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.
  • Draw with stars! Play with Musical, animated and glowing stars!: When touching existing stars, they are turned into shooting stars which fly away in a 3D-like animation and eventually exit the drawing! Draw with Stars! is also full of sound effects: musical chimes when stars are created, background summer night sounds, "fly away" sounds. Watch as your child’s creativity soars.
  • LetterSchool Free: Learn to write the alphabet with this app. Your child will move their finger along with the dotted line, the straight line, and the chalkboard.
  • ABC Alphabet Phonics: Your child can listen to the letter being said and touch that letter on the screen. Change the settings to include uppercase and lowercase numbers as well as some fun graphics along the way.

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