Thursday, April 25, 2013

Injini makes another great app: Write My Name

Developed by experts and endorsed by parents and teachers, Write My Name by Injini is a fun way for children to practice writing letters, words, names and phrases.

Write My Name supports children ages 4 through 6 to learn how to write their name, trace uppercase and lowercase letters, and write over 100 familiar sight/Dolch words.

Write My Name meets some of the basic reading and writing Common Core State Standards for kindergarten such as the introduction and mastery of print and word recognition concepts.

In addition, while Injini doesn't make this claim, letter formation appears to follow the Handwriting Without Tears motor patterns.

At only $3.99 this is a terrific purchase, and should be on every Occupational Therapist's iDevice!

Write My Name allows children to choose from three activities.  Below is the opening splash page.
Splash Page
The page below is the "My Name Tags" page. From here, writers learn to write their name or others, perhaps teachers, parents, siblings, etc.
Customize many Names and Photos to write
 Clicking "Edit" in the top right of the page above brings up the page below. From here it is easy to add a photo, record a name, and enter the text.  Hit confirm, and you have a new name tag.
Creating Names is Easy

The student can then trace with their finger or a stylus, each letter of the name. When complete, the voice recording plays, reinforcing the name.
Animated arrow and stars facilitate writing!
The Alphabet offer upper and lower case letters

 Once the student chooses a letter from the page above, they are provided a template to trace as pictured below.  When completed, a word with the letter appears and is read aloud. For example: Swan.
Animated arrow and stars facilitate writing! 
Similar to tracing names and letters, Word Cards provide over 100 familiar sight/Dolch words.
Word cards offer whole words to trace
One of over 100 word cards for students to practice with.
Word Card

Happy Therapy!

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