Noodle Words 4+


Designed for iPad

    • 4.2 • 57 Ratings
    • $2.99



Through interactive play, our set of 18 active words come to life as the Noodle Bugs demonstrate word meanings with their highly animated antics. Young readers can interact with the words or the cute bugs using the iPad's touch screen. They literally play with the words to make SPIN spin and JUMP jump.

Developed by award winning children’s designer Mark Schlichting, creator of the best selling Living Books series of interactive children's books, Noodle Words is the first in a series of animated Word Toys, Noodle Words encourages emerging readers ages 4-7 to discover word meanings like they never have before.

◆ Featured in USA Today
◆ Featured in Apple's New and Noteworthy in Education
◆ New-York Times Best Apps for Children - End of Year Edition
◆ Winner of the Parents' Choice Gold Award
◆ Winner of the 2012 KAPi Award for Best Educational Product
◆ Children's Technology Review Editor's Choice Award, with 4.7/5

"This is a masterful example of how an app can make learning fun." - Jinny Gudmundsen, USA Today

"A charming educational app for iPad that is sure to put a smile on the face of users no matter the age, as well as teach the meaning of action words in ways most delightful" -

This app has been a great hit with every child who has tried it. It's a great way for kids of all ages to learn and play with words, giggle, have fun, laugh and dance!

▸ "My preschool students love this app."

▸ "My four year old daughter makes a point of showing me each word."

▸ "This is such a fantastic app for my profoundly autistic teenage daughter. It is perfect. All I wish is for there to be hundreds more words! Thank you for all the work that must have gone into this app."

▸ "Noodle Words is one of our favorite apps ever!" -- KinderTown

▸ "This is a terrific app for teaching children the meaning of words." -- The iPhone Mom

▸ "Noodle Words is a very interactive word recognition game, and a great game for young readers." -- Famigo

▸ "I think Noodle Words a new classic; a breakthrough like Dr. Seuss's books, but in a sillier than ever, touchable medium." -- Ann H. McCormick, PhD, Founder, The Learning Company

• Universal App supports iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
• Word Toy, with 18 playful words
• Expressive Words
• Invites Play
• Word Learning
• Highly Animated
• Dynamic Interaction
• Appealing Animated Characters
• Simple and Elegant
• Rich Multi-Touch Interface
• Tips for Parents
• Innovative Tutorial
• Designed in Partnership with Children

Not all children learn to read the same way. Exposure, repetition, and context all help build relationships to vocabulary and understanding. Noodle Words is a word toy designed to offer emerging readers a playful modality for language acquisition and word comprehension. Kids of all ages can explore at their own pace, and develop a love of word play through direct interaction. It's even designed to draw-in the most hesitant early reader.

Noodle Words is a wonderful app to play with your children. Some kids love to show off what they can do, and others love to laugh with you when the Noodle Bugs do something silly. We hope playing together with your children brings you the same joy we had while making this app.


Privacy Disclosure:
NoodleWorks Interactive creates engaging environments for children that are educational, fun and above all safe and appropriate. Our apps:
- do not collect any information
- do not contain ads or in-app purchases
- do not have links to websites or social networks
- do not use analytics or data collection tools

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What’s New

Version 1.5

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Fixes a bug with iOS 11.3.1

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

DPK2 ,

Noodle words

This is a great app. The only reasons I didn't give it five stars is because of the limited number of words. Also, children with poor impulse control sometimes hit the word box several times in a row making the words come up all at once. I think it would be better if there was a setting where one word had to finish its action before the next word can be activated.

bajebooth ,

It is ok to play with your words!

Noodle Words HD - Action Set 1. What a joyful and just plain fun app to teach action words and basic iPad skills. This is not a flash card or drill is learning by literally playing with words. For example, the word stretch can be stretched and then snaps like a rubber band across the page. The word sparkle, lights up and sparkles! And if that isn't enough, you have two delightful bug hosts, acting out the words to help reinforce learning. Skills such as dragging and dropping, using both hands to shake things up, and using fine motor skills to pinch and pull words apart is presented in such an original and unique way that it helps kids gain meaning to words and retain what they are doing. This is certainly an app that helps bridge using letters to form words. There are no ads or IAPs- and this is one of the few times that I wish there were as I wanted more. Highly Recommended.

Hegherardini ,

Noodle Words HD - Action Set 1

I was a little nervous to get my son this app as I was not sure what it would offer him or if he would enjoy it. It turns out he is LOVING this app! The little bugs that animate the words are cute and he loves seeing them interact with each other and act out the words (spin, jump, and other action words). He has many fun games and books on his iPad but he has been going back to Noodle Words since I downloaded it earlier this week.
If you have a child who is learning vocabulary words and may be reluctant to work with action word flashcards, like mine is, this is a fantastic app for letting your child work on his own, but still getting great words practiced both to hear and to see the spelling.

App Privacy

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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