Louie Teach Me To Draw And Write

A great app to encourage basic writing and drawing skills

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What is it

Draw, colour, practice letter recognition or learn how to write letters yourself with this. The app is centred around a spinning globe with each picture offering a different subject for drawing, practicing letters etc. Including: a giraffe, whale, taxi, fire engine, ambulance, clown, fairy, elf, octopus, dragon and many more. The app has a child’s voice in British English as the voiceover.

What our team of testers said

"I like this game" - Boy aged 3

"I like it" - Girl aged 2

Skills Developed

  • Helps children to understand how to draw
  • Supports learning letter names and shapes
  • Guides children in learning how to write letters (albeit with their finger)
  • Encourages creative play through colouring activities

What our experts think

This is a great app both for encouraging drawing and colouring, as well as basic literacy and writing skills. There are plenty of subjects to choose from, whether your child is into fairies or fire engines, and we were delighted to see the pre-school children who tested this app for us tracing letters correctly with their finger using this app.

It would be even better if...

Within the drawing game it’s great to see Louie explain how to draw each shape but we’d love the child to have a go at this themselves from a blank sheet alongside the step-by-step instructions – or encouraged to try it in parallel on paper.

Features

  • Brands: Millimages
  • Key Features:
    • British English
    • No 3rd party adverts
    • No in-app purchasing
    • No internet access required for core features
  • Child Restrictions: Yes - no restrictions required
  • Languages available: English, French
  • Appropriate child restricted areas? Yes - no restrictions required
  • Apple version: iPad
    Requires iOS 3.2 or later
  • App Types: Educational Apps
  • Types of skills developed: Art & design
    Creativity
    English
    Fine motor skills
    Hand-eye coordination
    Learning to read
    Learning to write
    Literacy
    Physical & motor skills
    Pincer grip and writing
    Speech, language and communication skills

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