Teaching Your Kid to Write with an iPad

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

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.

How to teach handwriting with an iPad

So we need to work on writing. 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? 

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