Stay focused on those precious moments with your baby while also boosting his/her language and brain development. Use the app to pair with your Starling wearable to get research-backed activity prompts and track the number of words spoken to your baby or toddler.

DISCOVER THE POWER OF WORDS. Will your child be an early talker or late talker? You may not be aware that speaking with your baby from birth can impact his/her trajectory for life. Over the past three decades, researchers from top universities like Stanford have been documenting how verbal engagement affects brain development, and the findings are remarkable. The research shows that the number of words a child hears before age four is the single biggest predictor of that child’s future success.

BRAIN BOOSTING. 82% of brain growth happens before a child’s third birthday. The Starling encourages you to nourish your child’s brain during the most rapid stage of development by talking and engaging more. For the first time, you can track words, get feedback to improve the quality of your interactions, and ensure your child is on the path to greater success and happiness.

TRACK VERBAL INTERACTION. The Starling is a smart little device that tracks the number of words your baby hears and says each day. And not only is it smart, it’s intuitive. Paired with its smart-phone app, the Starling gives you personalized information, analytics, and activities to make sure your child is on track to reach his/her full potential

SET WORD GOALS. Set a daily interaction goal with your child. Measured in words, the Starling will help you minimize distractions and stay focused on what truly matters in life.

PERSONAL CONVERSATION COACH. The Starling provides challenges and daily activity prompts to help guide you towards best practices and help answer the question “what should I be doing?”

What’s New

Version 2.5.2

-Users can now access Starling Labs to discover and test features still in development
-Word of the Day feature taken out of beta. All users can now help their little ones with word pronunciation
-Various bug fixes and tweaks

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Cheshie6 ,

No more?

It seems they are shut down but we did love this product!

afurth ,

Helps me connect with my child!

This app makes me much more aware of how much interaction I'm having with my child and ensure they are getting a positive environment all day. And the company is incredibly responsive to my questions/suggestions!

ASMRSadie ,

Use To Work

So the app stopped working today. The device worked pretty good for a couple of months now it only counts about 30 out of 100 words. Tried contacting company about it but they don’t answer emails and the phone number is disconnected. Ive heard they may be out of business. Now with the app crashing and no one to fix it this was a $150 waste of money. Very disappointing.


32.2 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 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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