iWriteWords teaches your child handwriting while playing a fun and entertaining game.

The New York Times: One of “The Best iPhone Apps for Kids”.
The Washington Post: One of “The best iPad apps for special needs kids”
Featured by Apple in "Back to School Apps"
Featured by Apple in "Apps for Learning to Write"
Featured by Apple in "Words for the Wise"
Featured by Apple in "Summer Learning Fun for Kids"
Featured by Apple in "Apps for Learning to Read"
Featured by Apple in "Special Education"
Featured by Apple in "Games for Kids"
Featured by Apple in "Apps for Kids"
Featured by Apple in "Staff Favorites".
2009 Best App Ever Awards Winner in Best App for Pre-schoolers.

What people are saying:
The iPhone Mom:
"... I also teach preschool in my home. I know from personal experience that learning to write can be tedious for the little ones and I loved how iWriteWords takes that task and made it fun."

"The whole app is delightful to behold. Bright background colors are juxtaposed against equally bright and scribbly child-like artwork that convey the word being spelled. You and your child will enjoy tracing your finger along those necessary building blocks of language. With its memorable artwork and way cool physics engine, it is sure to entertain and teach your child."

A Touch of Learning:
“Its got an intuitive interface for young children. It has high quality graphics and effects. I have no hesitation in recommending this app for children ready to start learning to write. To me, this is exactly the sort of app I am looking for in my quest to have apps that are fun, but teach my kids something really useful in the real world.”

How to play:
Help Mr. Crab collect the numbered balls by dragging him with your finger - and drawing the letter at the same time.
Once all the letters in the word are drawn properly, a cute drawing appears.
Slide the letters into the spinning hole and advance to the next level.

What’s New

Version 3.3

iOS 10 compatibility

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

cathymr ,

Great app!

We love this app! Both my 3 and my 5 year old spend quite a bit of time with it. I love that you can change the accent of the speaker, she speaks clearly, and that it comes in different languages. I upgraded from the Lite version because the kids were enjoying it so much and it seems so good for them. It's good hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills for my 3 year old, and good writing practice for my 5 year old before he starts school. My 3 year old also really enjoys the music although she hasn't got the rhythm right yet.

Highly recommended and great value!

HannahTL ,


Cute app for kids. Money well spent. Very effective way for teaching them to write numbers and letters, and very good graphics. Could benefit from some more game-type elements to hold their attention for longer as it is a little too tedious for the 5 and 3yr old that use it. They enjoy putting the boxes into the black hole, but those stop/play buttons kind of get in the way and they tend to accidentally tapthem. I find that the alphabet song is enjoyed by the kids but has little teaching/learning value. The transition between the completed letter/word and next one is a little too slow. For numbers on the dice, it would be better to illustrate the numbers in base-ten form as that could help introduce place value. And perhaps for those pictures of the dice, they could even be pictures and the kids interact with them in some way? E.g. They put the correct number of say, bees into a hive to represent that number traced. This could be an optional thing turned on/off in settings to make it more appropriate and accessible for a broader age group. Also, one slight 'flaw' is that you use numbers to show the order/sequence of tracing the number/letter. This assumes that the kids already know their numbers and if they do, makes the activity of tracing the numbers irrelevant. Though it does help reinforce their understanding of sequencing... It's hard to know what is best. Perhaps arrows would be more relevant?

KatieSpencer ,

Great idea!

This is a good idea for young children learning to write (who tend to write some letters backwards to begin with, and get confused between similar ones like b, d, p, q etc. With this App they can 'write' the letter (or number or word) with their finger. Professional layout and well designed colours and fonts. Only suggestion (not a criticism!) is that the double digit numbers should be able to be 'written' together (instead of the 1 then the 2 then joining them together to make 12) as this is the way schools teach and it might confuse? Have yet to try it on my daughter, but it gets my Mummy Vote!


Roy Winata
118.7 MB

Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, French, Italian

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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