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Ollie’s Handwriting and Phonics helps kids become successful readers – with errorless teaching! Children practice letters and sounds, read custom phonics words, and spell sight words without reinforcing bad habits. Created by a Kindergarten teacher with a Master’s in Early Childhood Education, Ollie is based on the most successful research-based national handwriting and phonics programs.

Featured as a top “Classroom Learning” App by Rasmussen College.

Ollie helps children improve fine motor and handwriting skills as well as introduce, reinforce, and solidify letter and sound recognition. Kids have fun with colored chalk on a “blackboard” with chalk sound effects!

Kids learn with Ollie to recognize letters and their corresponding sounds. They practice handwriting and reinforce phonics skills by tracing capital and lowercase letters and spelling and reading phonics and sight words.

CAPITAL & LOWERCASE LETTERS: Ollie shows the letter shape, name, sound, and corresponding phonics picture (“P is for Pirate!”).

PHONICS WORDS: Ollie shows how to separate and put together sounds to read and spell words with accompanying graphics (“c...a....t.... cat!”).

SIGHT WORDS: Ollie shows how to read and spell sight words (the, to, and).

MY WORDS: Easily add your own custom words to practice handwriting, reading and spelling - unlimited ability to delete and change words to suit your interests and needs.

•errorless teaching prevents kids from reinforcing bad habits
•all letters are practiced in traditional handwriting lines
•uses multi-sensory techniques (sight, sound & touch) to enhance cognition
•visual demonstration (by Ollie the Owl) of how to form letters for all 52 letters (capitals + lowercase)
•sleek, engaging, kid-friendly graphics for each letter of the alphabet and phonics word
•audio on every page to reinforce letter names and their corresponding sounds
•colored chalk on blackboard with chalk sound effects to mimic real life practice
•phonics words sounded out letter by letter by Ollie to reinforce beginning reading skills
•sight words (high-frequency & irregular words) to handwrite and spell
•add custom words up to 5 letters long (your child’s name/nickname!) to practice handwriting & spelling
•customizable settings to adjust for level of difficulty (tracing outline on or off)

Ollie’s Handwriting and Phonics was created as a portable, accessible, and affordable way to put the best literacy research and tools into the hands of supporting adults who want to help children develop and master the building blocks of becoming successful readers and writers.

All Capital letters A – Z
All Lowercase letters a – z
All 10 Phonics Words: bug, cat, dog, fin, fox, jet, map, pig, sun, web
All 10 Sight Words: the, to, and, is, can, see, my, go, you, we
All 10 My Words (unlimited ability to delete and edit words)

Download free materials such as the Ollie App Companion Guide (lesson ideas & examples) and Teacher / Student Checklist (record keeping & accountability for individual therapists or classroom teachers) at www.BLUEMANGOLLC.com.

Check out www.BLUEMANGOLLC.com to read the free Companion Guide for Parents, Teachers and Therapists and get information, links and downloadable PDFs on literacy in early childhood, lesson ideas and literacy materials. Sign up for our newsletter to get more free materials and the latest updates on Ollie Apps!

What’s New

Version 2.1

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Supporting new OS updates

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Kind.Teacher ,

Great for my struggling students!

This app has helped so many of my students improve their letter formation skills and reinforce letter sounds for those struggling with phonics. It’s a great support for my students who need extra OT work on their handwriting skills. I even recommend it to parents now!

Bkmboop ,

Great training for letter formation and phonemic awareness!

Love this app!

Yyleah ,

Yes, save your money!!

The phonics and sight words keep crashing. My son lost interest after several times of trying to write bug. Very disappointed and want money back!!

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