Type and Learn HD-S offers kids from preschool to middle school the opportunity to learn using a traditional QWERTY keyboard, from letter recognition and spelling for the younger tots all the way up to free writing for older kids. Their letters and words can be read back to them in a synthesized voice, giving them immediate gratification for their accomplishments.
For children who have difficulty with handwriting, this app could offer a stress-free way to practice spelling, writing and reading. Get it now while it is discounted to $0.99. Save $3!
Purpose of App: Write to Read allows a parent and child to work together to create stories. Kids add pictures and type their best attempt of the dialogue, and parents or teachers add the "grown up" version of the text to show proper spelling and grammar.
Strengths: Offers the child independence without penalty for making mistakes. A child can easily add audio for parent to follow and help interpret his written text. The set up is simple with clear instructions as well as video tutorials to help get started.
Suggested Audience: Pre-readers to children up to age 10 working on writing skills. Great for improving story-telling skills and encouraging use of complete sentences.
Bottom Line: A wonderful handwriting app for letters and numbers allows unlimited user profiles. Each letter or number is accompanied by a picture for the initial sound, pictures within the letter or number, six different practice formats and a story relating to the pictures that describes how to write it. This must-have app utilizes the sky, grass and dirt visual for primary writing lines and provides adults with saved visuals of completed writings.