They say, “You are never too old to learn.” If you desire to have beautiful handwriting hasn’t yet been fulfilled, or you are looking for an app that can teach your little kid how to write gracefully, give these best handwriting apps for iPhone and iPad a chance to showcase their worth.
An exceptionally well-made and helpful educational app for the little ones. Kids can learn English alphabets and numbers (1 to 10) in a fun learning way.
It teaches letter trajectory, directions of lines, and also offers exercises where they have to associate letters with words. There is a game mode that doesn’t let boredom creep into learning.
LetterSchool has divided the course into two levels: Silver and Gold. Plus, the likes of eye-catching animations, vibrant graphics, and cool sound effects ensure your child has a ball while mastering the art of writing beautifully.
Price: Free, (Unlock All Shapes – $2.99)
2. Writing Wizard for Kids
There is a lot of good things, but three features particularly stood out for me in this handwriting app. First and foremost, the super-intuitive user-interface invites kids open-heartedly.
Then, the app employs an exciting concept to help children master the art of tracing words, numbers, and letters in a fun way. Thirdly, with more than 50 animated stickers and matching sound effects, the app keeps boredom at bay.
Notably, your kid will enjoy while learning how to write gracefully! You can also create custom word lists and keep a tab on the progress of your child. Furthermore, it allows you to create a helpful PDF worksheet as well.
iTrace is one of the best apps to teach kids handwriting. There are several options to customize the app to help kids improve handwriting skill. Besides, it also allows you to track the progress of your child.
Your kids can learn numbers, their name, upper/lower case letter, and words. The app provides multiple methods of writing and offers more than 600 rewards. So, your kid will have lots of reasons to learn.
Moreover, iTrace supports multiple players and automatically saves their progress.
4. Montessorium: Intro to Cursive
So, your kid is unable to master the skill of cursive writing? This app can be of great help.
It teaches your kids how to read, write and understand letters from a to z. Plus, it also offers the sounds of the letters so that your kid can pronounce them properly.
The app has a section where your child will be able to practice both the uppercase and lowercase letters. And he/she can also take advantage of the sandbox to learn how to write them freely.
5. Ready to Print
Developed and maintained by an occupational therapist, Ready to Print offers a comprehensive learning experience. Whether you are a parent, therapist, or an educator, the app will come handy in teaching pre-writing skills to children.
To build a strong foundation, Ready to Print features 194 separate levels in 13 activities. As the activities and levels are crossed, the children can master the visual-motor, visual-perceptual, and excellent motor skills.
The app let’s you change size and skill settings as per the child’s capability. Further, you can set multiple user profiles, and the app will remember skill settings and track progress as per each user. A progress report will be emailed directly from the app. Do note that the app is only available for iPadOS only.
6. Calligraphy Penmanship
As the name suggests, the app lets you master penmanship with the help of an Apple Pencil or another third-party stylus compatible with your iPad. The app enables your pencil to behave like an ink pen.
According to variations in your hand pressure, the shades and brush width varies. You can opt for freehand drawing or letter-by-letter training as per your preference. Moreover, you can evaluate your progress with stroke by stroke exercises.
To better understand the anatomy of each letter and decorative curves, you can trace patterns. You can also type in simple text, trace the design, and embellish them as per your taste.
Also Read: Best Calligraphy Apps for iPhone and iPad
Price: Free, (Unlock All features – $2.99)
7. Cursive Converter
The charm of cursive writing is something else altogether! And this app helps you learn cursive writing while improving your handwriting skills as well.
Unlike any children-specific app, this one does not teach you letter by letter. Instead, you can type in your favorite word, let’s say your name and convert it into multiple cursive styles.
Select the font you like the most and start tracing. If you are lost, you can also check out the correct order and pen position via a special mode. Moreover, a convenient history function keeps track of your progress.
8. Calligraphy Art
Convert your iPad stylus into a calligraphy pen and create amazing masterpieces with this app. Thanks to a step-by-step and curve-by-curve tutorial, you can quickly learn calligraphy.
Quite like the real-life pen, you can select the nib angles, thickness, and the ink color that flows through it. Since the virtual pen perfectly mimics the real counterpart, you will be able to write beautifully on paper with the same ease.
The app includes 21 English calligraphic fonts, 3 Chinese writing styles, 16 ink pens, four brushes, 24 preselected pen angles, and 9 pen sizes. And if that’s not enough, you are also privy to 12 old-style backgrounds, extensive color palette, 2000% zoom, and option to save and share your work.
9. Callicreative App
An app brought to you by Manuscript Pen Company to practice calligraphy, handwriting, coloring, and drawing. Packed with a variety of pens, markers, nib widths, and colors, you can scribble to your heart’s content.
Thanks to built-in calligraphy templates, you can perfect your strokes by tracing over them. You can also learn to create Italic and Gothic letters, minuscules, majuscules, and numbers.
Once you get confident, just tap on the freehand tab and create new masterpieces. And not only create, but also share it with your friends and family as well.
10. Pen to Print
As we said, practice is essential, but sometimes handwritten notes become a bit inconvenient. Which is why we may ignore writing, but why fear when we have some fantastic handwriting to text apps such as Pen to Print.
The app quickly and almost correctly converts your block letters, cursive, and regular script to text. A superior OCR (Optical character recognition) technology enables quick text extraction from scanned papers and converts them into editable text.
The best part, you can quickly check the conversion line by line. After the check, you can save the files for later use. Or export them to your favorite apps like Evernote or Apple Notes.
Price: Free, (Monthly Plan – $1.99)
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