The kids are LOVING this iWW lite handwriting app. (i Write Words) It was a FREEBIE app and so easy to use. The desktop icon is a giraffe, so the kids recognize it instantly. There are quite a few options to choose from once you tap the giraffe.
Once an option is chosen, a little crab appears along with an upper (or lower) case letter. (Numbers are also an option to choose from.) When the letter appears, numbers mark their way to show the direction you should be writing. You put your finger on the crab and follow the numbers. If you do it correct, he will continue with the next section of the letter. If you go off course, the app will "squeak" at you and return to the beginning of the letter. It took the kids a few times to realize, OH! I'm going the wrong way!
They love the lady's voice that speaks words of encouragement and just the simplicity of the format. A small bonus.. really a HUGE bonus, is the little wheel at the bottom! When you've completed the letter or word a little wheel appears and it is spinning. You angle the iPod over a little and the letter will slide into the wheel and gets "eaten" up!