What's New

This is our biggest update in years. We now have five languages: Spanish, German, French, Japanese, plus English with your choice of US or UK accents.

We've optimized the app display for new device sizes.

Parent gates ensure that your little ones won't get into parts of the app where they don't belong.

Plus additional options for tuning the app and bug fixes.

We love getting your feedback. Please let us know what you like about First Words Deluxe and what you'd like to see in the future.

App Description

*** Finalist for the BestAppEver Award: Toddler Apps * **

The best-selling reading game for kids has gotten even better! We've added more words, more languages, and support for phonics. First Words Deluxe provides endless fun for the toddlers in your life, all while giving your child a head start on learning their letters and learning to spell words.

Now with Spanish, French, German, Japanese, plus US and UK English.

First Words Deluxe is toddler-tested and approved, with a user-interface designed specifically for the littlest of fingers. The game includes over 150 words in five kid-friendly categories:

** Animals **
** Vehicles **
** Colors **
** Shapes **
** Words from around the house **

(Fewer words are shown when the phonics option is selected, because many English words are not spelled phonetically. A total of 68 phonics words are included.)

A wide range of options let you tune the game to match your child's current skills and abilities.

If your child is old enough to ask for your phone, they're old enough for First Words Deluxe!

Here's what educators and reviewers have said about our First Words apps:

“First Words is an app that teaches letters and words in fun and interactive way. Very easy to use these apps will help support your little ones learning with great illustrations and bright colors. Each app supports kids learning and encourages kids to explore and discover by revealing, rewarding and teaching.”
-- Fun Educational Apps

“Excellent - As a teacher, I love this game! Just what technology was meant to do!”
-- iTunes Review

“This app has great settings that let you control the level of difficulty for the child – either with lots of hints or almost none at all. The letters slide nicely into each word and when completed the child is rewarded by having the pictured animal enlarge and animate briefly.”
--Carisa Kluver at Digital Stortyime

“First Words Deluxe is a very straightforward word-building game. Words are either said letter by letter as they are dragged into the appropriate gray boxes or, if chosen in the settings, a smaller set of words can be sounded out with phonics. This makes this game a treat for both pre-readers and early spellers.”
--Common Sense Media

“Looking to guide your toddler towards recognizing letters and how to spell words up to eight letters long? Then First Words Deluxe might be just what you are looking for. This pre-reader and spelling application encourages vocabulary development in a wide range of categories such as: vehicles, animals, at home, colors, and shapes.”
--Andrea Gardner at Applicable2u

"First Words is a great app -- as I said at the time, 'Leo loves First Words because it's fun and easy. I love it because he's learning to spell words, and the interface makes that learning error-free.'"
---Shannon Des Roches Rosa at Squidalicious

*** We love getting feedback from our users. If you have questions or comments, please send them to [email protected] ***

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 24, 2011 New version 4.0
  • July 12, 2011 New version 4.1
  • August 13, 2011 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $2.99
  • August 16, 2011 Price increase: $2.99 -> $4.99
  • September 27, 2011 New version 5.0
  • November 04, 2011 New version 5.1
  • January 18, 2012 New version 5.2
  • February 08, 2012 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $1.99
  • February 11, 2012 Price increase: $1.99 -> $4.99
  • March 17, 2012 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $1.99
  • March 19, 2012 Price increase: $1.99 -> $4.99
  • June 21, 2012 New version 5.3
  • July 07, 2012 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $1.99
  • July 08, 2012 Price increase: $1.99 -> $4.99
  • August 04, 2012 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • August 05, 2012 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • August 21, 2012 New version 5.4
  • December 06, 2012 New version 5.5
  • September 10, 2013 Price decrease: $4.99 -> $0.99
  • September 12, 2013 Price increase: $0.99 -> $4.99
  • March 05, 2014 New version 5.6
  • October 12, 2015 New version 6.0

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