More than just a game, First Words Sampler is a powerful educational tool for toddlers and preschoolers. It provides hours of fun while giving your child a head start on learning about letters and words.

If your child is old enough to ask for your phone, they're old enough for First Words Sampler!

First Words Sampler teaches kids about letters, how letters relate to sounds, and even how to spell words. First Words Sampler is toddler-tested and approved, with a user-interface designed specifically for the littlest of fingers. The game includes beautiful illustrations, each matched with entertaining sounds and high-quality recordings of letters and words.

Kids can play the game by themselves, but they also enjoy bringing their adults along, talking about the animals, saying the names of the letters, and watching the pictures spin around and sound off.

This free application is a sampling of words selected from our highly rated paid apps, First Words Animals and First Words Deluxe. We've also included some words from our Spanish, German, Japanese and French First Words apps. If you like First Words Sampler, you can keep your toddler laughing and learning with the full paid applications.

Note: We love getting feedback and hearing stories about kids using our software. Leave a comment in iTunes and send us feedback at Tell us what you'd like to see us do next.

What’s New

Version 7.1.2

Device compatibility updates.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

cassglass321 ,


* New word: Cup
* New option to control word difficulty
* New option to control spelling speed
* Improved interface makes it harder to accidentally skip a word
* New home screen with Tell a Friend, Get More Games, Option, and Play
* Removed holiday season word: Christmas

ShannonStarr ,

Autistic Daughter Loves This

My daughter is three and autistic and she loves this application. It a fabulous spelling application. There weren't quite enough words for her (she got bored) in the free version so I upgraded almost immediately to the deluxe version because she liked it so well. After only a few times using it, she can now breeze through with ease as she moves the letters to their corresponding place in the word. I also like that the app immediately says the letter when the child touches it instead of waiting until it's been placed. After all the letters have been placed, it reads the letters aloud and says the word. My daughter loves it because it's easy for her to control and she's begun learning her letters with ease.

alltheother_nameswere_taken ,

Early childhood educator:

Missed opportunity: this will be a great app when you replace the letter names with proper letter sounds. For now I don’t recommend it but it has potential!

Developer Response ,

First Words supports phonics! From the home screen tap Options -> Language/Phonics and choose "English - U.S. Phonics". We agree that letter sounds (phonics) provide the best early literacy activity.


Learning Touch LLC
26.4 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

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

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