"My son loves Touch and Write - Fantastic app and the customising options are great!" - from parent review ***** "Love, love, love your app Touch and Write:)" - from parent review ***** "Touch and Write has moved to the top of my list for learning to write. It's extremely fun for my 4 year old with classic autism and the easiest app for me to customize!" - from parent review ***** "I would highly highly highly recommend this app" - WelcomeToTheirWorld app reviews ***** "I have recommended Touch and Write to all my colleagues and parents. I think it is fabulous! My students do not get frustrated and quit. They are able to focus for extended periods of time and I get to make my own target list. Thanks for this great app." - Speech Therapist in California ***** "I just wanted to tell you about my session with my student today using 'Touch and Write.' He is a kindergarten student... he resists writing and acts out to avoid it. Today I showed him the 'Touch and Write' program... he was totally attentive for 30 minutes, quickly learned to move between the different writing textures and understood the use of the 'little monster' to make the letter correctly." – Teacher ***** "The k and 1st grade kids are really engaged! One of them worked for 15 minutes - the most we have seen him do in weeks." - Teacher
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Kids love learning to write - especially when they can use shaving cream, paint, and jello! "Touch and Write" was developed by real classroom teachers, and recreates the fun and effective teaching strategy used in classrooms every day: learning letters by writing with shaving cream, jello, finger paint, and more! "Touch and Write" uses a letter style similar to those most commonly taught in schools, so it prepares children for a real classroom. "Touch and Write" also allows you to create your own lists of names and words so that you can individualize the learning experience for your child! And it comes with 6 of its own word lists, including the most important words for young children to learn – high frequency sight words!
>>Toggle letter SOUNDS or letter names
>>Database includes phonemes for 80,000 words and names
>>Easy to make your own word lists! Children can practice writing their own names and individualized spelling lists. Parents and teachers can create as many word lists as they want.
>>Integrates visual, kinesthetic and simulated tactile modalities to enhance learning – and fun!
>>Created by elementary classroom teachers – based on best teaching practices!
>>Comes with 16 different writing textures: shaving cream, ketchup, lime gelatin, chocolate frosting, chalk, pencil, blue pen, lemon gelatin, chocolate pudding, syrup, grape jelly, whipped cream, pumpkin pie, red paint, and vanilla pudding
>>Comes with 28 different writing papers, including 4 different line patterns children are most likely to find in real classrooms, food papers, animal papers, nature papers, and more
>>Includes 2 high frequency word lists to help children practice the most common words encountered by early learners
>>Includes word family lists, such as the -AT family and -AN family
>>Includes 2 alphabet word lists – short words from a to z – providing practice in both upper and lower case letters
>>Includes 1 alphabet list – for just practicing the letters a to z, both upper and lower case
>>Brief reward at the end of each word reinforces learning and motivates children, without becoming a distraction!
Search YouTube for "Touch and Write App" to see how our other writing apps work, or locate the FizzBrainApps channel.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, problems, or suggestions. We will get right back to you – we listen to our customers! And if you have additional textures or papers you would like to see included in an update, let us know!
Fixes bug that prevented Directions from displaying. In addition, more phonics sounds options - alphabet button now allows letter sounds in addition to letter names! We created a database of all the words your child is ever likely to encounter in school - a database of 80,000 words - and coded in the phonics values for each letter. This allows children to create virtually unlimited personalized word lists and listen to the phonics SOUND of each letter - rather than just the letter name.
Ratings and Reviews
Great for formation - lacks sounds
I agree that this app is great. But I also wish it included phonetic sounds. My struggling kindergarteners use this to practice writing but hearing "a /a/" would be even more helpful.
I also wish there was a setting option to have the cupcake monster show up less frequently - like at the end of the alphabet instead of after every letter - to maximize learning time. Thank you!
Delightful way to learn and practice letter formations!
I love this app and am amazed how motivating this app is for students who do not enjoy learning to write letters! Children who typically do not demonstrate good motor control, will work slowly and carefully to trace the letters accurately. Using a stylus allows for working on grasp patterns for pencils and other writing utensils. The ability to create individualized word/letter families makes its use more efficient and tailored to a student's needs. The music is a little wearing, so having the ability to turn it off is a good thing, especially for students who are easily distracted or have a low tolerance for sounds. Love the paper backgrounds, whipped cream, sound effects, and the method of correcting errors in stroke sequence. I could go on and on listing all the benefits! As a school-based OT, this app has made my therapy sessions much more fun and very beneficial. Thanks for this great learning and teaching tool!!
Really wonderful for beginner writers
My three year old loves this app. It has improved his accuracy in letter formation. We love that you can also add your own words so you can teach them to write their own names and other words that interest them in order to get them practicing their letters. The music is well chosen and not annoying. The idea of writing with food is so great--it's not crucial to the writing, but it just makes it so much more fun for the child. My son's favorite is to write on Cheerios background using ketchup :-). I would recommend this to all pre-K and K kids. Once my son is more proficient with the letters we will encourage him to practice with a stylus so that it becomes more like writing with a pen (of course we will also have him write on proper paper with a proper pen!)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.