Parents always ask me about the best teaching Apps.iPads are a wonderful and magical tool to teach children various concepts. Young children have been born into an era of technology. They have a natural ability to navigate this technology. I therefore encourage the use of technology to teach concepts and skills however it should be done in a VERY interactive way. Do not just give your child the iPad and have them play on it alone. Take the time to teach important turn taking skills or use it simultaneously with paper/pencil when teaching letters.
I use one of the following App. My all time favorite right now is LETTER SCHOOL. The kids absolutely LOOOOOVE it and respond to it. When it comes to learning letters, even some of my least motivated children are mesmerized by this App. I use that to my advantage when teaching letters.
With any App you use, first make sure you use a Stylus with a Gripper attached to it (see my post The Stylus for iPad/iPhone).
You then ask your child to write one letter on the iPad App and then to PRACTICE IT ON PAPER! Once they practice on paper they can pick another letter.
You will be amazed how your child will pick up letter formation and letter recognition in no time!!!
Here are other excellent Apps for learning letter:
iWrite: Wonderful for young children that are just beginning to learn their letters.
ABC Tracer: Excellent for a bit older children that are trying to master the formation of the letters.