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Top 5 Apps for Kids – Spelling, Writing, Fine Motor Skills

This months selection is a great set of apps to help kids succeed in school.  Maybe you’ve been looking for an app for reading or an app for spelling look no further we have the best apps recommended by school resource teachers. Tune up your child’s dexterity with an app for fine motor skills and coordination.  Make learning and development fun and keep the kids on their toes with these fun apps!

For fine motor skills: Dexteria won multiple best app awards and is recommended by schoools and was voted TOP 3 APP for 2011 in the SmartAppsForKids.com Reader’s Poll.  This great motor skill app is available for iPad and iPhone. Price $3.99

Reading: Sight Words Hangman offers 300 common sight words in a fun and engaging way to help with spelling, reading and vocabulary.  This reading and spelling app is available for iPhone and iPad.  Just a note, it works with sound so make sure you are in a place where the volume can be turned up to hear. Price: $1.99

Writing: Story Buddy 2 promotes the idea that every child has a story and helps bring ideas to life – write, insert photos, add a voice recording if desired and then share via email or print with family and friends.  So many ways for kids excited about their own writing while encouraging creativity. A double whammy! Price: $6.99

Spelling and writing apps

Spelling Hero by Tap To Learn Software – Give the spelling list a new twist and have your child test themselves! We love the custom list function which allows us to enter our daughters class spelling list and she has lots of fun testing herself. Lots of praise and applause given as well as a scorecard. We’ve been using for a little while now and it is a great addition to homework time. price: $0.99

Spell-A-Word by RJ Cooper & Associates, Inc. is another app that lets you use their word list in the free version or upgrade to the paid version and customize lists and images. I like that you can record your child’s name and also have multiple children listed. You can choose to use the iPad keyboard or try an external keyboard and practice keyboard skills. Price: $4.99

If you have some great apps to share feel free to add to the comments section below.

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4 thoughts on “Top 5 Apps for Kids – Spelling, Writing, Fine Motor Skills”

  1. Dexteria says:

    Check our other developmental skill building apps:

    LetterReflex available at the iTunes store

    P.O.V. available at the iTunes store

    1. admin says:

      Thanks for the info – I’ll be sure to check these out as well.

  2. ted says:

    I recommend this Timeline Eons app, a graphic representation of the entire natural and human history:

    Timeline Eons app Available at theiTunes store

  3. admin says:

    Thanks for the info, I’ll be sure to check this app out as well.

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