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Mr Thorne Does Phonics: Letters and Sounds for iPad

By Mr Thorne Productions

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Featured in the Times as the number 1 website/app to make your child smarter!

*No.4 UK Educational App* Highest Rank

Top 10 app in over 30 countries worldwide

'Mr Thorne Does Phonics: Letters and Sounds' - The Youtube sensation Mr Thorne Does Phonics presents a comprehensive collection of over 70 literacy videos for children, parents, teachers, student teachers and anyone learning to read English, using the synthetic phonics approach to learning to read.

"Thanks to your amazing videos, I had 90% pass rate on the phonics screening!!!!!!" @Rocky_5

As seen on BBC News Channel, The London Evening Standard, The TES and over 5 million users on Youtube.

BEFORE YOU BUY: Visit to see exactly what to expect from the app. Please know that when purchasing this app you are buying a complete and set of medium resolution teaching videos to teach and engage young readers.

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This app has been specifically designed for iPads.

All the videos are part of this app, so no internet connection is required - making it perfect for in the classroom! To fit the large number of videos onto the app, the visual quality of the video has been reduced to make the MB size as low as possible.

Please note: This app requires iOS 4.2 or later.

TROUBLESHOOTING: A number of users have experienced no sound when initially playing the app content. Please check that you have switched the mute button off at the side of your hand set. Also check that the mute button is setup to be a sound selector rather than a orientation selector. Finally ensure that the volume slider on the video screen is zipped up to full volume. Everybody who has experienced sound issues has had success when following these instructions.

Also available:

Mr Phonics: Matching Pairs on Youtube
@MrThorne on Twitter

What's New in Version 2.0

This is a major new update!

New artwork to match our other apps;
Bug fixes and enhancements;

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Customer Reviews

Excellent app

There are so many apps and different websites for phonics that it is hard to know what to use. My son has just started Reception and Mr Thorne was recommended by his teacher at a phonics session. Coming from a non-phonics background, Mr Thorne has been really helpful in supporting me and my husband in learning phonics....never mind my son! He's too busy pretending to be geraldine the giraffe!


Bought this for my daughter who has just started in Reception and is eager to learn. She is glued to it and finds it easy to follow Mr Thorne's friendly and engaging delivery. She talks back to him and has started 'chunking' with her hands...and clap! when sounding out words herself, just like Mr T! Have since downloaded several more of his apps and all are equally as good.

Fantastic App

My 4 year old mastered this app really quickly, and has learned lots already.
The clips are short enough for children's attention spans and follow the guidelines our school uses for phonics & blending.
Makes my life (mummy) easier as Mr Thorne is current and way cooler than me!!

Mr Thorne Does Phonics: Letters and Sounds for iPad
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  • £2.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 487 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer:

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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