20 Best Preschooler Apps for Art, Reading, Math, Puzzles and More!

Want an app that can boost your kids' brain power or just one that will give you a few minutes of quiet? Here are the best apps for preschoolers -- many may do both! (22 Photos)

Heather Leister on Sep 1, 2013 at 11:16AM

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LetterSchool

iTunes

a Heather Leister on Jun 11, 2012 at 12:23PM

Available on: iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad
Price: $2.99; free version also available
Best App for: Learning to write letters and numbers

While LetterSchool teaches kids to write the alphabet and numbers with traditional handwriting instruction, it's anything but ordinary. As they write on the screen, kids watch their tracings turn into candy, rope lights, caterpillars, race cars, rockets and more. The app has a big "wow factor" with sound effects, music, animation and graphics, but there's also a section for practicing handwriting without the fanfare. When they've mastered their letters, try Write My Name by Injini for iPad, an app that helps with reading sight words and learning vocabulary. There's also Chalk Walk, an app that helps little kids work on the pincer grip needed for holding a pencil.

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