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

3.5 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

skipstream ,

Good but needs work

Good. My 4 yr old likes it. However I think when it reads back the letter it should be in the childrens alphabet ( like "curly cuh" or " duh" not "dee" when read phonetically of course)

Also I am not sure about the method of writing. Some of the letters the guide numbers seem wrong. Not the way I would write.

On the whole, pretty good though.

Bobbits ,

Good BUT ....

My two year old Grandson absolutely loves this and it has taught him to write letters and numbers with ease. However, he's now learning phonics and this urgently needs an English accent for the UK as well as phonics to make it a really useful tool for small children. You can't synthesise "see - ay - tee" into CAT. It's a good tool which, with a few tweaks, could be great. Please sort it! Thank you.

sd3sign ,

Highly recommended

My daughter loves this. She is 4 years old. IMO this is a great way for them to learn how to write letters correctly. Really impressed! I look forward to more words. My only wish is that the devs find someone with an english accent for the UK itunes version, as the one used is very strong US.


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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