"Excellent vocabulary building app. As a teacher of children with disabilities, I see a ton of potential with this app." - Leslie Moore

"Great app! Both my school age kids and even my 2 yr old love and use this app more and more everyday. They have all grown more confident in reading and comprehending everyday words" - Nic Avila

"Good speech app We use this for our 3.5 year old daughters speech therapy and her SLP thinks it's a wonderful app as do I!" - Tanya Oick

Nimble Minds' best seller 'Bud's First Words' is now available on App Store. It is a beautifully illustrated word learning and reading game, loved by kids, parents and teachers all over the world.

Join Bud on a journey through his house, school, city, park and around as he and his friends go from place to place to learn new words. Children will come across a wide range of words spoken and heard by all toddlers as they are growing up.

In 'Bud's First Words', toddlers and preschool kids will start learning by listening and reading nouns, the names of things found around them in everyday places like bedroom, bathroom, classroom, playground, park, etc. Then in Play mode children will read questions and they will be asked to identify the same objects and recognize their words, this will reinforce their learning. In no time you will see kids spotting and naming things around the house and increasing their vocabulary every time they play.

'Bud's First Words' is designed to:
- build children's everyday vocabulary
- improve reading skills by practicing words children hear at home and school
- improve reading fluency
- boost kids confidence and self esteem
- help children with difficulties like autism, add, adhd, speech delay, non-verbal in reading and learning English language and communication in a positive and stimulating way.

- 24 locations to explore - Bedroom, Bathroom, Breakfast, Classroom, Playground, Park, Street, Store, Grocery, Kitchen, Party, Garden, Family Room, Restaurant, City, Airport, Beach, Carnival, Camping, Under the Sea, Workshop, Clinic, Farm, Fitness Room.
- 350 plus words to learn
- Kid-friendly interface
- No third-party advertising
- No in-app purchases


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'Bud's First Words' is the first app from our series of English language learning apps.

Stay tuned on our Facebook page ( or sign up on our website ( for updates on our next release: "Bud's Rhyming Words" which focuses on cvc words, word families, rhymes and vocabulary through 3 amazingly adventurous games. This app will be based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) guidelines for ELA (English Language and Arts).

What’s New

Version 1.1

now available on iPhone, iPod and iPad.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
3 Ratings
3 Ratings
LPetrizzo985 ,

Great app for early vocabulary

As an SLP, I can say that this is a great app to work on early vocabulary skills! The app could use some jazzing up by possibly adding in animations when you click on the objects. This would help to keep young kids more engaged. Also, when it asks you to find the clouds (or other objects that have more than one in the picture), it only comes up as correct if you select one specific item. So if a kid touches the wrong cloud, they do not get the reinforcement. Just some minor gripes but all in all a wonderful app!


Good vocabulary builder !

This is a very good app to work on language skills using a variety of vocabulary in English and Spanish ...
Kids love it but it is not working because it needs to be updated.


Nimble Minds LLC
61 MB

Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013 Nimble Minds LLC


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