Learning Challenges

Apps For Better Writing

Use these apps to help your child get his creative juices flowing – and improve his writing skills in the process.

Little girl with curly blond hair and ADHD improving writing skills by working in notebook
Little girl with curly blond hair and ADHD improving writing skills by working in notebook

HANX WRITER (hitcents.com; iOS)
A typing app that turns the iPad’s touch-based typing interface into an old-fashioned typewriter. Users experience the look and feel of various antique typewriters while word-processing and being able to e-mail or print documents.

FRIENDSTRIP KIDS PRO (friendstrip.com; iOS and Android)
A storyboard app in which users create comics and scripts, or choose from pre-written “strips” to make up their own stories.

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