Intended Audience

Match Words To Images for Kids to Learn to Read is intended for youngsters who know the sounds of their letters or have basic phonics knowledge. It provides them first exposure to word recognition in preparation for learning to read.

For Parents

Match Words to Images for Kids to Learn to Read hopes to capture young children's attention with colorful images, crisply printed words, and whimsical animation while learning to associate printed words with images depicting the words. Over 70 common words provide variety to sustain interest.

The Game

When the game begins, the youngster is presented with four pairs of words and images to match. The youngster draws a line with finger on the screen either from the word to the image or from the image to the word to indicate a match. A whimsical animation rewards a correct match. Otherwise, the youngster is gently encouraged to try again. The matched pair goes away. The youngster may choose to shake the device or press a next-arrowbutton for a new set of words and images to match. Kids have fun as they learn to recognize common words for later reading.

Learning concepts
Word Recognition
Image/Word association
Phonetic awareness
Reading readiness
Printed word concept
Vocabulary building


Match Words to Images for Kids to Learn to Read provides a natural sequence for toddlers and youngsters who are preparing themselves to read the English language. The user interface is friendly to very young fingers. This educational game keeps your child’s attention while they practice word recognition, improve finger dexterity, reinforce their knowledge of phonics, and become reading ready. In addition it improves motor skills and sharpens memory. Toddlers and young children are eager to play the game over and over.

What’s New

Version 3.0

The vocabulary of words and images is doubled. Kids press the next-arrow button for a new set. This version is targeted to iPhone and iPad family of devices running iOS 6.0 or higher.

Ratings and Reviews

Kitty cat 23 ,


really great game! lots of fun for my little friend!

Denny Hayes ,

Very Logical

This is the best iPhone app that I have seen for actually learning to read. It is very difficult to come up with an app that actually makes them learn, because there are so many other temptations, such as action games like Spiderman.

I actually created a game to help my son learn to read using a computer database application called Filemaker, but keeping their interest is hard. If something gets a little hard or the reward is not enough they simply open another app. Anyway, a small recommendation for this app would be to also say the word after they make the correct selection. Probably after the animation.

The way I did it was have a picture of the object, with four words. Regardless of what selection they made it went to a new picture and words. If they made the correct selection it made a sound, said the word, and the word was removed from the active list. If they made a wrong selection it flashed the correct word and went to the next image and words. Eventually they will have correctly guessed every word and the game is over, giving them a score with a voice saying "Good Job". There are 1000 words and images in the directory, and with a password the teacher can select what words are in the active list. But my learning tool can only be used on a computer with the database application installed, so it is not a sellable product.

But you have my compliments for a very good job.

PeterOldSchool ,

President of PCSA

We have addressed the issues. Match Words always worked. Give your child a very good word drill.


41.3 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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