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Experts Enthusiastic about Handwriting Game Release

December 20, 2011

ALKMAAR, The Netherlands, December 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ –

Specialists reacted enthusiastically to the release of LetterSchool
[http://letterschool.com ], a new educational app from Boreaal Publishers. With an
innovative approach to handwriting instruction, LetterSchool competes with advanced games
using an entirely custom-built, full-featured OpenGL-based 3D game engine boasting visual
effects rarely seen in apps for young children.

Watch LetterSchool on YouTube: http://youtu.be/4sDZqBMqG-4

(LetterSchool.com) Boreaal Publishers thinks it’s high time for a new approach to
handwriting instruction. The need for one is high; in the United States and other Western
countries, handwriting quality is deteriorating. Boreaal says that LetterSchool, the
educational game it just released, can provide better instruction than parents or
teachers. Many education and handwriting experts responded very positively to the release
of LetterSchool. Dr. Judy Rutberg-Self, Ph.D., a child psychologist and researcher from
the Seattle area, is thrilled about the features the app offers.

In LetterSchool children between 4 and 6 learn all about letters and numbers: writing,
counting, phonics and more. It is a universal application for the iPad, iPhone and iPod
touch. The makers have invested heavily into high-quality graphics, effects and animations
at a level not easily found in educational apps for this age group. Young children work
magic as they write letters and numbers with sparkling candy, squealing tires, cuddly
animals, whistling trains and humming lawn mowers. The wide variety of games captures the
child’s attention and keeps young players practicing their letters and numbers, over and
over again. At home, at school, in the car and everywhere else, children can learn at a
comfortable level and at their own pace.

In the app, young children practice each letter or number in four steps combining
different learning approaches. They first play every letter and number in the silver
level, then play them again in the gold level with greater challenge. To put their
acquired skills to the test, players write their very own letters in the final free-form
writing game. This extensive practice in two distinct levels ensures children’s letter
knowledge takes permanent root. LetterSchool makes exclusive use of visual information to
demonstrate the letters: American studies indicate that visual clues are easier for a
young child’s brain to process than verbal instructions. And visual interaction is exactly
where mobile devices are very well suited for.

At home, parents rarely know how they can best help their children learn to write. At
school, overfull curricula leave little room for handwriting lessons. Moreover, those
lessons often make less than optimal use of the available time. There are several reasons
for this. Many schools consider handwriting skills a lesser subject. In studies, many
teachers indicate that they received poor handwriting instruction themselves. The quality
of LetterSchool’s instruction is constant and independent of the person, place and time.
These are a few reasons why LetterSchool provides better handwriting instruction than
parents and teachers.

About the creators:

Boreaal Publishers [http://boreaal.nl ] and PiMZ.com [http://pimz.com ] formed a
select team of specialists for the LetterSchool [http://letterschool.com ] project. The
contributors have decades of combined experience in education, publishing, software
development and computer graphics.


You can install the free lite version
[http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/letterschool-lite/id481067676?mt=8 ], which will allow you
to reach the gold level and test-drive the free-form writing game more quickly. You can
also request a promotional code for the full version. Feel free to download our media kit
[http://letterschool.com/download/letterschool_mediakit.zip ] containing high-resolution
artwork and background information on LetterSchool.


Dr. Judy Rutberg-Self PhD, Bainbridge Island, WA.

Margaret Rice,


More experts: http://letterschool.com/reviews.html


iTunes, LetterSchool: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/letterschool/id435476174?mt=8

iTunes, LetterSchool Lite:


YouTube movie: http://youtu.be/4sDZqBMqG-4

Media Kit: http://letterschool.com/download/letterschool_mediakit.zip

Boreaal Publishers: http://boreaal.nl

PiMZ: http://pimz.com


SOURCE Boreaal Publishers

Source: PR Newswire