Timmy's First Words in English

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About this app

Timmy and friends Yabba and Mittens from the TV show Timmy Time help your child learn English and develop essential skills such as concentration in Timmy’s First Words in English!

Safe, ad-free, English language learning fun for children aged six and younger, designed by the British Council, world experts in teaching English trusted by parents worldwide, in partnership with Aardman Animations.

Ideal for children aged six and younger who are learning English as an additional language and for children aged three and under if their first language is English.


PLAY three interactive games to boost language, motor and memory skills.
DISCOVER up to 60 words in English, including numbers, colours, shapes, food, animals, classroom objects and toys.
EARN stickers and videos – fun rewards motivate your child to keep learning!
LISTEN to the narrator and practise saying the words aloud.


Timmy’s First Words in English includes three bite-size and age-appropriate games that are designed by British Council English teaching experts to provide hours of high-quality learning content for your child and challenge them as they progress.

• In Balloon Pop, your child will practise counting, identify shapes and objects by colour and have fun popping the balloons

• In Magic Box, your child will be guided by the narrator to practise categorising items by type and colour as they place them in the box. The game gets more challenging as we introduce a variety of shapes, colours and numbers, requiring your child to spot the differences between objects.

• In Rub-a-Dub, your child will swipe away feathers, buttons or paint to identify objects hidden beneath. They start with single objects and build up to more complex phrases as they advance.


The British Council, experts in teaching English, and Aardman, the Academy Award®-winning animation studio, have combined their experience, expertise and passion for teaching to create Learning Time with Timmy, an innovative learning experience for children aged two to six years.

Learning Time with Timmy includes face-to-face courses, three educational apps and an online series available on YouTube and TV to help your child to develop and become a confident learner of English. It also includes a free online course for you. English in Early Childhood on FutureLearn is for parents, early years teachers and practitioners on how to help children get the most out of their English language learning experience.

For more information, visit https://www.britishcouncil.org/english/timmy


Your child’s privacy is very important to us. We do not collect any information about your child or your family. The app provides a completely safe learning environment, with no adverts or links to other websites. We track how the app is used, such as which of the games are most popular, in order to make the app more enjoyable for your child. 

Learn more about the British Council’s privacy policy for the Learning Time with Timmy apps here: https://www.britishcouncil.org/english/timmy/apps/privacy


Start your child’s language learning adventure with Timmy’s First Words in English and see them progress with the other two apps in the series, Timmy’s Learning New Skills and Timmy’s Starting to Read.

All our apps are designed to be intuitive and have been improved using feedback from teachers, parents and children.

Visit our website to see our full range of apps: http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/parents/apps .

For more tips on how to continue supporting your child’s learning at home, join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LearnEnglishParents.BritishCouncil


We love to hear from our users. Please get in touch with us at learnenglish.mobile@britishcouncil.org
Updated on
Dec 3, 2018

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349 reviews
A Google user
January 28, 2020
A lovely little app with age appropriate games and surprising little rewards, my almost 2 year old daughter loves this and I thank you.
61 people found this review helpful
A Google user
April 6, 2020
Very good educational tool for preschoolers. Parents should use the app together with the child to get the best use of it.
47 people found this review helpful
July 4, 2020
Keeps engrossed. Fun way to introduce young children to English
26 people found this review helpful

What's new

Get the latest version for an improved experience on Samsung Galaxy S9.
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