• Featured by Apple in "Apps for Kids" list in France
• "If you’re serious about teaching your child how to read, spell and pronounce words in French then you must take a look at French Words for Kids"
• "French Words for Kids is a really easy to use, stimulating and entertaining learning app for kids. (...) It also allows kids to listen to the word in both French and English, making it the perfect toll to learn vocabulary in both languages. French Words for Kids is a top app that offers a complete approach to spelling by integrating audio, visual and sound."
• CanadianLadybug "I find this to be a fun way to learn the French language. And if you are not fluent in French, you could learn the phonetic with your kids by using this cute little app!"

• 240 word-picture-audio combinations to learn to spell and pronounce French words
• Words have been chosen according to their phonetic difficulty and are classified accordingly, starting with words that are very easy to spell - 3 levels of difficulty
• The sound associated to a letter (phonic) is played when touching the letter - a great way to become familiar with spoken French
• Letters sounds and words are read aloud by a Native French speaker
• English audio is also provided for each word - American native speaker
• Based on a spelling activity from the Montessori method, using a Movable Alphabet to spell words of increasing difficulty by associating the phonetic sounds of letters with their written symbol
• 21 fun and interactive visual effects to play with when a word has been completed!
• A standalone Mobile Alphabet is also provided to build all the words you want and play with letters!
• 3 types of letters are provided : cursive, lowercase and capital print
• Solutions are available on-demand by touching a label

• Universal app - works on iPad and iPhone

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L'Escapadou is a maker of high quality learning games including Montessori Crosswords which was mentioned in The New York Times and Wired's Geek Dad.

What’s New

Version 5.1

Sound now works after an interruption
Fix iOS 9.3.5 install issues

Ratings and Reviews

RobertLussier ,

Fantastic for kids and adults!

Learn to pronounce and write French words with an app called French Words.

This fun little app will help your child to discover the French language and 240 combinations of word-picture-audio which will teach them to spell and pronounce the words. I’ll admit that I am French. And since we are homeschooling in both official languages, I am always on the lookout for apps that will strengthen the French language. This app is wonderful for kids who are learning from Kindergarten to about grade 2 or 3 depending of their ability of learning.

You will find three levels of difficulty which is based on the phonetic difficulty of the words. Practicing the words often will improve the spelling ability of the kids. When you touch a specific letter, you will hear the sound associated with it. I find this to be a fun way to learn the French language. And if you are not fluent in French, you could learn the phonetic with your kids by using this cute little app!

The letters and words in French are read by a native French speaker while the English of each words are spoken by an American speaker. I applause this decision to include a French native speaker because the kids will get the proper pronunciation and phonetic while listening to the audio.

This app is based on a popular spelling activity from the Montessori method called Movable Alphabet. In a nutshell, it allows the child to spell words of increasing difficulty by associating the phonetic sounds of letters with their written symbol. I find this is a wonderful way to learn. Also, there are three types of lettering available on this app; cursive, lowercase and capital print. What a wonderful way to introduce cursive letters to a child. I would start with the lowercase lettering and slowly incorporate the capital print. When the child is comfortable with these two, I would introduce the cursive letters so that by grade 3, the child has assimilated the cursive writing and will have more facility to write it on his/her own.

Even though it is a great learning tool for learners of French as a foreign language, I find it is also beneficial for French speaking kids who are learning to read and write in French.

cmroche ,

No so great

Game lacks any form of progression, difficult for kids to figure out what they should be doing, or progressing skills once they've managed that much.

Font face is terrible, it's nice that it is cursive, but some of the letters are too decorative and difficult for children to read and understand.

While this game was made with children in mind, it clearly was not tested with children and greatly fails to achieve its goals.

BBal1470 ,

French words for kids

This application is terrible. There's no practicing of words, or building up of a vocabulary. It's just spelling tests where the word is said so fast, I have trouble hearing it,let alone a child. Complete waste of money.


pierre abel
36.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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