From the makers of Aimee’s Babies eight early childhood development apps that have been featured on the Rachael Ray show, highlighted in Iphone Essentials magazine with a 10/10 rating, and used in the United Kingdom’s Baby and You Initiative, the Word Gap App was winning awards before it was even released!

The word gap app is currently one of the five finalists in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Word Gap Challenge to bridge the word gap, a national health crisis that causes low-income children to start kindergarten at a disadvantage. The word gap is the amount of words that children do not hear when their parents do not adequately interact with them in the first three years, when children’s brains develop 85% of their full potential.

The Word Gap App, a revolutionary idea to solve the word gap problem, uses over 200 high-definition video clips to demonstrate positive interactions between parent and child. Extremely user-friendly, the Word Gap App addresses the importance of managing the stress of a new parent, providing tips on asking for help, and a database of national resources to help any new parent.

When you open the app, choose from either English or Spanish or switch back and forth between the two languages to manage stress, watch videos and learn the words to over 100 nursery rhymes and original songs to use to interact with your child.

The entire app is built on a point system! Earn points just for watching video clips. Try to beat your point accumulation from one week to the next so you have some measure of how much you learn about early development and literacy and interact with your child.

Text notifications remind you to talk to your child while the “word gap hacks” section offers ideas and tips to truly change your behavior so you incorporate talking to your child into your daily routine, making them smarter, better readers, and improve their vocabulary.

Learn speech and language milestone for each age and fun ideas to enhance your child’s development before they are even born. The app grows with the child, offering suggestions from before birth through kindergarten, enhancing kindergarten readiness and important academic skills to set your child up for success in school and a lifetime of new learning.

Written by a pediatric occupational therapist and creator of Aimee’s Babies, this app offers a wealth of knowledge for all parents of young children.

Don’t let your child fall victim to the word gap. Learn all the exciting ways of interacting with your baby all day long to foster a relationship of respect, better behaved toddlers, and better educated pre-schoolers.

Research shows that babies who have parents who know how to interact with them to build important developmental milestones do better in school, perform better on tests, have higher rates of graduation and significantly lower drop-out rates.

Help set your baby up for a lifetime of success. Download Aimee’s Babies Word Gap App today!

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Madison, mother of 3 ,

Word Gap App Review

This is a great tool for Moms to utilize and talk to their babies. Starting while pregnant helps the baby and Mom bond since the baby identifies the mom or dads voice and reacts to the familiarity in utero. I love all the options Aimee has presented in the app, it allows the parents multiple avenues to talk to their baby and if one doesn't seem to interest the baby they can try another method, like singing. I think this app will help baby's develop a varied vocabulary and begin speaking at an earlier age. Sometimes it's hard to remember to take the time to just speak to your baby, but with Aimee's app you can do it everyday and use all the different techniques. I wish this was available for me when my children were small.

AmyBa123 ,

Kindergarten Teacher, mom

What a fabulous resource!!! As a kindergarten teacher, I see first-hand the ramifications of the word gap. Download this app now and start using it!!! Aimee's activities are easy to put to use immediately - no fancy equipment necessary, no tools or props needed, no set-up time! This app is filled with so many fabulous ideas for positive interactions between parent and baby/toddler/child, and the ideas are right on the mark for those critical foundational skills for kindergarten!! From rhyming and directional words, to comparing and recognizing items at the grocery store, this app is loaded with all the words and concepts your baby needs to be ready for academic success!

Dannypc ,

This app is amazing!

This app has everything! There are so many great suggestions! I'm getting my two-year-old interact with me so much more. I love the idea of putting his clothes on wrong so he giggles and tells me how to fix it. I love all the video clips. They are the perfect length.
It is great to have all of those words to the nursery rhymes. We have been having fun reciting then at bedtime.
I like how this app reminds me to take some deep breath take care of myself.
I'm telling all of my friends with new babies about this app. You will love it!


Aimee Ketchum
379.4 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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