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5 Free Writing Apps for Pre-schoolers

June 21, 2014
The iPad app selection for this week features 5 interesting apps for pre-schoolers. These apps will particularly help your kids have a head start on key literacy skills such as writing, doodling, sketching, drawing, and using different shapes to communicate ideas. I have only included the new apps that have never been featured in this blog before. Also, all of these apps are free and very simple to use.

1- Little Writer


Little Writer is a tracing app that's done just right. Little Writer is super fun and so easy to use that your kids will think letter tracing is a game vs. a boring chore. Features include:
  • You can customize everything - record your own language or add your own words
  • Adding pictures and names of family and friends to write is a hit with every child
  • The app also includes a collection of basic shapes to draw since handwriting require the same core skills 
  • The app comes preloaded with dozens of three and four letter words to write
2- Lazoo: Let's Colour

Simply color a page, press the GO button, and watch your drawings come to life. A few dots become falling snow. Scribbles turn to smoke plumes puffed from chimneys. A jagged line pulsates into fire (or water or mustard or whatever a child imagines) spewing from a dinosaur’s mouth.

 This gives children a simple, fun way to doodle and let their imaginations run free. Features include:
  • Sketch, draw and save your art to the camera roll
  • Import photos from your iPhone, iPod or iPad
  • Doodle on photos using a pencil, marker, or paint brush
  • Lots of colors to choose from, including black
  • Share doodles from your photo library

Doodle Dandy provides a handful of simple tools which ensure success in every doodle:
  • Rotationally-symmetric input ensures balance and elegance
  • Color palette designed for range and consistency
  • Multiple discrete brush sizes
  • Transparency tool works in real-time, anytime
  • Unlimited "undo"
  • Facebook: display your doodles directly on your wall and news feed
  • Save creations for later viewing, to use as custom wallpaper, or for sharing with friends
A child’s simple hand-drawn squiggle can become a bird’s nest, rocket smoke, cotton candy, sheep’s wool, a curly beard, and more! Simply squiggle away to complete Lazoo’s internationally award-winning art. Then hit the GO button and watch drawings soar, pulsate, move, twirl, and multiply.