Fry Words Games includes 100 lists of the top 1000 Fry Words used for teaching reading, writing, and spelling.

These high frequency words should be recognized instantly by readers.

Dr. Edward B. Fry's Instant Words (which are often referred to as the "Fry Words") are the most common words used in English ranked in order of frequency.

In 1996, Dr. Fry expanded on Dolch's sight word lists and research and published a book titled "Fry 1000 Instant Words." In his research, Dr. Fry found the following results:

25 words make up approximately 1/3 of all items published.
100 words comprise approximately 1/2 of all of the words found in publications.
300 words make up approximately 65% of all written material.

To make learning the Fry Words fun, simple, and easy, we have broken all 1,000 Fry words into unique sets of 10 words each and created 12 fun and engaging games to keep kids engaged and wanting to learn more.

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What's New

Version 27.0

Improved all 10 learning games with new game settings
Ensured that app works well with latest version of iOS
Ensured that app works well across all iOS devices
Minor bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings
9 Ratings

Short quick lessons


My daughter was a reluctant reader. She struggled and hated reading. I love this app for teaching these words to kids. The lessons are short and simple. We do them often. It's easy to do when we are on the go. Like standing in line at the store, or in the car, or anywhere. I had her do a quick lesson 3 times in a row. It's just 5 min spent here and there but because it's so repetitive before long she knew all the words like a pro!

Absolutely superb!


Through our local literacy center, I’m working with an elderly gentleman who doesn’t get phonics, but is able to acquire vocabulary by learning to recognize words. Unfortunately, his memory is very bad, so this app has been an immense help because of the multifaceted approach it offers to each set of 10 words. It offers the possibility of a lot of repetition without ever becoming boring. It’s been a godsend!

What else could you need?

Mango 15

This is an amazing app, I recommend for any one teaching or learning high frequency words. I'm a teacher and creating this activities myself took so much time and paper. My students weren't that in to paper activities but once they saw the games this app has to offer they have truly enjoyed learning high frequency words. The best part is that the games are differentiated. Dyslexia, speech, students without fine motor behavior skills etc can all enjoy and learn equally from this app.


Innovative Investments Limited
176.1 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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