First Words Professional

First Words Professional

By Learning Touch LLC

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2012-03-09
  • Current Version: 7.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 96.62 MB
  • Developer: Learning Touch LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 69 Ratings


Thousands of schools use First Words to help their students develop pre-reading, early reading, and language skills. Now there’s a version of First Words specifically for educators and speech language pathologists. Of course, it's great for kids at home, too! First Words Professional has the same child-friendly design and uncluttered interface that made First Words one of the all-time best selling lines of educational apps for iOS. The new additional features make it the ideal choice for individual, institutional and professional use: * More Words --- Over 350 words in 12 categories, including shapes, numbers, food, feelings, clothes, animals, and more. * Six Languages --- Options include American English, British English, Spanish, French, German, and Japanese. * Phonics -- English word lists includes options for spelling with phonics or letter names. * Category Management --- Choose which categories of words are shown to students. Hide word lists that you don't want them to see. * Word Management --- Choose which words to include in each category. Focus on shorter words, longer words, or words with particular letter combinations. Hide words that your child finds particularly distracting. First Words Professional uses the same intuitive interface that is so easy for preschoolers, kindergartners, and kids with special needs to use. They'll giggle with delight at the beautifully drawn pictures and entertaining sounds, all the while learning how letters correspond to sounds and how letters sounds form words. First Words Professional helps kids develop: * Fine Motor Control * Letter Recognition * Phonemic Awareness * Word Recognition First Words Professional includes a large number options: * Phonics or Letter Names * Uppercase, Lowercase, or Capitalized Words * Spell Words Slowly or Quickly * Serif or Sans-Serif font Here's what educators and reviewers have said about earlier versions First Words: “First Words is an app that teaches letters and words in fun and interactive way. Very easy to use these apps will help support your little ones learning with great illustrations and bright colors. Each app supports kids learning and encourages kids to explore and discover by revealing, rewarding and teaching.” -- Fun Educational Apps “Excellent - As a teacher, I love this game! Just what technology was meant to do!” -- iTunes Review “This app has great settings that let you control the level of difficulty for the child – either with lots of hints or almost none at all. The letters slide nicely into each word and when completed the child is rewarded by having the pictured animal enlarge and animate briefly.” --Carisa Kluver at Digital Stortyime “First Words Deluxe is a very straightforward word-building game. Words are either said letter by letter as they are dragged into the appropriate gray boxes or, if chosen in the settings, a smaller set of words can be sounded out with phonics. This makes this game a treat for both pre-readers and early spellers.” --Common Sense Media “Looking to guide your toddler towards recognizing letters and how to spell words up to eight letters long? Then First Words Deluxe might be just what you are looking for. This pre-reader and spelling application encourages vocabulary development in a wide range of categories such as: vehicles, animals, at home, colors, and shapes.” --Andrea Gardner at Applicable2u "First Words is a great app -- as I said at the time, 'Leo loves First Words because it's fun and easy. I love it because he's learning to spell words, and the interface makes that learning error-free.'" ---Shannon Des Roches Rosa at Squidalicious



  • Amazing

    By Ladytruth
    I first purchased this app for my 5 year old autistic daughter she did very well with it and it really helped her learn new words. I now use it with my son 20 months he loves it and has learned new words quite quickly
  • For preschool/early exposure to reading

    By Lili99999997979
    I bought this for a kindergartner expecting it to be early reading sentences/books that increased in difficulty. It's actually aimed at those JUST starting to put letters together /beginning to understand words. Perhaps if the child was not previously in an academic preschool program /parents had not yet started early reading/child had learning delays etc the description would be appropriate --that is the 5 and younger age would be appropriate. For most kids with any preschool background this is way too babyish for 5. Regret spending $10 on app. It should be marked as a 3-4 yr old early preschool app. If your child already has a good beginning grasp on letters even at two they might be able to use. This is not intended for those that can already read, even if only very short books.
  • First Words Professional

    By Lexmo1
    I truly MOSTLY enjoy this App. I enjoy it for its breadth of word coverage and clearly enunciated words and letters. It is a 1st rate app, save for one vexing flaw. When the narrator is individually identifying the letters he is actually saying 'd' instead of 'e' when the letter is first selected. At first I thought I was hearing it wrong but he is in fact CLEARLY saying 'D'. After the letters are correctly placed on the tiles he pronounces the 'e' correctly but i must tell you. This app is ten dollars and I am using this for my 2 year old who is by definition, quite impressionable. I DON't care to have my kid confused in such a fashion. Thus every time i hear the announcer say 'D' instead of E, it's like someone scraping fingernails against a chalkboard. If this app were .99cents I could live with it, or at the very least not be as irritated as I am now. I could live w/ it if I were making such a mistake on 'x' or 'w' but the 'e' is the most frequently used letter in the alphabet! Frankly, until THIS error is fixed I can't recommend this product and I will very likely call for a refund until such time as it has been corrected. When it is fixed this will literally be a perfect app but until then... It's like buying a Ferrari with one of the wheels missing. Of course it's an awesome car but, CAN YOU PLEASE FIX THIS TIRE SO THAT I CAN GET ON THE ROAD!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Languages

    By gr8sTeaR
    It only comes with the English version. Unlike the sampler that has a few different languages I was upset this only offers English.
  • Great for toddlers!

    By FrenchFry78
    My 3 yr old daughter loves this app!
  • 3-year-old loves it and is learning her letters, shapes, numbers

    By Matthew_DS
    My 3-year-old not only had a great time playing with this app, she also started to learn from it. I was quite amazed at how quickly she was picking up some of the letters and numbers. Great job Learning Touch!
  • Pro upgrade totally worth it

    By milojohn
    I have an autistic 5 year old that finally learned to use his iPad all because of this game. Fun and educational. Lots of great topics. Love the parental controls to have just the words you want to work on.
  • Great, expensive but not much out there

    By Philokleon
    I really like this app. I think it is a little expensive but my 2 yr old isn't talking but loves this app. Doesn't use it all the time but he does have some extended sessions with it.
  • LOVE

    By Brittyboe
    This app is absolutely amazing for my 20 month old. We spent a couple minutes on it every day for a week and he just didn't really show any interest. Then one day I handed it to him and it just clicked!!! He zooms through the words!!! I am so happy, love this app!!!
  • Pro words

    By Brown eyed wolf
    My 3 year old grandson keeps going to this App. He enjoys dragging the letters to the correct place and hearing the words.