Handwriting App: BrightStartApps Pre-K ABC

Our previous handwriting app of choice was iWriteWords by GDIPlus. We liked it because it taught children how to write letters (upper case and lower case) and numbers using the correct strokes in the correct order. Through a guided system, it ensures that children learn to write only using the correct strokes. Through recorded system somewhat akin to a video recording, you can play back to view how your child writes each letter and number. Our only gripe was the inability to monitor progress.

So we went looking for an app that would meet all these requirements and discovered Pre-K Letters and Numbers With Real Time Performance Reporting. Pre-K ABC is the first of a series of tracing applications aimed at kindergarten kids who are at the stage of building a foundation of language and numeracy, developing fine motor skills, understanding phonics and building their vocabulary with the bonus of blending common letters and counting. Pre-K ABC’s unique characters, music, sounds and over 75 fruit, vegetable, animal and items around the house illustrations help with the learning experience as Elel, Momo, Lili and friends guide children through the letters, numbers and phonics experience with clear instructions, applause for success and “Uh-oh” for mistakes.

Key app features include:

  • Individual user setup (optional)
  • Online child performance Report Card (optional)
  • Simple and easy to use design
  • Memorable characters, pictures, shapes and sounds
  • Positive learning experiences
  • Numbers, words and phonics include a full word set of animals, fruits, vegetables and items around the house

What your child will learn:

  • Early foundations of language and numeracy
  • How to recognize, read, write and pronounce upper and lower case letters
  • Consonants and vowels
  • Phonograms and early blending
  • Early stage numbers and counting

Progress Monitoring:

Parents can review their children’s performance through their iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or via http://www.BrightStartApps.com which shows a Report Card highlighting success rates, bell curve ranking amongst peers and recommended development areas for each registered user.

App screenshots:

Pre-K ABC videos:

Buy Pre-K ABC:

Pre-K ABC is available in a free trial version. The full version can be accessed through an in-app purchase for $1.99.

About BrightStartApps

BrightStartApps is an interactive learning system that teaches children Letters, Words, Numbers and Phonics in a fun and engaging way following government curriculum’s adopted in UK, US and Canada from pre-K to grade 5. The application brings together experiences in the classroom to your children’s hands with the bonus of allowing parents and teachers to monitor their performance.

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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