Smiley Sight Words

Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

Smiley Sight Words teaches high-frequency sight words to your child!

The 1,600+ sight words included with Smiley Sight Words comprises up to 85% of the text in a child's early reading materials. A child who can recognize just 8 of 10 words in a sentence can typically understand its meaning! "Sight words" often cannot be illustrated via simple pictures or sounded out according to regular phonetic decoding rules, thus they need to be learned and recognized "on sight". Smiley Sight Words is a handy way to keep track of and encourage a child's mastery of their sight words.


  • Optimized for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
  • Over 1,600 common sight words comprehensively compiled from Dolch, Fry, Pinnell-Fountas, UK, and many other high-frequency word lists.
  • Beautifully recorded American-English pronunciations for all words
  • Top 1000 - 40 levels sorted by frequency
  • Dolch 300 - 7 levels (pre-primer, primer, grade 1-3, nouns 1-2)
  • Dolch 300 - 11 levels sorted by frequency
  • Fry 1000 - 10 levels sorted by frequency
  • UK 1000 - 10 levels sorted by frequency
  • AU Rainbow - 12 levels sorted by color-code.
  • More Words - Upper and lower-case alphabet, numbers 0-100, colors, shapes, animals, months, days of week, family words, common nouns
  • Words organized by number of letters
  • 10 Customizable Flash Card sets
  • 10 Shared Customizable Flash Card sets common to all 5 players
  • Copy and Paste words from sets or emails
  • Email export of word lists
  • Show and Hide individual words
  • Mark flash cards with smileys - try to earn 3 thumbs-up smileys for each word.
  • Flash cards respond to swipes, shakes, and taps
  • Customizable settings for up to 40 players
  • Player names and photos can be customized
  • Progress Report can be saved to Photo Library
  • In-app Help documentation
  • Chalkboard font for iOS 4.2 and later

REVIEW FEEDBACK -- Please contact us first at
@Paul Personage - Version 2.0 now supports iPad natively!
@Fl bobber - Version 2.0.1 increased support to 40 profiles.
@AnotherNicknametoo, @Mel in Cincy, @TwinMomma35 - Our SightWords Pro app offers custom words and recordings. We hope to add that functionality in Smiley Sight Words in the future.



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Apple Watch Support

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Accessibility Comments

The app is totally accessible with voiceover and is low vision friendly too!

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

My students love this app!


1 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Marsha 8 years 11 months ago


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