Hooked on Phonics is Highly Effective and Incredibly Fun. Nurture your child's reading and confidence with the right blend of interactive learn-to-read tools. This award-winning app is based on research, approved by the Children’s Reading Foundation, and designed in conjunction with leading educators, renowned authors, and most importantly, parents.

• Perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade readers (ages 3-7).
• Correlates to federal and state reading proficiency standards through 1st grade.
• Over 250 songs, award-winning videos, interactive games, reading lessons, & ebooks.
• Earn virtual awards and achievements.
• 100+ ebook library with stories to complement every lesson.
• Use on multiple devices – pick up where you left off, no matter where you are.
• Add multiple readers and track their progress individually.

Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read contains 36 progressive lessons featuring leveled learning activities that cover key building blocks of reading: short vowels, simple plurals, simple compound words, beginning and ending consonant digraphs and blends, two-syllable words, and sight words.Each lesson concludes with a story specially written with the words just learned. Your child will read this book, proudly, on their own.

If your child is in Pre-K, has not quite mastered the alphabet and letter sounds, or they are struggling with Step 1 of the Learn to Read program, The Big Reading Show may be a good place to start. The Big Reading Show is an exciting preschool learning program that introduces pre-readers to the alphabet and letter sounds – critical skills they’ll need to begin Step 1 of the Learn to Read program. Part variety show, part interactive game, The Big Reading Show features 13 episodes, each one an exploration of letters, words, text concepts, phonemic awareness, and vocabulary.

Over 5 million children have learned to read using the Hooked on Phonics program. Start your child on the path to becoming a confident lifelong reader and learner. Download Hooked on Phonics today.

• “[My kids] are excited and reciting stuff that they learned from Hooked on Phonics.” Joe – Atlanta, Georgia
• “Hooked on Phonics does it for you… it’s not hard. So as a parent, it’s doable.” – Alexa & Joe, parents and Hooked on Phonics customers
• “On the first day of school I got this good book, and I just finished it. And I’m loving reading.” Michael – Struggling Reader
• “I started getting honor roll in class.” Michelle – Reader 5 levels behind

Hooked on Phonics is FREE TO TRY. Step 1 of Learn to Read (includes 3 lessons), and the first episode of The Big Reading Show (Explorer Day), are unlocked and available for download immediately. Try it before you buy it, and experience the joy of your child reading their first book.

Terms of use:
- Hooked on Phonics provides a 7-day free trial, which upon completion, becomes a monthly subscription charged to the user’s iTunes account
- Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours prior to the end of the current period
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user by going to account settings after purchase
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period

What's New

Version 5.0.17

We've hunted down some bugs to help enhance your child's learn to read experience.

Ratings and Reviews

3 out of 5

30 Ratings

30 Ratings

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I’ve been paying for this app monthly since February 2018. I recently noticed that my son only does the free lessons. When I tried to start a new lesson I was prompted to log in. I tried logging in and it kept saying my user login was incorrect. It prompted me to go to the website, the site told me that there was no account under my email address. Puzzling seeing how I’m charged monthly on my Apple ID and receive a receipt to the very same email address they say isn’t active. Emailing customer service was useless because I was told they had no account under the email as well. Needless to say I canceled tonight and will look for other apps for my toddler to use.

Developer Response

Hi there, we are so sorry you had trouble logging into your account. Sounds like a strange bug you encountered but if you reach out to our customer support team with as much information as possible, that would help us investigate the error. We truly appreciate your patience and hope that you give us another try. Thank you.

Good program. Unusable subscription issues


The program itself seems good and I'm noticing some progress with my slow reader after about a week. However one week ago I purchased a one-month subscription. Now one week later, the App is telling me I do not have an active subscription and refers me to the Apple App Store to manage subscriptions. The Apple App Store tells me the subscription is good for another three weeks - and yet I have no way of getting the app to work now. This is similar to complaints I've seen in other reviews. I wish I had listened and not wasted my money.

Developer Response

Hey there, Our customer support team would be happy to help you on a one on one basis and look into your account. Please reach out directly to them via phone at 1-888-605-5055 or via email at We're sorry for the inconvenience this has caused you.

Great program. Lots of bugs.


The program is great! My daughter loves it and is learning.
The frustration comes from not being able to log in. I have purchased a subscription but it continuously tells me to purchase a subscription and won’t allow me to log in. Extremely frustrating.

Developer Response

Hi there, Our customer support team would be happy to help you on a one on one basis. Please reach out directly to them via phone at 1-888-605-5055 or via email at We're sorry you're having trouble logging into your account.


325.1 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Sandviks, HOP
In-App Purchases
  1. Hooked on Phonics $6.99
  2. Can Man eBook $0.99
  3. Zap eBook $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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