Welcome to “Spanish First Words with Phonics“ the first educational application to teach children Spanish through letter sounds (phonics) and letter names, that also provides the choice between distinción or seseo. Your child will start off by learning the sounds of letters through phonics (distinción or seseo mode) and how these associate to specific words. As your child’s understanding of the sounds and names broadens your child will move on to learn the names of the letters (distinción or seseo mode) and how they are used to form words, learning spelling at the same time. The three different hint alternatives (color hints, letter hints and color and letter hints) combined with five more settings, will challenge your child and adjust the level of difficult. The unique interface, featuring a list of thumbnails, allows your child to explore all the words and will offer endless hours of fun and education.

Featured by Apple on New & Noteworthy and What’s Hot for the iPhone on the US, Spanish, and Chilean App Stores in two categories Games/Educational and Games/Kids!!!


“Spanish First Words with Phonics“ is the first educational application to teach children reading through letter sound (phonics) and letter names that provides the choice between distinción or seseo (differentiated pronunciation of ‹s› and ‹z› or ‹c›) by a simple change in the corresponding button in the settings of the game. The available modes are:

“Letter Names - Distinción ”: The letter names are pronounced with Distinción ( “theta”)
“Letter Names - Seseo ”: The letter names are pronounced with Seseo (“s”)
“Letter Sounds- Distinción ”: The sounds of letters (phonics) are pronounced with Distinción ( “theta”)
“Letter Sounds - Seseo ”: The sounds of letters (phonics) are pronounced with Seseo (“s”)


● Learn letter sounds (phonics) and letter names.
● Choose between Distinción or Seseo (“theta” or “s”).
● Learn the words and how to spell.
● Learn to recognize letters (upper and lowercase) and match them to words.
● Unique navigation that allows the child to explore all the animals.
● Tap the image of the word to discover its sound and learn its name.
● User interface specifically developed for children fingers.
● Engaging and colorful artwork with amazing sound effects and animations
● Studio recording of letters, words and spelling.
● 30 different animals and their habitats (more words available through In App Purchases).
● Spanish interface available (your device’s international setting must be set to Spanish).
● Six different settings to increase difficulty as children learn.
● Special alert reminding you to switch to Flight Mode (in iPhone only).


As a MOMs with Apps member, we follow the  "Know what's inside" best practices for kids' apps.


At Pinwheel Labs your children's privacy and safety is our priority that is why our app:

◇ Does not collect/share any user's personally identifiable information.
◇ Does not contain Social Network Integration or other Social Features.
◇ Does not contain ads.
◇ Contains In-App Purchases for additional content that are purchased once.
◇ Contains "Feedback" and "Tell a Friend" buttons, behind a parental gate.
◇ Contains a "More Games" button and corresponding page, behind a parental gate.

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What's New

Version 5.0

● Support for iOS 10.0
● Minor tweaks and optimizations

Ratings and Reviews

Well used app


I may have bought this when I was a new grandmother... so I don't see the $2 charges. I do know that it has gotten two plus years of good wear for my English speaking granddaughter. At 3 1/2, she just left the house and once again, I had to close this app. That's what it's about, right?

Rip off


Great tool, but way too expensive. They charge $2 for every few words.

Glad to see a Spanish version


I featured the English version of this app on my blog last week because I was so pleased by the sharp graphics quality of the app, along with settings for educators to customize. High five on the privacy policy too - happy to see more developers describing how their app works upfront in the description.


59.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Pinwheel Labs
In-App Purchases
  1. 21 Vehicles $0.99
  2. 25 Shapes and Colors $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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