First Words Valentine App

First Words valentine icon

First Words Valentine is a free app for iPhone/iPad providing basic vocabulary for Valentines Day. Learning Touch ‘s First Words Valentine is one of more than 10 other First Words apps providing interaction with vocabulary words for iDevices.

First Words Valentine provides 8 holiday words users can match the letter tiles to create the word. Words are spoken out loud after tiles are matched correctly. A short animation of images about the word is provided to engage the user.

First words valentine pic1Although words can not be customized in this app, options are available allowing change of word order, how long the longest word can be, speech on/off, spelling speed and more as shown in the settings image below:

First Words valetines pi2No verbal feed back is provided when letters are incorrectly matched (there are definitely pros and cons to that!). Letters can only be correctly matched to complete the word and move to the next word.  If you are interested in a app with a valentines theme for students who love to work with letters and words, First Words Valentine might be the app for you for free.

Remember all those words on conversation candies you got on Valentines Day?

valentines day candiesWant to customize your own word list?

Consider using one of Grasshopper Apps  Little Speller apps that allow you to customize a word list and add your own pictures, text and audio.

Little speller    With the Little Speller app (there are at least 3 to choose from), you can choose words or create your own word list with in the app by going into the settings and choose “Customize Items > select the “+”> Create New List> name the list and add your words. You must choose your list to play your newly created list.

Sentence maker app icon Grasshopper apps     If you are looking to add a phrase, such as “Be True”, consider using Grasshopper App’s Sentence Maker to create a sentence or phrase. An earlier post describes how to customize Sentence Maker app and can be found here: .

The Grasshopper apps mentioned above are .99 and sometimes free. If you join their Free the Apps, they will alert you of new apps you can download for a limited period for free. The Grasshopper apps folks are developing new emergent literacy apps all the time which are very useable for young children as well as older students who benefit from literacy development tools. As customizeable apps they are well worth adding to your mTool Kit!

Have fun!


About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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