I always love educational kids apps and that’s why I’m excited to work with iTrace on this sponsored post.
Earlier this year we had an enjoyable opportunity to review iTrace, an app for the iPad which helps children learn how to properly write letters and numbers. iTrace has had a very successful launch and we are excited to work with them again to share their recent updates and improvements to the successful children’s writing app.
iTrace has been downloaded over 20,000 times and several thousand of those have been educational downloads.
There are multiple apps using iTrace to help assist students learn proper writing techniques by combining muscle memory building exercises with fun games and activities.
The iTrace app also has a high level of satisfaction amongst its numerous downloads with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5.0.
Sounds pretty good, so does the creator sit back and enjoy their success? Nope, they improved it and this updated version includes some pretty neat stuff.
The updated version of iTrace includes all 3 popular handwriting styles used by most school teachers; Handwriting without Tears, Zaner-Blosser and D’Nealian. The original version used Zaner-Blosser, but with many requests for the additions, the others have now been added as well, and you can select which version you wish to use. This means the iTrace app can be used in just about every U.S. school.
Does your school teach your child to write in cursive? Ours doesn’t, and many schools do not either. A lot of parents asked to add cursive letters to the app and now they are available. The original release included about 65 letters and numbers to write, the new updated version has around 300 – WOW!
The updated app also supports the iPhone, so now when your child wants to use your phone, you can give them something educational to work on!
But perhaps the best feature of the update is that you can print worksheets directly from the iTrace app. No need to go searching online, or buy them from a store, now you can save time and money by printing worksheets out yourself with the iTrace app. Worksheets can be generated for letters and numbers, but also words and puzzles to make learning enjoyable.
There is a small fee for the full version of the app, but $3.99 is about what you would pay for one set of worksheets alone, and now you can create your own and have your child master proper writing techniques.
For those who like to ‘try it before you buy it’ a free light version of iTrace is available to take on a test run. The free version doesn’t allow multiple users, worksheet printing and has limited access to letters and numbers, but you are more than able to see how the app works and when you like it, you can upgrade to the premium version. Here’s a video overview of the app:
Here’s a video full of school testimonials about how the app has helped students:
Repetition is the best way to improve handwriting, make it fun and your kids will have a great time using the app.