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How to Raise a Reader


Music and Media Writing Apps


Here’s a list of great writing apps that help children along every step of the writing process. Writing is a complex process but we’ve found apps that help young children along all of the steps of the writing process, including ways to strengthen fine motor development. Several apps can turn your tablet into a handwriting practice.
  1. abc PocketPhonics: letter sounds & writing + first words- Pocketphonics teaches kids letter sounds, first words and handwriting. PocketPhonics shows children how to write letters using an arrow they can follow with their finger or stylus. PocketPhonics supports two different writing styles, and for each style, kids can write in lowercase, uppercase and cursive.
  2. Crabby Writer- This phonics and literacy game includes alphabet sounds (phonemes), rhyming words, themed words, spelling, proper letter formation, pincer-grip action, and a keepsake scrapbook designed to remind players of word meanings. It is fun to write in the sand, collect sea shells, and decorate sandcastles on our welcoming beach. Sand writing can now be at your child’s fingertips as we reinforce both phonics and rhyming structure
  3. iTrace- Trace will make learning how to write letters, numbers and word both fun and interesting for your children.


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