One way to develop early writing skills and fine motor ability is through scribbling. The app Squiggles is an entertaining way to encourage scribbling by bringing a child’s drawings to life. Using different scenes, four drawing mediums and a variety of colors, sounds and animations, it allows you to watch your drawing become something special. When you choose a scene you simply make a squiggle, tap “GO” and let the fun begin. The app also includes the option of adding “stickers” to the created picture, as well as sharing, saving or printing it. Try asking your child to draw circular shapes, zig-zags and lines, which will help them in learning to form the parts of letters and numbers. This app is available free for iPad and iPhone.
— Julie R.
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