Apps for Handwriting and Fine Motor Development

Handwriting App ImageSummer is a great time to develop and practice handwriting skills. Handy to take along while traveling, learners can play interactive activities on the mobile device screen with their fingers or a stylus anywhere, anytime.

Apps for fine motor development include activities like tracing lines, shapes, letters and numbers or simple drawing to help develop good hand-eye coordination and dexterity.

BridgingApps has compiled a list of apps for handwriting and fine motor development. Be sure to click the link at the bottom to see the full list.

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LetterSchool – learn to write letters and numbers $4.99

LetterSchool is a writing app to teach proper handwriting in a fun, non-traditional way. The target age is between 4-6 year olds, however, it is excellent for reinforcing handwriting technique for older children and students that struggle with fine motor skills. Children enjoy playing and learning with this app and it is a great supplemental handwriting resource for classrooms, homeschool families and therapists. LetterSchool is a BridgingApps favorite.

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Touch and Write $2.99

Writing can be challenging and frustrating for children, especially children with special needs and can be difficult to keep a child engaged while practicing writing and spelling words. The Touch and Write app recreates the fun and effective teaching strategies used in classrooms everyday- learning letters, handwriting, and spelling by using shaving cream, jelly, finger paint, and more.

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Ready to Print $9.99

Ready to Print is an excellent app for targeting a variety of fine motor skills. It has nine different activities that increase in difficulty; basic touch, ordered touch, matching, tracing paths, tracing shapes, connect the dots, pinching, tracing letters, and free draw.

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Dexteria – Fine Motor Skill Development $3.99

Dexteria – Fine Motor Skill Development is a set of therapeutic hand exercises (not games) to improve fine motor skills and handwriting readiness in children and adults. Dexteria’s unique hand and finger activities take full advantage of the multi-touch interface to help build strength, control, and dexterity. The exercises are designed to be repeatable and engaging. The automatic tracking and reporting feature makes it easy for parents, teachers and occupational therapists to identify time on task and progress.

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See our full BridgingApps for Handwriting and Fine Motor Development.



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