You know the ubiquitous saying, "There's an app for that," but when it comes to teaching your child how to write, is there really a digital tool that can get the job done? There's just something about putting pencil to paper that seems so essential in learning how to write letters, and then stringing them together to form words, sentences, and eventually even creative prose. Yet, it turns out, there is an app for even that. Here are some of the best apps to teach your kids about writing that provide a fresh take on an age-old skill.
Whether your kiddo is learning how to write his or her name or the fundamentals of grammar, you'll be pleasantly surprised to find that there are quite a few apps aimed at helping kids communicate better. And it's not just parents who are downloading them. Schools across the country are turning to apps to enhance learning. "What you have is an increasing number of schools that are requiring their teachers to receive professional development in technology integration," said Dee Lanier, a program coordinator for EdTechTeam, in an interview with NPR.
Since it seems that writing apps are the way of the future, here are eight awesome ones to help teach your kid the writing basics and beyond.