TeachersParadise.com Studios offer a number of Android apps. One set of their Pre-K through Second Grade handwriting offerings not only help young learners refine their small motor skills, but one set in particular helps them practice their sight word recognition.
The Kids Handwriting HWT series uses the “Handwriting Without Tears” methods and has four apps that allow children to progress naturally. What is unique is that instead of just working on random letters or words, the exercises use the Dolch Sight Word lists for the corresponding for the corresponding grade level. Many of the Dolch words are ones that cannot be easily sounded out phonetically therefore requiring students to memorize them.These apps truly offer a “two birds with one stone” benefit. They can either be used to practice handwriting or as a literacy development tool. Either way, student benefit from both aspects of the apps.
Kids Handwriting Pre-K HWT
“Writing is a skill you learn over time and the earlier children begin handwriting practice the better it is for their writing skills throughout life. TeachersParadise.com Studios Pre-Primer Dolch Sight Words includes 40 PreK vocabulary words. Children will learn at their own pace with words specifically chosen for their age group.” ~ app descrition from TeachersParadise.com.
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Teachers and parents can help learners select the desired type of guidance while the learners have a number of color options for practicing the letters. The megaphone icon speaks the words users know what they are writing if the word is unfamiliar to them.
Here are links the other Kids Handwriting HWT apps in this series.
Kindergarten | 1st Grade | 2nd Grade
TeachersParadise.com has a number of other handwriting apps to explore including practice based on other methods like D’Nealian and Zaner-Bloser.