Teach Your Kid to Write with an iPad

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Let’s help our kids learn to write with an iPad app. If you have a child that needs help writing or practice with their handwriting, you will want ot read this.

My 4-year-old is all into learning things. He knows everything, no not really. He just wants you to think he knows anything and everything, including writing. He showed me a scribbled piece of paper earlier this week, which he informed me was his name. No Izaiah, sorry that’s not your name. YES IT IS.

So we need to work on writing. There are 2 products specifically geared towards learning to write on the iPad that I came across that I wanted to share with you.

Handwriting Without Tears

Handwriting Without Tears originally started as a old school, pen and paper framework for teaching your kids how to write. They have since created an iPad app, as well as offer a plethora of offline options for teaching kids handwriting.

Our son Izaiah, has learned to love this app. Before he can play any games, we tell him to do a few letter writing lessons on the Handwriting Without Tears app.

Read our Handwriting Without Tears App Review

Learn to Write iPad Learning Tool

I came across this product that I can’t wait to try with Izaiah from one of our favorite brands, LeapFrog.  Learn to Write with Mr. Pencil – it’s an app learning toy. With an app, iPad and a stylus (Mr. Pencil) – Mr. Pencil helps your child learn to write their A B C’s and 1 2 3’s.

My biggest fear is that he will think that hey I can write on the iPad.  I guess that’s why we have protective iPad cases on the toddlers’ iPads. Check out our list of iPad Cases for Kids.

We’ve tried a few apps where the kids can use their fingers to write on the iPad, tracing the various shapes, letters and numbers. But what I want Izaiah to learn to do is use a pencil.

Yes, we will work with a pencil in real life and physical paper, but Izaiah loves his iPad. He loves learning on the iPad – my theory is because he sees it as a game. Hey, i’ll take it and it’s only $9.99 on Amazon.

Have you used technology to help your child learn to write? What worked best for your child? 

Technology and Kids – let’s talk about using technology to teach your child how to write!