Handwriting Without Tears is a handwriting curriculum for grades K through 5. The program can be taught simply by parents and in just 15 minutes a day.
I have certainly heard of Handwriting Without Tears for many years , but it is one product that we had not yet had the opportunity to use in our homeschool. Because of this, I had never heard of their "Wet, Dry, Try" method of teaching children to write letters and numbers. In case you haven't heard of it either, here is a video that demonstrates it:
I love how the student gets repeated practice of each letter in such a fun way! And now Handwriting Without Tears has developed the Wet Dry Try App based upon this method.
One of the features about this app that I appreciated right away was the ability to add multiple users and customize the settings for each user. I decided for the purpose of this review that I would mainly use this app for L4 who is just learning to write her letters. Once your student clicks on his/her name she is able to play with this app in one of two modes.
Your student will hear words of encouragement and correction as they are writing the letters as well as some background music (both of which can be turned off from the settings page). They will receive a star when they have completed a letter correctly. Once they receive three stars a "flashcard" will appear on the home page to indicate that they have mastered that letter.
I would definitely recommend the Wet Dry Try app from Handwriting Without Tears. Personally, I would happily pay $4.99 for an app that is educational, works well, and will get repeated use. Since I plan to use this with both my 5 year old and 3 year old as well I think it is a great value. I hope that HWT plans to make more apps in the future...especially one for lowercase letter practice!
Please check out the TOS Review Crew for more reviews of this app as well as reviews of the full Handwriting Without Tears curriculum.