Best Cursive Writing Apps for Kids and Students

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Below is a collection of what I think are some of the best cursive writing apps to use with young learners to help them learn the art of cursive writing. Using these applications, kids will get to learn how individual letters are combined to create words, learn how to trace letters (both lowercase and uppercase) of the alphabet, engage in different writing activities to practice cursive writing, play interactive tracing games to learn cursive letters, and many more.  For learning spelling, check out the best spelling apps for kids.

1- Cursive Writing, by Yosuke Oki

As its name indicates, Cursive Writing app is all about teaching kids the art of cursive writing. Kids will learn how to handwrite both lowercase and uppercase letters, combine and connect cursive letters, watch cursive animations, and practice cursive words.

Compatibility: iPhone/iPad / Price: $2.99 / Age: 4+

2- Cursive Writing, by Jiwoo Studio

This cursive writing app is ideal for kids of all ages. It helps them learn cursive writing and develops their first writing skills in fun and engaging ways. The app  provides over 234 words, 'which show the users how individual (lower and upper case) letters are combined into words'.

Compatibility: iPhone/iPad and Android / Price: $0.99 / Age: 4+

3. Montessorium: Intro to Cursive

Montessorium: Intro to Cursive offers guided and interactive activities to help kids learn to read, and write in cursive. Some of these activities include: Letter Names (helps with learning names and symbols of capital letters), Letter Sounds (helps with learning the sounds of letters), Sandbox (offers free form writing practice), and more.

Compatibility: iPhone/iPad  / Price: Free / Age: 4+

4. Cursive Letters Writing Wizard

Cursive Letters Writing Wizard offers numerous resources to help kids practice and learn to write in cursive. These include fun games that animate the letters at the end of tracing, over 50 animated stickers to help with tracing, sound effects, support for both uppercase and lowercase letters, shapes tracing activity for toddlers, and many more.

Compatibility: iPhone/iPad and Android Price: Free, offers in-app purchases / Age: 4+

5. Cursive Writing by Horizon

This is a fun game that teaches kids to write in cursive. The app offers guided instructions in the form of arrows that kids need to follow to correctly trace alphabet letters.

Compatibility: iPhone/iPad  / Price: Free, offers in-app purchases / Age: 4+

6. Calligraphy

Calligraphy introduces kids to the fundamentals of calligraphy and helps them practice calligraphy lettering. Calligraphy also offers various classic fonts, background effects, canvas and gradient effects, symbols, and several other elements. 

Compatibility: iPhone/iPad and Android /Price: Free /Age: 4+

7- Learn English Cursive Writing

Learn English Cursive Writing is an app that helps kids learn cursive letters, words, and sentences. Some of the features the app provides include smooth writing brush, colour palette with huge collection of colours, alphabets in both capital letters and small letters, and many more.

Compatibility: iPhone/iPad and Android  alternativePrice: Free, offers in-app purchases / Age: 4+

8. Lazy Dog

Lazy Dog is a cursive app that helps users practice different handwriting styles. The app offers a number of helpful features including the ability to track progress with individual letter scores, print worksheets, calligraphy supplies, and more.

Compatibility:  AndroidAge: 4+

9. Stylograph

Stylograph is another calligraphy app to help with developing cursive writing skills. It offers a wide range of fonts, colors, tools, and writing styles. Other interesting features provided by Stylograph include the ability to trace characters and get instant feedback on writing, instant accuracy check, share writing with others, and more.

Compatibility:  Android Age: 4+

10- Calligrapher


Calligrapher provides kids with an intuitive canvas where they can practice their calligraphy and handwriting skills. There are 4 types of pencils to use: a simple pen, pen, thin pencil, and wide pencil. Kids (or better their parents or teachers) can also change the settings of the app the way they want. They can set colors, backgrounds, line thickness, transparency, zoom, and many more.

Compatibility:  Android Age: 4+