The 20th app from the team behind Mr Thorne Does Phonics. After diversifying from phonics to grammar to maths, Mr Thorne is returning to phonics for his latest app. A simple app to be used as a tool by parents and teachers to help with word recognition using phonic decoding.

The app shows a series of flash cards for the child to blend the sounds together and read as a whole word. Pressing the megaphone will allow you to listen to Mr Thorne say the word; the user should then have a go of reading the word independently. The app will show 5 different words each time you select a set of cards and as a reward for good blending, you may see a little cameo from Geraldine the Giraffe, star of her own Youtube phonics videos.

Remember, this app is a tool for learning to read words using the phonics approach to reading.

There is a final set of flash cards for words that are tricky (was, said, people, is, etc) and these words are encouraged to be learnt by sight.

For see more of Mr Thorne’s apps, search Mr Thorne on Youtube or visit or, named the Times as the #1 website to make your child smarter in 2013.

For ages 4 and up.

With this app, your child will become a reading legend!

Ratings and Reviews

5 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings


Sarah burrows

This app is brilliant, since downloading, my son has improved a lot. Miss burrows.



Another superb app from Mr Thorne. Great for helping your children to learn to segment and blend words, or as a tool to aid teaching in educational establishments. Also saves laminating pouches!


Christopher Thorne
299.2 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Christopher Thorne


  • Family Sharing

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

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