"Fantastic, customizable tracing practice with fun rewards." 5 Stars - Common Sense Media

275,000 units sold (including 110,000 to schools) !

Writing Wizard is designed to help every child learn how to trace letters, numbers, and words through a fun system carefully designed to maintain motivation.

• Show and enforce how to trace letters correctly
• 10 Fonts available (including 3 most popular USA fonts)
• Fun tracing using 50+ animated stickers, sound effects and interactive games that animate letters at the end of tracing
• Uppercase & lowercase letters, numbers and words
• Ability to create your own word lists (and record audio for each word)
• Fully customizable to suit every child’s needs (letter size, difficulty,...)
• Check progress thanks to reports that display what the child has traced
• Shapes tracing activity for toddlers
• Create PDF Worksheets and print them to help your child to write on paper
• Use Apple pencil to write at very small size



• "Writing Wizard is the most complete and intelligent letter tracing app we’ve seen""
• "This brand-new app should be the go-to for every parent, teacher and therapist to work on handwriting" - TOP PICKS - 5 stars -
• "Writing Wizard by L’Escapadou is everything a parent wants in a handwriting app, and more." 5/5 -
• "L’Escapadou has made handwriting fun." 5/5
• Listed in "20 best educational iPhone and iPad apps for kids of 2013" -
• Editor's Choice Award for Excellence in Design - Children's Technology Review



Kids want to have fun, and Writing Wizard offers a lot of fun to keep them motivated in the learning process !

• They can trace using 50+ animated stickers and sound effects
• Once tracing is complete, they can interact with them on 4 games that animate letters
• They can trace any word - like their name - and record their voice for each word
• They can collect stars in 5-Stars play mode


• Ability to create your own word lists (and record audio for each word)
• Detailed reports provide information on what kids have done, including the ability to replay and export the tracings to view kids' progress
• Share word lists via iCloud drive or other cloud providers, adhoc network, or email
• Multiple parameters to customize the app according to the child’s current education level (e.g. letter size, difficulty, show/hide model, allow to stop between key points, etc.)
• 3 most popular fonts in the US (ZB, DN & HWT) and 6 international fonts (UK, Scandinavia, 3 Australian fonts, French)
• Upper and lower case letters, numbers (and word lists)
• Letter names and letter sounds (which can be customized)
• A customizable 5-Stars play mode prompting the child to trace a letter or a word 5 times using different parameters (each step is more challenging)
• Create an unlimited number of users
• Many settings to customize the app (sound, game time limit, black background,...)
• In the A-Z section, special graphics available to match letters (e.g. ant graphic for A/a)


Note that a free to try version is available (search for "Writing Wizard -Starter" on the App Store)

Privacy Policy

As a Moms with Apps member, we follow the "Know what's inside" best practices for kids’ apps

L’Escapadou takes children’s privacy seriously. We believe you should not have to worry about your kids being tracked by apps or websites. This app:
• Does not collect any user information (we do not use data collection tools)
• Does not contain in-app purchases
• External Links: Protected parent sections are available where you can send us a mail and check out our others apps. Before accessing a parent section, an addition must be solved so that young kids cannot access it. *

What’s New

Version 4.0

Version 4.0! New features include:
• (iPad) New setting for the size of the letters: Size can now be very small, the use of an Apple pencil is recommended for small sizes
• The maximum word length is now 20 characters
• New font (Swiss-German)
• New shapes
• New animation to show the tracing that the child must do
• Updated all fonts for better character spacing
• Optimization of animations for high-end devices

New settings:
• Choose between the sound of the letter, or the name of the letter, or both
• Option to automatically repeat the drawing of the model
• 5-star mode: parameter to define the drawing speed of the model

As usual, please send us your feedback and suggestions so we can make the app even better ( Thanks :-)

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

NLH56 ,

Great writing app!

I love all the different parameters you can create to suit the needs of the children/students that you are working with. I love, love, love that you can add your own word lists. I’m an OT who works with students of a variety of levels and this app will suit so many of them. I have just 2 suggestions that would make it just a bit better for me. When you trace the letters they are overlaid with pictures, but I think my students would be hard pressed to identify those pictures. If there was a single picture off to the side and if the “voice” labeled the picture that would be great. Second, when you make worksheets it would be nice to have an option to trace a yellow highlighted line rather than a dotted line.
Thank you for making this. I love it.

CO Dyslexia Therapist ,


I am a speech-language pathologist specializing in teaching children with dyslexia and dysgraphia. All my clients love this app and are highly motivated, from my young elementary kids to middle school kids. It works even better when I added the TacScreen bumpy screen for touch screen products, e.g. iPad, iPod, Kindle, etc. The word list feature is great for helping kids practice their spelling words and for learning new spelling concepts. I just found the worksheets feature and use it to send homework home for extra practice. Thank you for making such an all-purpose app! My only suggestion is adding a sentence list similar to the word list feature so my kids can practice their writing in sentences. Excellent product!

Sweetswire ,

Great learning to write App

I have had this app for about 5 years and it is still working great.
I like that I can customize based on each of my kids different level.
Also, even better with works with the IPad Pro series, which for us is an added bonus as now our kids get the chance to use a pencil while writing.
The fact that they constantly upgrade the app to allow it to be able to be used on various Ipad series says a lot about the company and their customer service.
As a teacher and a home educator, I highly recommend this App for children learning to write or even if they just need practice.


pierre abel
55.6 MB

Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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