Write My Name by Injini

Educational Value:
Fun Factor:
Skills:Handwriting, The Alphabet, Spelling, Sight Words

What we like best:

The 'name tag' section adds an extra element of multi-media fun to writing practice.

What you should know:

There are no instructions or help screen for either kids or parents.
Full Review:

Name tags that talk, radiant word cards and an animal-filled alphabet notebook … it's all here in this charming writing practice app. Little learners can follow the sparkling star trail to trace letters and simple words using their fingers—no pencil and paper required.

As kids tackle each user-friendly exercise successfully, the narrator speaks the word or letter and a picture appears with cute sound effects, reinforcing recognition skills with audio and visual components. Once the alphabet book with upper and lower case letters has been mastered, children are ready to tackle virtual cards with simple sight words. The real standout feature is the “name tag,” where budding writers can practice writing their names with a voiceover recording and complementary photo.

Write My Name tracks children’s progress with charts, which can be reset at any time. The lack of a help screen or parent section requires some trial and error, but most of the features are intuitive, so this drawback is relatively minor. This app can be used by very young children without much parental supervision once they get the hang of it. It's a little pricey, but worth it because it packs an engaging, educational punch.

Teacher Features:
Beginner writing lessons could really benefit from this kid-friendly, engaging app.
Reviewed 2012-12-08 on iPad mini iOS6 by Roberta Munoz

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