Saturday, April 13, 2013

App for Handwriting! Wet-Dry-Try from Handwriting Without Tears!


I'm so excited because the HWTears Wet-Dry-Try app is now live!  Having been to the HWT two-day training and teaching the program since I started teaching, I'm over the moon about this app.  

While it's not your content creation magical app like Toontastic (one of my favorites), it's so very powerful for little learners.  Having a four year old, I know what it is like to work on letter formation and fine motor skills.  Even more so, having taught in 1st, 2nd, 6th, and 7th grade, I know the impact that poor grip and improper letter formations can have on a student. It's best to develop good habits early.

Regardless of the handwriting debate, putting pencil to paper will be around for many years to come.  I am a believer in teaching typing and handwriting.  While I don't think the focus on handwriting should be emphasized as much as it may have been in prior years, I do value the importance of being able to properly know how to make letters that form words.  This is an important skill to launch the development of young readers and writers. 

Great for Centers & Extra Practice!

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1 comment:

  1. I agree...I teach handwriting and keyboarding. I feel so embarrassed for health care providers who have been forced into using laptops and they don't have a clue how to keyboard...I'm checking out this app now! Little Writer is a pretty sweet free app, too!