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Practice Fine Motor Skills on iPAD with Kidori

Kidori Stylus Free

Do you use apps for kids handwriting or other fine motor skill practice? I don’t know if you ever noticed, I have not reviewed any hand writing apps. There are quite a few out there, but I felt tracing with one finger on the screen is completely different from holding a pen writing on paper. I don’t see tracing with finger require many finger muscles at all. Call me old fashioned, I still want my child to be able to write well with a pen.

I explored stylus, but most I saw in the market are short and thin, which are really hard for the little hands to grab and hold on to.  I decided not to review any hand writing apps till I find a good stylus kids can use for the screen.  Now I find one.  A while ago, Kidori introduced their stylus, and I fell in love on first sight.  It is shaped like a crayon, short but thicker than regular stylus – easy for the little ones to hold.  The move on the screen is very smooth too.  Once we had it, it instantly became my son’s “finger” on iPAD. Kidori Pen and App

Together with the stylus, Kidori also launched a set of learning apps with a focus on hand writing and fine motor skills.  They call them workbooks.  Current workbooks have Mazes, Colors, Letters, Numbers, Tracing.  Each topic has 3 workbooks: easy, intermediate and advanced. In the picture below, you can see the difference between levels on Mazes.  The Banana is from Easy, the Orange is from Intermediate, and the Airplane is from Advanced. Each workbook has 25 worksheets. These apps are really just workbooks, with no interactivities, no sound.  They are just like a printable worksheet, but you don’t need print out on paper, and you can do all the practice on iPAD.  Once you finish one sheet, clear your writing or drawing, and you can use it again, and again. Kidori Maze

I am glad I found Kidori.  If you are interested in trying one, we will have a giveaway posted midnight tonight.  It will be the Mom’s Library weekly giveaway. If you want to buy the stylus, you can find Kidori Children Stylus Pen on Amazon for $14.

All Kidori apps are held in one app called Kidori Stylus FREE.  It is available for iPAD. It is free to download, you get 2 workbooks for free, and then you can buy more workbooks via In-App Purchase.  Each workbook ranges from $0.99 to $1.99.
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Kidori Stylus FREE

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  • Marlene

    This is a really useful list; also very helpful to read parents’ feedback!

  • Dawn Monroe

    What a great tool. My grand kids have such trouble using my stylus.

    • My son did not like the regular stylus, it is hard for little hands. This one would work much better for kids.

  • Kim Tucker

    This seems like a great tool to help little ones learn to write…would love to have this for my little four year old niece…thanks for the review and opportunity to win one….

  • christine

    My daughter is beginning prek and learning to write, this would be a fun way to practice fine motor skills.

  • Sarah Gonzales

    As a tutor, I still find handwriting very very important. I would love a stylus for my kids. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • amanda whitley

    i need this! my son always sticks his fingers in his mouth and then all over my phone

  • takisha a.

    i like this product. i like anything educational for my kids. it looks like learning and fun all wrapped up in one package. i also like the writing utensil also. cool product.

  • George

    I agree using fingers on screen is not the same as holding a pen. This looks like a good one for little hands

  • Brandy Fisk

    My kids could really use this!

  • Tria

    Looks like a good way to better use the tablets and apps.

  • Heather Manu

    This pen is great, looks like its a lot easier for a child to hold.

  • Anthony

    I too have been looking for this type of app (with stylus) for my son. Thanks for the post!

  • Lorie

    My preschoolers would love this!

  • Ashley

    It would be interesting to try. I am sure it is much more accurate than tracing with your finger!

  • Piwimama

    Looks like a great shape for little hands

  • Andie

    This is great. I was looking for a good stylus for my kids. Will check it out.

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