I am a big fan of keeping young children outdoors and encouraging them to move their bodies and play. I’m also a realist. We live in an electronic world and our children need to grow up knowing how to use the technology that is developing at an astounding rate all around them. For that reason I don’t mind letting my kids – even my youngest – “plug-in” at times. I consider it extra bonus points when they can have fun playing and the game is teaching them a valuable skill.
I downloaded 123 Tracing Free from the Amazon AppStore onto my Kindle Fire and Toddler-saurus Rex took to it instantly. He loves anything electronic and he loves to read and count but, at 2 1/2 he hasn’t shown much interest yet in trying to write with a pencil. This app allowed him to use his fingers to trace the letters and he was absolutely thrilled with it.
The colors and images were bright and clear and simple and the game was easy and instinctive for him. He was delighted with the praise it gave him. The hardest part was trying to console him when the battery died on the Kindle!
If you’re looking for a way to introduce the concept of tracing numbers and letters to your child I would highly recommend this one! You can get by following this link to the AppStore.
Are you, too, seeking to save the earth, promote world peace and raise productive citizens without expending too much effort?
If we work on our goals together, they may be a little easier to achieve!