COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zaner-Bloser's three newest Handwriting Apps for iPhone® and iPad®, including apps for Cursive writing and for both Print and Cursive writing in Spanish, are available now at the iTunes® store, rounding out the company's introductory series of apps for handwriting.
The inexpensive apps help parents and teachers to support young children as they learn to print and write in cursive. Zaner-Bloser, the nation's leader in research-based handwriting instruction for more than 120 years, developed the apps.
Recommended for ages 4 and older, the three new apps follow the release of the Print or Manuscript app, which has been listed in What's Hot in the iTunes Store.
"The Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Apps use video animations to show the correct formations of all letters and numbers with a built-in reward that celebrates young writers' successes and motivates them to improve," said Zaner-Bloser President Bob Page. "The ability to write legibly and easily is important for academic success, particularly on high-stakes tests and college entrance exams."
The young students can choose to use shaded letters and numbers for tracing or blank guidelines for practice. A "hint" button provides instructional support. The reward feature allows students to help the character Zaney get to school by writing the handwriting strokes in correct sequence.
"Zaner-Bloser is continuing its commitment to using 21st century technology to support handwriting instruction that helps all children learn proper handwriting techniques," Page added.
Zaner-Bloser, a division of Highlights for Children with more than 120 years of experience in education, is one of the premier publishers of research-based reading, writing, spelling, vocabulary, and handwriting programs. The Zaner-Bloser mission is to create dynamic, appealing and effective educational programs and services. Zaner-Bloser focuses on distinctive programs that inspire all students to become engaged, literate participants in the global society.