More than just a game, First Words Animals is a powerful educational tool for the toddlers and kids in your life. It provides hours of fun, laughter and learning.

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

* Now with French, German, Japanese, Spanish, plus British and American English *

First Words Animals will help your child:

* Develop fine motor skills
* Learn to recognize and match letters
* Learn the names of letters
* Learn the sounds English letters make (phonics)
* Learn how to spell words

Of course, they won't just be learning, they'll also be laughing and having fun with 45 of their favorite animal friends, beautifully illustrated and matched with entertaining animal sounds.

First Words Animals is toddler-tested and approved, with a user-interface designed specifically for the littlest of fingers. More than just a game, it is a sophisticated learning tool that engages your child, encourages exploration, and helps them begin building a deep understanding of the relationships between letters and words.

A variety of options let you adjust the difficulty level to match the abilities of your younger or older kids. In addition to English, your child can now learn the names of their favorite animals in French, German, Japanese and Spanish.

Kids can play First Words by themselves, but they also enjoy bringing their grownups along, talking about the animals, saying the names of the letters, and watching the animals spin around and sound off.

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

* If you like First Words Animals, make sure to check out the other games for kids from Learning Touch.

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What's New

Version 7.1

Support for iPhone X and latest iPad Pro models.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
8 Ratings
8 Ratings

My one year old loves this app.

He is learning words and having fun at the same time


My 2 year old loves this app

My 2 year old daughter loves this app!


Excellent drill for early reading skills

Simple to use. Pronunciation is very clear, and good volume. Whenever a letter is touched, its name is pronounced. When the word is correctly spelled, its spelling is recited; then the word is pronounced. Then the animal's sound is played back.

Pronouncing the animal sounds after a successful spelling is a very strong motivator. Some of the animal sounds are clearly authentic. Some clearly are not. (The frog saying "ribbit, ribbit" comes to mind.) The fake sounds are a bit disappointing.

The illustrations are very inviting (though not entirely realistic). Animation of the illustrations is not realistic. (After a successful spelling, the animal twirls and gets larger. None do more than that.)

There are five options available to tailor the app's difficulty. (See screenshots.) The "Get More Words" selection just takes you to a screen describing the other apps in the series. The "Send Us Feedback" selection presents you with a communications form to fill out, which presumably you can use to get support, as well as just commenting on the app.

This series of apps is the best I've seen in the App Store for early reading skills. (But admittedly, I haven't looked at all that many.)


Learning Touch LLC
31.5 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2008-2018 Learning Touch


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