Do you have learners who need a little practice with letter formation? Our Letter Trace App is a great way to give them independent practice with it!
Four sections are included to help learners with their letter strokes.
1. Practice Strokes - In this section, learners use different strokes such as vertical lines, horizontal lines, curves, circles, and diagonal lines to finish pictures. Learners can also just practice strokes by clicking on any of the images at the very bottom of the screen, too. These practice strokes resemble the strokes they'll need to make when writing letters, both uppercase and lowercase.
2. Capital Letters - In this section, learners get plenty of practice with forming their uppercase letters. Learners get to see and hear how to form the letters first and then get three practice tries with the letter. The letters are grouped in order by similar beginning strokes. For example, the letters first formed with a straight line down are grouped together. The letters will remain locked until the learner practices the unlocked letters.
3. Lowercase Letters - In this section, learners get plenty of practice with forming their lowercase letters. Learners get to see and hear how to form the letters first and then get three practice tries with the letter. Just like the capital letters section, the lowercase letters are grouped in order by similar beginning strokes. For example, the letters that are formed starting with a letter c are grouped together. The letters will remain locked until the learner practices the unlocked letters.
4. Letter Reversals - The last section of the app includes activities for the four most common letter reversals: b, d, p, and q. Learners use pieces to build each letter, trace each letter three times, compare the letter to the letter that is often confused with it, and recognize the letters as they work through the mazes. Visuals are included to help learners remember what each letter looks like.
The app is simple and easy for learners to navigate on their own. NO WIFI is needed to work on the app once it's downloaded, so it's great for on-the-go learning!
You can see these sections in action in our post - https://thisreadingmama.com/letter-trace-app/
Ratings and Reviews
A Good, Simple App for Letter Practice
I was looking for something to make letter-writing practice a little more engaging for my kiddos, and this does that. The strokes practice is great. The letter-reversals practice is also helpful. I appreciate that the cursor has a picture reflecting the sound the letter makes, so as we practice writing the letter, the kiddos can say the sound the letter makes. I do wish the letters were all unlocked from the beginning, or that parents could pick which letters to lock/unlock, as I was hoping to use this to go along with my son’s lessons, but to practice the letters I am trying to target, he has to do several others to “unlock” the ones I am aiming for. I do understand why they are grouped the way they are and that the “unlocking” element adds fun for the kiddos, it just makes it trickier for me to pace.
However, it is a helpful and fun app that the kids enjoy, even my bigger one who is “over” practicing letter formation! And I know they can’t get into trouble using it without too much supervision from me.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.