Writing Wizard - School Ed‪.‬ 4+

Learn to Write Letters & Words

Pierre Abel

Designed for iPad

    • 4.3 • 2.9K Ratings
    • $8.99



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

470,000+ units sold (including 260,000 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
• 16 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
• Letter names and phonics
• 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"" AppoLearning.com
• "This brand-new app should be the go-to for every parent, teacher and therapist to work on handwriting" - TOP PICKS - 5 stars - SmartAppsForKids.com
• "Writing Wizard by L’Escapadou is everything a parent wants in a handwriting app, and more." 5/5 - kids-app-reviews.com
• "L’Escapadou has made handwriting fun." AppyMall.com 5/5
• Listed in "20 best educational iPhone and iPad apps for kids of 2013" - appsplayground.com
• 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 13 international fonts (UK, Scandinavia,Australia, germany, France)
• Upper and lower case letters, numbers (and word lists)
• Letter names and phonics (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 5.1.1

• New font: ABC Boum (Québec)
• New simple shapes have been added
• New tiny font size is now available in the settings for the 5-star mode
• The Complex Child Lock mode is now even more... complex

As always, please send us your feedback and suggestions so we can make the app even better (support@lescapadou.com). And don't hesitate to rate the app, it is very important for us! Thanks :-)

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

ot2324 ,

I hate the new star feature

The app is fantastic except for the new star feature. Children do not like writing the same thing over and over. I wish I could delete that feature. Other than that it is perfect.

Developer Response ,

You can disable the 5-stars mode .Just tap the "Mode" button when you see all the letters or words on the screen. If you need any help, you can email us at support@lescapadou.com anytime.

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!

App Privacy

The developer, Pierre Abel, 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 Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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