LetterSchool by Boreaal is an ideal tool for young children to learn about letters, their shapes and sounds, and how to use them, as well as learning the basics of numeracy and practicing counting to 10. It was updated on January 24, 2013.
There are tons of features in Letter School to help kids grasp the basics of reading, writing, and math.
User Experience This app has a great-looking interface which is bold and clear without being dull to children’s eyes. The touch screen support makes it a lot of fun for kids to practice writing letters and numbers, and the graphics and animated elements keep things lively and interesting so children remain interested and attentive.
This app teaches kids how to identify and write letters and numbers. It also teaches the names and sounds of each letter. Using your device’s touch screen, kids can practice their handwriting and learn the difference between uppercase and lowercase letters. Writing like this is also a great way for kids to build their motor skills and coordination.
LetterSchool also teaches kids some basic math skills, such as counting to ten and the essentials of numeracy.
The app is laid out in the manner of a series of games that are designed to make learning fun for kids, and the content is presented in a very visually-appealing way that will have kids wide-eyed and eager to keep playing.
LetterSchool is currently running on Version 1.0.1. The latest update included a few minor fixes, including an improvement to sound management.
Customer Ratings and Feedback Comments
LetterSchool has 261 customer ratings with an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars. Feedback comments have generally been exceptional, with users commenting on how engaging and easy to learn the app is, and how it is a great way of motivating very young children to learn letters and numbers, and practice their handwriting.
Personal Comments by Reviewer I don’t really have anything negative to say about this app; it is absolutely perfect for parents wanting to teach their kids basic numeracy, literacy, and handwriting skills.
The best thing about an app like this is that the content is presented in a fun, friendly, and approachable way that feels more like a game to the child than something educational. This balance definitely encourages kids more and keeps them interested in a way that plain paper, a pen, and a list of math problems never could.
Fun and engaging way for kids to learn basic literacy and numeracy skills
Entertaining games help kids to build their motor skills and hand-eye coordination
Audio-visual elements are presented in an exciting way to keep kids amused and interested
Uses the device's touch screen to enable children to practice their handwriting
Only covers up to the age of seven years old
It would be nice to see the concept of this app expanded upon, perhaps by introducing a shape and pattern recognition element like writing down the names of animals or objects
For: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad with iOS 4.2 or later.
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