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First Words Sampler

Age Level: Ages 0–5
By Developer: Learning Touch LLC

First Words Sampler is a reading and spelling app for early learners. The free version gives you several three letter words for your child to learn, giving you a taste of what to expect.

By going into the setting, you can choose to learn by the letter names, or phonics, with U.S., or U.K. Pronunciation. Additional languages in French, German, Japanese and Spanish can be chosen as well, using just the letter names.

The app has a very simple interface. The child places the letters provided, into their corroborating boxes. The letters can be chosen in any order. Once placed, the app sounds the letters out each letter in order and says the name of the word. In addition, there is a picture of the word, giving a visual concept.

Should you like the app, you can do an in-app purchase for additional words as follows:

First Words Animals - 40 animal words for $1.99
First Words Deluxe – 147 words in five categories for $4.99
First Words Pro – 300+ words in ten categories of choice for $9.99
First Site Words Pro – 300 words for $9.99

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


  • Learn letters by phonics or letter name
  • Choose U.S. or U.K. pronunciation in English
  • Additional languages in French, German, Japanese and Spanish