Wet-Dry-Try Handwriting 4+

Writing Letters & Numbers

Handwriting Without Tears & Get Set for School

    • 2.5 • 22 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Try for free and see how handwriting practice can be easy and fun! Start Wet-Dry-Try today with sample lessons on capitals, numbers, and lowercase letters.

Based on the award-winning Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum, Wet-Dry-Try is a handwriting app that brings fun, multisensory learning to your iPad. You can use Wet-Dry-Try at home as a parent, caregiver, or occupational therapist, or as part of your classroom curriculum.

Wet-Dry-Try's game-based format mirrors the hands-on experience of writing on a slate chalkboard. Students are motivated to progress through the formation of capitals, numbers, and lowercase letters in simple, step-by-step sequences. This multisensory, research-proven methodology is the foundation that Wet-Dry-Try is built on.

BUILD foundational handwriting habits and correct formation for capitals, numbers, and lowercase letters.

PREVENT learning loss while away from school. Just 10 minutes of daily practice helps your young writer build lifelong skills.

EXPERIENCE game-based learning in a developmental teaching order with the ability to earn rewards.

PERSONALIZE your students' app experience with customized avatars—this also aids in switching accounts between three children.

ELIMINATE reversals with our intuitive solution for reinforcing letter orientation.

LEARN with Marcy, your personal handwriting coach, who provides verbal feedback on errors and positive reinforcement.

What’s New

Version 3.0.3

- In order to make it easier and more engaging for young learners we have changed the way our sensitivity settings work. 3 new levels of sensitivity in the settings screen for the personal mode, and an easier-to-use default mode for classroom use.
- After students have completed the 3rd star activity for a letter or number, they can now return to that activity and continue to practice it (at the 3rd star level)

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

#1 OT ,

Just ok

I bought this app several years ago and although it is more picky (requires better precision) and not as easy to use for the students, it was still was a nice option for letter and number tracing. I like that it uses the correct verbal cues for formation. However, now I need to re-purchase the app because they changed the platform. It is the exact same app with no new items or improvements. At least if they want you to re-purchase something, it should offer something more. I do not plan on buying it again, because there is nothing new and there are a lot of other apps that work well if not better. I’m a big hand writing without tears supporter, I will just use their workbooks and manipulatives like the slate board.
Now a year later... I bought the app again and I couldn’t even use it really. I am a busy OT and basically like to pick and choose the magic c and diver down letters, or any letters students are having trouble with. They are all locked and need to be unlocked and go in order. Now I am not going to re-purchase until they fix all their issues.

sadmuppet ,

Good idea but doesn’t work well

I like handwriting without tears but this app needs improvement. The idea is fine but even with the sensitivity level set on the easiest, sometimes even I can’t get the app to approve my letters after multiple tries. It’s way too frustrating for my child when he’s doing a good job but the app keeps telling him he’s going off the board or whatever.
I thought it would be a good alternative to a real wet dry try board but I will go with an actual slate unless the app is updated and improved more.

Grey WF ,

Can’t Create Account

I’ve been trying to create an account for 15 minutes. Every time I enter my credentials, it says “something went wrong” but doesn’t specify what the issue is. How is anyone supposed to use this app?

App Privacy

The developer, Handwriting Without Tears & Get Set for School, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Usage Data

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The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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