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.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
iOS 10 compatibility
Ratings and Reviews
Awesome app - best of class
For the past 5 years this app continues to be the best in its class. My daughter has special needs and visual impairments, and every other app like this gets no traction at all. Bravo devs!!!
Glad to see the update
I have been waiting to buy this for 5 years. I use an app tracker to alert me when the price changes or the app is update. I was shocked when I saw this get updated after so many years. I can confirm this works great on iOS 10. Very bare bones writing app with letters and numbers, but it is great for my son who is struggling with his dexterity. He uses a stylus to practice his handwriting. Some updates to the graphics or different learning modes would be appreciated.
Best of its kind
Easy for a preschooler to use.
Data Not Collected
The developer does not collect any data from this app.
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- Roy Winata
- 118.7 MB
- Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 5.1.1 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later.
English, French, Italian
- Age Rating
- 4+, Made for Ages 0–5
- © 2009 Giggle Lab
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.