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

Karynwalker ,

Awesome app!

Great app for anyone with a child learning to write letters and numbers. My son thinks tracing his letters on paper is boring but using the stylus pen and this app he loves

dlforbes ,

Fantastic for kids who need to write properly

When I was a kindergarten we used to get children to practice printing by printing in sand or rice. Unfortunately it was messy and they had to be watched to ensure they were doing the letters correctly.

What I LOVE about this app is that it forces the kids to write the lines correctly. It just squeeks if they do it wrong. In the paid version there are 3 levels and level 3 doesn't have numbers to follow.

It has a lovely voice and the black hole that gobbles the letters is fun for the kids.

It provides instant feedback in the form of clapping if they get it correct.

I HIGHLY recommend this app for anyone with children learning how to print.

Magella's Mum ,

Very popular with all little kids

This app has proven to be enormously popular with any little kid who can get ahold of my iPhone or our iPad. We bought it to support literacy for our daughter who has disabilities, but it seems to be universally appealing and entertaining. Well done. And I LOVE the new voice for the app!!


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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