{App Review + Giveaway} LetterSchool app (full version, worth $4.99)

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{App Review & Giveaway} I have 1 iOS promo code to giveaway for the full version of the LetterSchool – learn to write letters and numbers app by Letterschool Enabling Learning B.V., https://appsto.re/us/oBn9z.i, $4.99, iOS Universal

The full version of this app had been on my wish list for quite awhile so I was thrilled to finally have the opportunity to try it out. A couple of you had recommended that it be added to my blog post about apps for SLPs. I love the large size of the letters, the voiceovers for the letter name and sound, sound word association, the progression in tracing the letters, cool animations, options for setting up three users, choices of upper and lowercase & choices of three common fonts. This app would be fun to work on early literacy skills. It could also be used in articulation therapy as a fun way to introduce a sound.

My only suggestions for improvements in a future app update are to have the words associated with each letter be a single sound rather than a blend. Also the lowercase letter g is currently associated with “giraffe”… would be better as a /g/ sound (ex: game, go, goat) and the lowercase w is currently associated with “whale”…. would be better associated with a true /w/ sound (ex: water, win).

I tested the app on an iPad Air running iOS 10.1.1 and did not have any problems with glitches or crashing but I saw a few reviews on the App Store mentioning crashes. Although the last update is shown as October 2014 there is a comment in the app description from September 2016 indicating the bug causing the crashes had been fixed.

They also have a free lite version of the app: LetterSchool Free – Learn to Write the ABC Alphabet, Letters & Numbers by Letterschool Enabling Learning B.V.
https://appsto.re/us/CkiRC.i (but be aware that it has an IAP. If you like the app it would be better and cheaper to purchase the full version rather than upgrading via the IAP in the lite app).

Enter on the OMazing Kids Facebook page by 1-2-3:
1) “liking” the original post on the OMazing Kids Facebook page:


2) “commenting” on that Facebook post about how you would use this app.
3) sending a private message to the OMazing Kids Facebook page mentioning “LetterSchool”

Entry Deadline: Today, Saturday, 1/21/17 at 7:00pm CST. Depending on the number of entries received, it may take a day or so to verify them and to announce the winner/distribute the code to the winner.

#AppGiveaway

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More info about the app: http://www.letterschool.com.
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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness & educational activities for kids of all abilities
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Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with 27 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps, products, books & toys to use with kids of all abilities.

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