Serious Game LetterSchool Once Again Selected as One of the Best Childrens Educational Apps of 2012


Amsterdam, the Netherlands (PRWEB) December 27, 2012

Handwriting game LetterSchool is celebrating its first birthday, and it has been selected for three more best of 2012 lists in the past few days: the 12 BEST Childrens Educational Apps by Teachers With Apps, the 10 Great Apps for kids Aged 0-4 by BestKidsApps and the 12 Favorite Little-Persons Apps by GeekMom. LetterSchools creator, Boreaal Publishers, has every reason to celebrate: Though it is a newcomer on the mobile market, the educational app has managed to reach the top of the App Stores Education categoryand to stay there. The games greatest achievement is that it creates a very stimulating learning environment, offering children a truly compelling gaming experience. The wide variety of entertaining games captures the attention and keeps players practicing their letters and numbers, over and over again. By doing so, children are practicing the complicated art of handwriting without even noticing its difficult. That is the likely source of the apps success with not only children but also parents, teachers and therapists.

LetterSchool, by Boreaal, got lots of accolades from just about everyone (including us!) for being a spectacular app for implementing and practicing fine motor skills, and for beginning the process of building a strong foundation for reading and math readiness skills, says the prominent educators resource Teachers With Apps (TWA). TWA wants to give this app a huge shout-out! Their slogan, LetterSchool Makes Handwriting Cool, is on their opening page and, oh yes, this app makes everything cool! LetterSchool garners frequent acclaim around the world, and it has received multiple awards in the United States. Warren Buckleitner, who writes for Childrens Technology Review and the New York Times Kid Tech column, says of LetterSchool, Learning to write letters and numerals will never be the same after a child tries LetterSchool on an iPad’s slippery screen. This single app from the Netherlands has raised the bar for all letter/numeral recognition apps. A non-exhaustive list of the apps awards and experts reviews is available at LetterSchool.com.

An evaluation of the apps first year confirms Boreaal Publishers theory: serious games can be an important part of the solution for better handwriting education. As anticipated, LetterSchool meets the need for a new, stimulating method to teach children how to write. The many e-mails and reviewsand the apps sales numbersconfirm it. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, and the most frequent comment is a desire for the sequel. LetterSchool has already been introduced into many homes, schools and therapy practices all over the world. The methods educational value is strongly appreciated by users. Feedback confirms that LetterSchool lets kids have fun while they practice the complex skills of handwriting. The continuous highly positive response from parents, teachers and therapists underscores LetterSchools important role as an innovator in handwriting instruction.

One crucial skill children need to master is writing letters and numbers, but for many, the process is far from easy. During the first few months of the school year, many children become frustrated with writing, and parents wonder how they can help their children make progress. Christmas vacation is an excellent time to practice writing in a playful environment. LetterSchools wide variety of entertaining games captures the attention and keeps players practicing their letters and numbers, over and over again. By doing so, children are practicing the complicated art of handwriting without even noticing its difficult.

Install the free lite version of LetterSchool, which will allow you to reach the gold level and test-drive the free-form writing game more quickly. Reporters can also request a promotional code for the full version. Feel free to ask for our media kit containing high-resolution artwork on the contact page of our website.

LINKS

Teachers With Apps, 12 BEST Childrens Educational Apps of 2012 (December 18, 2012)

http://teacherswithapps.com/12-best-childrens-educational-apps-of-2012/

Best Kids Apps, 10 Kids Apps to Download Now (December 21, 2012)

http://www.bestkidsapps.com/ages-0-4/10-kids-apps-to-download-now/

Sophie Brown, Give Your Kids An Appy Little Christmas (December 23, 2012)

http://www.wired.com/geekmom/2012/12/appy-little-christmas/

LetterSchool website:

http://letterschool.com/

LetterSchool video:

http://youtu.be/4sDZqBMqG-4

iTunes, LetterSchool:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/letterschool/id435476174?mt=8

iTunes, LetterSchool Lite:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/letterschool-lite/id481067676?mt=8

Overview of awards and reviews:

http://letterschool.com/reviews.html







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