Cursive is written without lifting the pen during a word, this program has start at bottom do short connecting up stroke, then lift pen, start at top and draw the letter. You should never lift pen when doing a single lower case letter other than to dot i or cross t. So many negative feedback is because a is first presented letter and author requires two strokes with a pen lift and move to start stroke in 2 different locations for one letter!
I had high hopes for this app. My first grader is learning cursive and our curriculum shows uphill strokes and connectors. Almost all programs leave this out, which presents a challenge when they begin to connect letters to form words. This program is unique for including these. It also uses a font similar to modern cursive. Unfortunately, there is an issue with all "clock face letters.". It only recognizes the first stroke, the short uphill stroke. After that, you must pick up your finger/pencil to finish. Even then it shows an error each time. I read this complaint on reviews for the older version and assumed it would be corrected. Unfortunately, the problem remains. It is counterproductive to teach cursive if you have the pupil lifting their finger/pencil. The point is that it is a fluid, continuous style of writing. Please update this app to correct the clock face letters! That would make this a valuable app for cursive practice. Also, make the help section labeled "English" actually in ENGLISH rather than French!
IMPORTANT tip: a,c,d,g,o,p,q letters are 2 part and require lifting finger/stylus off at blue dots. I too have a 3rd grader that was very frustrated working on the letter f in his school's cursive writing book. This app was VERY helpful by showing how to draw the letter in larger than life iPad screen size. My son traced with his finger in the dotted line side by. Side version. Start at the green dot and trace until you let go on the blue dot. If you fall out of bound it will stop tracing and show a red dot at the mistake. Knocked off 1 star for having to buy the UPPER case version separate from the lower case version. Credit screen is in Francais but fortunately the examples are in English.
I was hoping for an app that could be used for practice and to improve handwriting. This app does not teach the correct techniques. Many of the letters are taught as multiple steps when they should be one smooth move. The iPhone version, while not perfect, at least does not promote improper technique.
I got this app for my daughter so she could practice cursive. She. Just started third grade. I tried many times but could not pass any letter that had a loop. A,c,d,g,o,p,q all seem impossible to do. Very aggravating. It was a waste.
Before handwriting becomes natural our applications are designed to help your child develop their writing skills. When your child writes a letter correctly it is recognised to encourage progress. That is how each of our applications develops the ability of your child at a different stage of development allowing them to access new skills. *cursive letters* helps children to learn and practice drawing cursive letters with their fingers. It is also used by some teachers in with children who find handwriting challenging, and the Belgian Association of GraphoThérapeutes. Glyphs (letter designs) based on common styles in the USA, UK, Spanish, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Swiss and Belgian (GBGT) are included.