Friday, January 18, 2013

Letter School---cool app for letter formation

A wonderful occupational therapist and I work with a child in his home. He ordinarily doesn't care much for fine motor tasks, letters,  numbers, crayons, or anything involving the use of his little hands.  He's improved, though, over the semester, and today, amazingly when this iPad app was introduced, we heard actual squeals of delight as he was attempting to draw the letter 'C'!

That was enough of a sales pitch for me!   I downloaded Letter School immediately ($2.99) on MY ipad, and can't wait to share this with our EC teachers at school! The app starts out where a mere touch will produce a letter or number, and progresses to where the child draws the item (upper case, lower case, or number) on his own.  Each phase has animations as a reward----this is what our boy loved. 

If you want to read a review, here's one by the Ultimate Autism Guide.

Here is also a video demo.


  1. LOVE! I am an OT too and will use for work, but my 3 year old is going to go nuts for this. Can't wait to try it out!

    1. Thanks! I checked out your blog---looks fantastic!

    2. Thanks! We tried the app today, awesome! Just shared your post on my facebook page!