Hairy Letters

App Review
Additional Description

Hairy Letters is a great letter formation app available on multiple apple devices. It also supports sound awareness and includes a series of games to support word formation.

Format iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Age Range early primary
Motivators noise/auditory, visual
Curriculum/Goal Areas literacy
Evidence-based Intervention Highly Structured Supports
Targeted Skills Letter formation
Great For

Models the letter sound and a picture example.
Demonstrates how to form the letter using a fun character.
Provides fun feedback for correct responses.
Allows for the use of a finger or a stylus.
Solid and dotted-lined lower case letters can be traced, as well as solid-lined upper case letters.
The letters are introduced in stages and are colour coded.
The app includes short games that support the student to create words of increasing length, starting with basic consonant-vowel-consonant sequences. The games model sound production and support sound blending into words.

Please Consider

The app uses a particular sound to indicate when a letter is not completed correctly. Some student may find this sound reinforcing.
The student is not given the option to draw the letter freehand.
The colour coding of the app does not group the letters into any obvious categories such as shape or consonants/vowels.
The voice over used in the games does have a slight accent which impacts on the production of some vowel sounds.

Generalise Skills and Knowledge

This app can be used as another modality for learning how to write letters. Transferring the skills learnt with this app would be important such as tracing on different texture papers, sand or shaving cream. Additionally, encourage the student to write the letters using a pencil and paper.

Developer: Nessy Learning Limited

Price: 4.49 AUD

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad

Hairy Letters

Customer ratings: (31 ratings)
Category: Education, Games, Educational
Languages: English
Rated: 4+

Updated: 10.01.2011
Version: 2.3
Size: 439.44 MB
Requirements: iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74

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• Trace the letter shape onscreen with your finger.
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Screenshots Hairy Letters

Screenshots Hairy Letters for iPad