fessing up time: I played with the music a little more than necessary for a thorough review. The little insects are just so cute.
Miss Judd's Games makes great apps. (She's a teacher.) So when I saw that an app they released less than a week ago had gone free for a very limited time, I thought "quick, let everyone know!" So, here we are.
An example of one of the many cool things about this app is that there is no dragging a finger across to write letters. The child has to hold both fingers in the writing position and slide them around to write, which is obviously far more likely to help the child learn to write.
Great stuff. Definitely grab this one before it goes back to $3.