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LeapFrog Learn to Write with Mr. Pencil Stylus & Writing App (works with iPhone 4/4s/5, iPod touch 4G & iPad)
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- Learn to Write with Mr. Pencil is an engaging app toy that teaches writing letters, numbers and shapes through interactive games and activities.
- The included Mr. Pencil app and Mr. Pencil stylus work together with an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad (sold separately) to create a learn-to-write tool.
- This special included app helps teach letters, numbers and shapes with a unique stylus that won't scratch device screens.
- Teaches upper- and lowercase letters, numbers 1-20 and basic shapes.
- The app saves your child's writing as he/she plays the so you can view progress. Ages 3-6 years.
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Learn to write letters, numbers and shapes with instant accuracy feedback.
Use the easy-grip stylus to unlock more than 85 writing activities in the town of Doodleburg.
Learn how to write letters, numbers and shapes in a new, interactive way with the Mr. Pencil Stylus and App. Practice basic handwriting skills with stroke-by-stroke animation and instant accuracy feedback. Unlock exciting animation and interactive rewards by completing writing tasks. Mr. Pencil and the citizens of Doodleburg provide encouragement and support as you learn to master upper- and lowercase letters and numbers 1–20, draw 12 simple shapes and lines, and refine basic motor skills. The Mr. Pencil comfort-grip stylus features an innovative, capacitive touch tip designed to glide easily without scratching your device screen. Save and keep track as your child makes strides with the progress tracker feature and reinforce and celebrate those writing milestones!
LeapFrog has created a learning/play environment that is developmentally appropriate for children ages 3-6 years. The Mr. Pencil Stylus & Writing App helps lay the foundation for handwriting development in a delightfully rewarding environment. "Learn to Write with Mr. Pencil combines a lovable stylus with an app designed to teach handwriting with stroke-by-stroke animations and instant accuracy feedback. The progress tracker feature allows parents to track their children’s writing and reinforce their learning." -Clement C., LeapFrog Learning Expert
Innovative Learning Approach
Learn to Write with Mr. Pencil is an engaging app toy that teaches writing letters, numbers and shapes through interactive games and activities played from your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad (sold separately). Together, they create a learn-to-write tool that helps teach letters, numbers and shapes with a stylus that won’t scratch device screens. Parents can enjoy the progress tracker feature that allows them to save and check their child’s writing and progress as he or she continues to play the app.
What's In The Box?
The LeapFrog Learn to Write with Mr. Pencil stylus and Parent Guide & Instruction Book.
Check out other LeapFrog App Toys like the Creativity Camera Protective Case & App that turns your iPhone and iPod touch into the ultimate kid-fun camera and creativity center with the included app.
Top Customer Reviews
For this App/Stylus:
A child must have VERY GOOD coordination to trace the letters. Even the slightest hint out of the lines and it tells you to try again over and over. It was a struggle to hold her hand in my own and try multiple times with the straight lines with the game saying over and over "try again" "try again". She was almost immediately frustrated because unless her writing was PERFECT she could not do anything in the app. I myself had to attempt the letter "O" two or three times before I got it right. She currently uses the PBS app and is able to complete the tracing games on there just fine. She also has a Leap Pad 2 and can do the tracing letters on there.
OVERALL: Great concept for an app but ultimately not appropriate for teaching beginning writers like it is intended for. Possibly update the App and allow for beginning writers more "wiggle" room and greater margin for error outside the lines and then progress. While I appreciate the fact it is challenging, it really does not allow the children the opportunity to learn beginning writing skills without immediately saying "try again" and offers no options to practice their skills.
NOT RECOMMENDED for children who do not already have basic writing skills. I would say this is more of a practice app for children who already possess writing skills rather than a learning tool.
We installed the Writing App for our iPad, which is free if you have the pencil. You touch the Writing App with the eraser portion of the stylus three times and it unlocks.
I thought the app was nice, but I couldn't find where my son could just work on writing his letters or numbers without having to go through the "game" and unlock each section, which is what he'd rather do. So... it's a got stylus, I definitely recommend it, but not so much the writing app. There are other apps the stylus will work with. In fact, I can use the stylus on the iPad as well, but it doesn't swipe pages easily.
This is for a three-going-on-four year old who is able to draw some individual letters but doesn't really get what they mean yet. He really took to the app quite well. It's easy enough that after I set up a profile for him (the app allows for individual profiles so parents can track the progress of multiple users) he can launch and start things up on his own. As for usage, the features are friendly graphics and dialogue, and my son is able to follow along with no help from me. He does have trouble holding the overlarge pencil though...small hands, giant pencil, uncomfortable kid. I did have a smaller capacitive stylus handy that he used instead, but then that all kind of defeats the purpose of buying this product...just download and unlock the app, I guess.
Anyway, another thing to note is that the app itself seems large-ish. I installed this on a 1st Gen iPad and it took quite a while to download and install. Presumably it would be faster on a later generation iPad, but if you're putting this app on an older one prepare to devote 20 minutes or so to the process.
Lastly, the actual exercises being done are similar, if not identical, to the writing exercises in other LeapPad products.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was really hard to sync and my son struggles with it working on his iPad mini.Published 10 days ago by Misty Choate
This is such a huge hit with my kids (ages 4 and 3), it's so fun for them they don't even realize how much they are learning. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Christine Mann
Nice concept but the kids got frustrated because if you don't draw exactly on the line it would not recognize and even if you did sometimes it did not. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
This stylus unlocks the app, which basically means we paid $15 for an app. I'd be more irritated about that if it wasn't such a good app. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stephanie
great learning tool. unfortunately my nephew bit off the writing tip but we were able to purchase another 1. he loved it.Published 1 month ago by Scc08
My mother got this for my 2 1/2 year old son for christmas last year and he loves it. He spends hours practicing his letters and numbers. Read morePublished 2 months ago by heidi krawczak
The volume doesn't work he can't use it because we can't hear what it says.Published 2 months ago by Tammy