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Best Handwriting Apps for Kids

Best Handwriting Apps for Kids

These handwriting apps are great for helping your kids improve their handwriting skills. From traceable letters for the beginning writer to cursive worksheets for kids who are a bit older, there are plenty of handwriting apps to choose from.

Handwriting apps help kids write neatly and within the lines! If your child needs extra handwriting help, try these tips to get him on the fast track to pretty penmanship:

  • Allow your child to practice writing on paper using handwriting practice worksheets, as well as in other other ways to increase his hand-eye coordination and muscle memory. Letter Tracing apps are a great way for children to practice letter and number formation.
  • Kids can also practice handwriting with fingerpaints. Fingerpaints are a great tool for young writers who might need to practice the motions before they grip a pencil.
  • Kids can learn journaling and storytelling skills, as well as how to self-reflect on their day and life using the written word, drawing, photos, and more.

See below for the best handwriting apps for kids, ordered by target age to help kids build on their writing skills

This is an app that helps to young children who are just starting their journey into learning the English language. The apps aim is to aid children in knowing the letters of the alphabet, being able to form the letters correctly and to gain confidence in their first steps into the English language. The app executes all of this perfectly and is aided by the excellent graphics and sounds that add to the overall functionality of the app and therefore aid learning rather than detracting from it.

Devices: Android, iPhone and iPad

LetterSchool is a beautifully designed handwriting app that will teach your children how to write letters (both upper and lower case) and numbers (from 1 to 10) in an animated and fun way. Using a set of four activities, LetterSchool can really enchant your children  to play with the app for a long time.

This is a literacy based app that is aimed at helping young children who are taking their first steps in learning how to read and write. Based on a large amount of research the app has been developed to provide children with the best approach in learning how to first formulate letters and shapes and then how to create letters as part of words. The research behind the app has also created the best approach for children as they learn how to create letters. This app could be used as both a school and home learning app as the learning that is undertaking through it could be applied to either usage.

Devices: Android, iPhone and iPad

The application ‘Narrator AR' is an Augmented Reality app that supports pre-school writing in a fun and inspiring way. The application is suitable for ages 3 to 5 and encourages children to write words and letters with a pen and paper whilst linking this to an exciting AR experience.

The application is free from in-app purchases and does not require a constant Wi-Fi connection. The application is supported by the developer's website which must be used for the AR experience. Please note that parents and teachers will need access to a printer.

Devices: Android, iPhone and iPad

Letra Kid PRO is educational game for kids with ten writing fonts commonly used in schools and it includes the 3 most popular typefaces used in USA, Canada and UK. The app is aimed at children between 4 to 8 years old and is designed to help them to learn pre-cursive and print block handwriting correctly. Using the app will help the child recognise letters, pronunciation and correct letter formation. The game has different levels of difficulty to help children learn in small steps.

Devices: Android, iPhone and iPad

An app that helps young children in the early stages of writing. This is a good app that utilises repetition to help engage and improve young children’s ability in letter formation. With the ability to save the recording of how the letters are produced, this could be a really powerful addition to the app.

Devices: iPhone and iPad

Learning to Write 1- Prewriting app is used to help young children develop the skills of letter and number construction.

The app teaches the user in a fun and educational way how to construct letters from the alphabet and basic numbers using a drawing guide on screen. The guides are presented in a clear and beautiful way and have many options to create different pen styles, backgrounds and colours.

The app also enables the child to practise basic letter strokes such as single horizontal and vertical lines to curves and figures of eight. Each of these techniques are displayed to show increase in difficulty so that the child can gain confidence as they progress.

Devices: Android

Writing Skills [HD] is a comprehensive guide that can help students with the writing process. It covers many different aspects including different types of writing; different types of sentences; subject verb agreement; choosing the right words; punctuation and grammar. 

Devices: Android, iPhone and iPad

Writing Wizard for Kids is designed to help children learn how to trace letters and number. The app also includes some letter naming and phonetic sounds. The app allows the children to learn how to write in smaller and longer forms. 

Devices: iPhone, iPad and Android

This a fantastic app to get your children acquainted with letters, words and writing out the alphabet. It follows a world of make-believe where you the learner has a magic wand (his/her finger) which can cast “spells” or, in this case more literally, to actually spell. Your child will learn letters, vocabulary words and the idea of using a dictionary to organise letters and words. The app has received top marks from our reviewers and has achieved an EAS 5 Star rating and recommended status.

Devices: iOS

With Wet-Dry-Try, children learn and practice correct formation habits for writing capitals, numbers, and lowercase letters. The app simulates our Slate Chalkboard and Blackboard with Double Lines and helps children learn handwriting skills in the easiest, most efficient way. 

Devices: iOS

iDiary For Kids is a powerful journaling app for children. Kids can write personal journal entries, draw pictures or upload images from the camera roll. Journal writing is a great way for students to record the events of their day and use sequencing skills to do so. iDiary for Kids is a great writing tool for iPad to set today's tech-savvy kids on the enriching path of lifelong journaling.

Devices: iOS