Hairy Letters App by Nessy Creative Limited. 

We found Hairy Letters because it was recommended by my son’s teacher. It is a bright, cheerful app, with some cute little monster characters. It is designed for 4-6 years old, perfect for reception year and above. My eldest is left handed and was struggling to form his letters as well as his right handed school friends.
  
It is a brilliant app for learning your letters, both the sounds and how to write them. Each letter has a short animation with it; each animation makes the phonetic sound of each letter. This makes brilliant practice, my kids love joining in with it. As well as the phonetic learning this app shows you how to form each letter with the use of one of the little monster characters. After the demonstration you get to practice. 

  
The letters are divided into groups initially, so with each group your child successfully completes they have access to more letters. There are six different groups of letters to complete and you can choose between small or capital letters.

We found Hairy Letters because it was recommended by my son’s teacher. It is a bright, cheerful app, with some cute little monster characters. It is designed for 4-6 years old, perfect for reception year and above. My eldest is left handed and was struggling to form his letters as well as his right handed school friends.

Another nice thing about this app is the short word game. It uses groups of letters, two or three mostly to make small words. It’s obvious if you get it wrong it won’t let you place the letter. It is a good introduction to reading and using letter sounds to form words. Look for the play character in the bottom left hand corner of the screen.

  
There is nothing I don’t like about this app. I’m very glad my son’s teacher suggested it. I hope that by reading this you give it a go as well. It can never replace using a pencil and paper and obviously doesn’t teach any pencil control, but it has helped my son to find writing the shapes came more naturally to him. However, he still definitely struggles with his hand writing.

There are no in-app purchases or adverts, so no nasty shocks on your iTunes account. The Hairy Letters app needs iOS 6 or later and is compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Toy Infinity definitely recommends this app.

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