Since kids spending more time on tablets, I have the concern that they are going the lose handwriting practice time, which I still think is necessary and important, even with all the tablets and computers. I started by searching for the right stylus for kids so kids can practice handwriting old fashion way on iPad. Now I found some really good handwriting practice tools that kids can practice penmanship on tablets. As handwriting is not just on tablets, and in fact most times people write on paper, so we also include some handwriting practice resources and tools that you can use off tablets.
This is part of our Best Learning Tools for Kids on iPad series. For the whole list of the series, please visit Free Essential Learning Tools for Kids on iPad and Other Tablets.
Best Learning Tools for Kids – Handwriting Practice
Handwriting Practice Tools Available on Tablets
Handwriting without Tear is a very well designed handwriting learning system for kids. Children learn and practice correct formation habits for writing capitals, numbers, and lowercase letters.
iTrace has kids friendly interface and teaches kids write lower case and upper case letters, numbers, their names and simple words. You can even print out worksheets right from the app for offline use.
Letter School is a fun app for kids to learn handwriting. Kids learn writing through Intro, Tap, Trace, Write 4 stages, while playing games.
iWriteWords is another playful writing app for young children, making handwriting fun. Kids write by following and collecting balls, which is a fun game for them.
Cursive Writing is a good tool if your child is learning cursive. It not only includes all the letters, but also common words and sentences.
Little Writer is a free app that kids can trace letters to learn how to write alphabet. Besides writing, kids also learn the sound of the letters and simple sight words.
Gappy’s Mystery Letter is a fun alphabet app that include letter tracing for each letter. Besides writing the letters, kids also learn letter sound, and words starting with the corresponding letters. The coloring pages are good pre-writing exercises.
ABC Letter Tracing is a free app, simple to use with easy interface.
Learn ABC Phonics is designed to teach kids phonics, but kids can tracing each letter while learning. Another simple and easy to use app for little ones.
Handwriting Practice Tools for Kids to Use Off Tablets
10 Reasons to Teach Handwriting in Digital Age tells us why we still need teach kids handwriting.
Handwriting for preschool kids has many good ideas on what is appropriate training for kids at preschool age and what you can do to help kids at this age.
Handwriting for homeschool Kindergarten edition has a lot helpful information, from pre-writing practice, to letter formation, to correct hand grasp. It even has tools for proper letter spacing. It is for homeschool families, but anyone can use the resource.
Free Worksheets for Improving Pencil Control is a nice set of worksheets even pre-writing kids can use.
Handwriting tips and free worksheets includes worksheets for upper case and lower case letters and numbers. The letter work sheets are broken down into 3 levels depending on kids writing ability.
Free Cursive Worksheets is a great free resource for practicing cursive. It includes 31 pages of worksheets breaking into 2 levels.
This is part of our Best Learning Tools for Kids on iPad series. For complete list of best learning tools for Kids on iPad and links to all posts, please visit: Must Have Free Learning Tools for Kids on iPad and Other Tablets. In the series, we have best learning tools for the following subjects:
Math Concepts ; Counting ; Telling Time ; Periodic Table ;
Phonics ; Sight Words; Spelling ; Vocabulary ; Grammar ;
Handwriting ; Drawing ; Storytelling ; Creative Writing ;
Computer Coding ; Second Language ; Critical Thinking & Problem Solving ;
Emotion Recognition and Articulation ;
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