Mr. Crab is hungry! Help him collect the numbers to trace the letters and make a word, then tilt the iPhone so the letters get gobbled up by the spinning wheel. Once a word is complete, you hear the word pronounced and see a child-like drawing of the word. It’s time for a new word when the spinning wheel eats all the letters. You can choose to write uppercase or lowercase letters, or numbers. I cannot say enough good things about this app! It’s awesome for preschoolers who are just learning to write. It provides three opportunities for a child to learn through writing the letters, visualizing the word and the picture, and hearing the word. The app goes even further by saying “good job” or “excellent” before moving on. This one is definitely worth the money, but if you want to save a buck, you can buy cheaper versions that offer only upper or lowercase letters.
iWriteWords (Handwriting Game)
Released: 2009-03-09 00:00:00
Description from the DeveloperiWriteWords teaches your child handwriting while playing a fun and entertaining game.
The New York Times: One of “The Best iPhone Apps for Kids”.
The Washington Post: One of “The best iPad apps for special needs kids”
Featured by Apple in "Back to School Apps"
Featured by Apple in "Apps for Learning to Write"
Featured by Apple in "Words for the Wise"
Featured by Apple in "Summer Learning Fun for Kids"
Featured by Apple in "Apps for Learning to Read"
Featured by Apple in "Special Education"
Featured by Apple in "Games for Kids"
Featured by Apple in "Apps for Kids"
Featured by Apple in "Staff Favorites".
2009 Best App Ever Awards Winner in Best App for Pre-schoolers.
What people are saying:
The iPhone Mom:
"... I also teach preschool in my home. I know from personal experience that learning to write can be tedious for the little ones and I loved how iWriteWords takes that task and made it fun."
"The whole app is delightful to behold. Bright background colors are juxtaposed against equally bright and scribbly child-like artwork that convey the word being spelled. You and your child will enjoy tracing your finger along those necessary building blocks of language. With its memorable artwork and way cool physics engine, it is sure to entertain and teach your child."
A Touch of Learning:
“Its got an intuitive interface for young children. It has high quality graphics and effects. I have no hesitation in recommending this app for children ready to start learning to write. To me, this is exactly the sort of app I am looking for in my quest to have apps that are fun, but teach my kids something really useful in the real world.”
How to play:
Help Mr. Crab collect the numbered balls by dragging him with your finger - and drawing the letter at the same time.
Once all the letters in the word are drawn properly, a cute drawing appears.
Slide the letters into the spinning hole and advance to the next level.