Learn the names and sounds of each letter with the Hairies.
AWARD WINNING APP! Education Resources Award

• Trace the letter shape onscreen with your finger.
• Play games to build letters into simple words.
• Letter sounds come to life with animated characters.
• Learn to blend sounds into words.
• Includes upper case letter names.
• Multisensory learning by UK specialist teachers.
• Letters are introduced in six colour-coded stages

Designed for 4-6 years.
British English.
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What’s New

Version 2.3

Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

brettsum41 ,

Needs to be fixed

I have an IPhone X and downloaded the app for my son to play and you are unable to get out of the app once it’s open without restarting your phone, as there is no go back button you need to swipe up to close app and it doesn’t work, please fix- otherwise the game is great my kid loves it.

Bookathon ,

Highly recommended

My six year old son ended Kindergarten (where a non-phonetics based reading approach was adopted) completely confused about letters, sounds and reading, and with a very discouraged attitude towards learning to read in general. Hairy Letters was a real breakthrough for us - It presented the concept of phonetics in a way which made him laugh and made him excited to learn. Although it is a tablet-based approach, we were able to sit with him and encourage him, which made it a group activity. He quickly progressed through the levels, and his learning curve has been unbelievable. Highly recommended.

Grandmother Teacher ,

Hairy Letters

I looked for a long time to find a suitable app to introduce my four year old grandson to the alphabet letters that taught the READING sounds of the letters.
He can touch the letter and it will say its SOUND. He can then touch a word starting with the letter and it will say the word. Then he can touch a dotted letter and a wonderful Hairy creature follows the dots as if writing it and then the child can copy. Added to this is an animated appropropriate illustration. My grandson loved using the app and I could see the fun learning.


Nessy Learning Limited
461.1 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Nessy Learning Limited


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