June 24, 2012 
What alphadigits thought.. link to review

Preparing word lessons is a breeze! 
Teaching kids to write leaves many parents frustrated. There are lots of books available in the market to let them trace over the dots to write a letter. However, when you have more than one child to teach, you have to think ahead. Of course, there is an app for it.
School Fonts, an iPhone app, can teach kids to write plain and cursive fonts. After launching it, users could see four main sections – Numbers, Lower case, Upper case and Words. All these four sections guide children to write three types of letters – solid outlines, outlines with directional arrow prompts and dotted representations.

After completing a word, children can move to the next word by tapping the arrow at the top of the screen. The Words section has more than 35 lessons that include writing out family names and finding missing vowels from words.  When the users need to deal with more than one child, they can set up separate profile for each one of them to trace their progress.
If the users need some guidance, they could get it from Help on using the app section of School Fonts. This is not a part of the app, but a separate site that has a very few instructions. Interestingly, Settings section provides the option for hiding some areas of the main screen. This area would also let users do things like disabling sounds, changing fonts and sounds, adding mail ID and setting up password protection.

As I said, School Fonts has a lot of options for parents and teachers, but I think the developers should work on the interface to present them all in a pleasing way. Moreover, it crashed a bit when we checked it. Let us hope that they would handle these things when they come up with an update.
School Fonts is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and requires iOS 4.0 or later. This is the first version of the app and it was launched only a month ago. This app looks fine for a first version. School Fonts would be a handy tool, if you have pre-school kids at home. 


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