One is Handwriting Without Tears.
1. encourage the writing of letters in a more practical manner.
2. encourage the following and listening to instruction EVEN IF you want to do it differently.
So far what I see
1. the lad emotionally fights the "doing it this way because I have to" aspect, but is starting to understand that sometimes that's just the way it is and arguing with a tablet is wasted words.
2. he is FRUSTRATED that if the tablet moves the program considers it an error and makes him redo the work.
3. I enjoy that he is doing the work and seeing his smiles when he gets a letter card.
I was somewhat concerned when I signed up for the program that it would become a battle ground, but it hasn't been...he's currently happily working away on the tablet and looking forward to getting ALL the letter cards.
We do talk about how mommy would form the letters differently, and some of the regional differences in how letters can be formed, so he's aware that this ONE way of doing letters and he can make changes in his own style as he learns to write better.
All I can say is I like it! And the lad says "I LIKE IT!"
I like that if he knows a concept he can do the Interactive Q & A and "prove it to me".
I like that if he gets an answer wrong it teaches him the answer. The lad DOES NOT like this feature. "I want to figure out myself why I was wrong mom". So I thought I'd see what their customer service was like and I called them! woot woot actual customer service! I mentioned the lad's frustration with the program and Vinod was immediately able to provide a solution. That makes me VERY happy.