The Phonics Museum will teach your kids to read in record speed. It's so much fun they'll be begging you to play!
Phonics Museum is both entertaining and educational fun.
Teaching children to read at a young age is one of the best things parents can do for children’s future academic success, but knowing how or where to start can be overwhelming and often confusing. The Phonics Museum takes the stress and guesswork out of teaching kids to read by doing it for you with fun storytelling combined with a multi-sensory approach kids LOVE!
How do you start?
1. Download the app.
2. Start your 14 Day Free Trial
3. Add your child.
4. Watch your kids become readers!
Every child has a unique learning style. At the Phonics Museum, we recognize this and teach “with the grain,” so whether your child is a:
• hands-on kinesthetic,
• visual, or
• auditory learner,
Phonics Museum is built for them.
Kids ages 3-7 will be transported into a magical interactive museum as they follow Phonics Museum characters William and Wendy through the reading adventure of a lifetime! Everything comes to life at the Phonics Museum! Kids will learn to write long before they’re able to hold a pencil and write by writing with their fingertip--an incredible advantage.
With a membership to Phonics Museum:
• Your children will learn to read and write in no time!
• Engage with over 900 games, videos, early reading books, memory songs, and exercises
• Master the Phonics rules with Miss Biddle, Percival, and other fun characters
• Engaging, interactive learning with live action and animation
• Add as many as 3 children to the same account
• Explore art, animals, and history as they learn
• Easily cancel anytime
Your child can try Phonics Museum FREE for 2 weeks. If you enjoy your trial, you don’t have to do anything at all, and your membership will automatically continue if you choose to remain a member.
If you subscribe via iTunes:
• Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account after your 2-week free trial period ends
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period
• Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable
• Cost of the renewal is US$9.99 per month or US$98.99 annually
Choose from two app subscription options!
• Monthly Membership offers unlimited access on any device for $9.99 per month.
• Annual Membership offers unlimited access on any device for $99 per year.
• Both subscriptions all of up to 3 children per account.
• Cancel your membership at any time.
Miss Biddle and Percival are waiting to meet you and your kids, so let’s begin your Phonics Museum reading and writing adventure TODAY!
Awards & Reviews:
Based on the award-winning phonics reading curriculum from Veritas Press, the most awarded Classical Education curriculum provider over the last 20 years.
"Guess who just read her first book on your app?!!! Our four-year-old (not even four and a half yet) is reading! Thanks for making such an awesome app!!!"
"My four-year-old loves playing on the app and will beg me each day to let her do lessons on it. Through the fun and engaging atmosphere of the app, she quickly learned the letter sounds and started putting them together to form words. And we only used the app for a month before she read her first book on it! The app has made learning to read fun and enjoyable. We have loved it!"
We fixed a couple more leaks in the museum's roof and improved the book reading experience.
Ratings and Reviews
So much potential
There really is potential here, but it needs more work. The data is stored server side, but as we progress the app takes up more and more space on our device and we have to delete it and reinstall from the App Store with greater and greater frequency. We are currently 18 letters in on part 1 of 2 for kindergarten. We are using the app in conjunction with the print curriculum, so still making progress but I kind of wish there was a parental way to skip lessons as we sometimes work through a good chunk on paper and it would help if I could progress from where we are rather than having every activity locked. At first my child was excited to do the lessons, but some of the listening ones like the jack in the box or pig laughing are getting old and she has started to refuse to do some specific ones. Also, the pronunciation of the phonic sounds includes a very strong shwa or a vowel, like saying rah for R rather than urh in songs and videos, which the written text instructs to be careful not to include. It’s frustrating to experience the contradiction.
Developer Response ,
Hi. Thank you for the review. We're currently working on an update/new build to fix the issues that you experienced and plan on having an update released next week. I'm sorry for the inconvenience and bad experience you had. We're hopeful that this new build will reduce the size of the app and make it much more functional.
I LOVE this Veritas Press app!
For the purposes of this review, we are using the iOS Phonics Museum App on an iPad 2. I have been a part of the beta team, review team upon updates, and we still use this app today more than a year later with two students (one for review and one for learning). I do have a full review on my blog with pictures and details for those interested. Search Creative Madness Mama Phonics Museum iOS App Review.
We started with the physical Phonics Museum materials, merged to using the app with the materials and now with my youngest we just use the app. However as his motor skills improve I do plan to have him go through the physical materials to review what he is mastering through the app.
I LOVE this Phonics Museum app. My only issue is that it is only available on the iOS platform. My children in general are much better moderated on a Kindle Fire in FreeTime mode and thus I hope and pray they will release an Android/Kindle Fire app.
Developer Response ,
thank you for the review!!!
We're hoping to be able to release a version for Android and other platforms later this year.
We love Veritas Press but ...
We absolutely LOVE Veritas Press products and self paced courses and have for years! They're a favorite around here! But I'm a little disappointed with this app so far. For the high cost, I was expecting more.
We have encountered skips and freezes in the videos and games.
For the short "a"sound, using anchor for an example of a word beginning with short a is confusing and somewhat frustrating. My four year old knows the three sounds A can make (short a, long a, and short o) and he is frustrated by having to drag the anchor picture over because in his mind, he hears the second sound of a, not short a. A better example word could've been chosen for the beginning short a sound. So, after using the app for a few days, there's so much to love - like the art, the host, and the music! For the steep price tag though, I'm a bit disappointed. I want to love it like I love the self paced courses but it's difficult to justify the price for me at this point.
Developer Response ,
I know this is a bit late, we a bit late to understanding how responding to reviews in the app store works, but now that we can respond, I'd love to try and resolve this issue for you. I understand how you'd be frustrated and I hope that we can, if you'll let us, try and resolve you issues. We've done a lot of work on the app since you tried it and if you'd be willing to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org your account name (email), I'd love to try and fix this issue for you!
- Veritas Press, Inc.
- 228.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Veritas Press, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Membership $9.99
- Membership $98.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.