Research is clear that the best way to develop writing skills is with frequent practice.

While many children naturally seek out writing and practise for the sheer fun of mastery, some don’t. What can you do to motivate children to practise writing correctly?

In this video blog, I’m demonstrating my favourite writing app which I use to motivate reluctant writers. Letter School encourages children to practise correctly, giving immediate cues and uses fun animations to motivate. It also reinforces phonological awareness.

Frequent short practice sessions with Letter School as part of traditional writing instruction and practice is a great way to go. I find it breaks down resistance to engaging with early writing. Letter school is available on both iOS and Android devices. It’s available in a”lite” free format for you to trial.