Thank you for all the feedback we've received. It's great to hear that the app is helping children learn to read and write all over the world. If you have any problems with our app, then we are happy to help you! Simply send us an email to

We're very pleased to announce that 'Jolly Phonics Letter Sounds' has been reviewed by the Educational App Store website and has been awarded their highest certification level of 5 stars!

You can read the full review here:

App Overview:
Start your child’s journey in reading and writing. Join Bee and her friends as they explore the enchanting letter-sounds garden and discover the main 42 letter sounds of English through a series of captivating games. This beautifully animated app enables your child to learn the letter sounds (including digraphs), letter formation, blending the sounds for reading and identifying letter sounds in words for spelling and writing. Together these skills give your child the best possible start as they learn to read and write.

Ideal for children aged 3+, the Jolly Phonics Letter Sounds app provides hours of educational enjoyment.

Jolly Phonics leads the teaching of phonics around the world. It is the most effective way to teach reading and writing, enabling children to achieve outstanding results at school and at home.

Key Features:
◆ Suitable for children aged 3+
◆ Choice of American or British English audio and spelling (this can be toggled within the information page)
◆ Choice of print or precursive letters* (this can be toggled within the information page)
◆ Allows multiple and personalized profiles
◆ Activities for learning the main sounds in English. The children learn to:
▸ hear the letter sounds
▸ recognize the letter sounds
▸ see letter formation
▸ write the letters themselves
▸ blend sounds in words for reading
▸ identify sounds in words for spelling
◆ 7 bonus games to unlock
◆ Tested and loved by children
◆ Guidance for adults provided

Frequently asked questions
◆ Why is there no option to take a picture when creating a new plant pot?
You need to allow the app to use your device's camera. To do this first close the app, then access the Settings app and scroll down on the left-hand side and touch 'Jolly Phonics Letter Sounds'. You should see a switch to allow the app to access your device's camera. Switch this on, then open the Jolly Phonics Letter Sounds App again.

◆ I can't hear any sound. What can I do?
The app now detects if your device sound setting is on mute and displays a speaker button giving an option to override this. Volume controls on the device can then be adjusted as necessary. Headphones can be used at any time to hear sound in the app regardless of whether the device is muted or not.

◆ How do I unlock letter sound groups?
The app takes you through each letter sound one at a time. If you wish to unlock subsequent or all letter sound groups (e.g. for teaching purposes), then please read the information page in the app for details of the 'edit mode', accessible via an invisible button.

While this App works on iPhones and iPod Touches that meet the minimum requirements, it is best viewed on iPad devices due to the bigger screen size.

Please note that this app is only available in English but can be set to either American or British English. The app does not contain the Jolly Phonics Actions.

*Precursive letters have joining tails to assist with learning joined-up writing; print letters have no joining tails.

What's New

Version 1.1

+ Fixes a camera issue in iOS 10.
+ Fixes an issue where a user could lose the ability to add new profiles using a device's camera if they had used all the in-built characters.

Ratings and Reviews



Was excited with the app& happy to purchase however unfortunately whenever my child attempts to move pass the first letter sounds it continually drops out. Very disappointed.



I thought, for the price I paid, that it would've been more than just the sound of the letter and how to write it. It would be a lot better if the app had the Jolly Phonics tunes with each letter/sounds. I'll be uninstalling this app for now until it gets better. $10 down the drain :(

Developer Response

We're sorry to hear of your disappointment. There is actually a lot more in the app than just the sounds and the letters. The child starts by learning three sounds, touching the green arrows to get to the one. After the first three letters (s, a, t) have been formed correctly the child will be taken to the ant letter sound recognition activity, then the worm blending game and finally the caterpillar spelling game. After this three more letter sounds are taught (/i/, /p/, /n/). When all the activities have been completed for the first six letter sounds there is a bonus game. There are seven letter sounds groups in total each with a bonus game. Please review the information page in the app for further details. Also the Jolly songs are now available in their own dedicated app.

Won't download


Really disappointing, paid for an app that won't download. If you know there is an issue with the latest iOS as stated in their app support than that is a bug that definitely needs fixing!!!!

Also have just seen the review that the songs aren't included, what a waste of money.

Developer Response

We're sorry to hear of the problem. The bug mentioned on our support page is a bug in Apple's iOS. Please ensure you update your device and try downloading your purchase from the App Store again. We would also like to make you aware that the Jolly Songs are available in their own dedicated app.


405.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, Filipino, French, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Jolly Learning Ltd 2016


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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