Who knew tracing could be this much fun? In Injini’s tracing game, a spinning orange and yellow ball followed by a simple white vertical line appears on a clear black screen. Using a finger, drag the magical ball down the clear path and unexpectedly a picture of an elegant giraffe appears. Try a cool stylus so your child can practice a pencil grip while tracing straight lines, wavy lines and shapes. Over 50 hand-painted illustrations are the canvases on which your child learns to trace a variety of lines and curves.
Developmental Benefits: The Tracing game encourages finger isolation, drawing, and prewriting skills. Hand-eye coordination and basic stroke formation are among the prerequisites for handwriting (Lamme, 1979). Furthermore, the ability to copy and kinesthetic readiness are important precursors to handwriting instruction (Beery and Buktenica, 1989) . The visual feedback provided in the tracing game is vital for reinforcing a young child’s writing efforts.