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Writing Apps and Websites

These apps and websites cover several of the skills that kids need to become strong writers. Whether you have a preschooler just learning to form letters or an older kid who’s learning the the finer points of constructing stories and self-expression through writing, you’ll find excellent learning tools on our list.


Dora ABCs Vol 1: Letters & Letter Sounds Review

Easy-to-play games are great practice for pre-readers.
AGE   3
LEARNING 4
Platforms: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

 

FirstWords: Deluxe Review

Great for pre-readers to early spellers, but can get spendy.
AGE   3
LEARNING 3
Platforms: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

 

This Is My Story (And I'm Sticking To It) Review

Build (and hear) simple stories by filling in the blanks.
AGE   4
LEARNING 3
Platforms: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

 

Feel Electric!  Review

Electric Company app helps kids learn to express emotions.
AGE   5
LEARNING 5
Platforms: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

 

Storybird Review

Create beautiful books to share online and in print.
AGE   6
LEARNING 3

 

iDiary for Kids Review

Excellent journal-writing tool for creative kids.
AGE   7
LEARNING 3
Platforms: iPad

 

StoryBuilder Review

Very cool app asks questions, creates stories from answers.
AGE   7
LEARNING 4
Platforms: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

 

New Moon Girls Online Review
New Moon Girls Online
Dynamo site for girls has priorities right.
AGE  10
LEARNING 3

Scholastic Kids Press Corps Review

Kid reporters (and readers) get schooled in journalism.
AGE  9
LEARNING 3