With content from Oxford University Press, featured by Apple education as a recommended app.

The Phonics Spelling Dictionary app uses the word list and images from Oxford University Press’ popular Phonics Spelling Dictionary and makes them easily accessible on your phone and tablet. It orders words according to their initial sounds, which helps children using synthetic phonics to become proficient readers and spellers. Organising words by sound and breaking them up into coloured sections, the app features fun illustrations and interactive audio feedback throughout to help keep you engaged as you learn. Browse through the app to check your spelling, remind yourself of new words that you’ve learned, or to learn more about pronunciation. Tap on words to hear them read aloud to check that you’ve read the word correctly, and to reinforce pronunciation.

If you’re trying to find a particular word you can search through the dictionary by phoneme (letter sound) using colourful tabs, or use the special children’s speech recognition tool to search for words in the dictionary even if you’re not sure how to spell it.

Test your phonics knowledge with our spelling test feature. There are three levels of difficulty, so you can continue to challenge yourself as you learn more.

You’re earn stickers when you use the app, and they’ll automatically be added to the app’s sticker book section. Track your progress and earn rewards for your achievements! If you collect all the stickers in the app you receive a special bonus sticker.

Key features
Content is taken from Oxford Reading Tree’s Phonics Spelling Dictionary book. An interactive tool with the same word list and style as this popular tool
Just like the Phonics Spelling Dictionary book, words are grouped by sound, so you can navigate the dictionary using the tabs on the right hand side
Tap on images in the dictionary pages to hear the corresponding word read aloud
Search the dictionary with text or voice search
Save words from the dictionary to the ‘My Words’ section. This can be used to revise words that you find difficult to spell, or that you want to remember.
View more difficult words in the ‘Common & Tricky Words’ section
Share your certificates over email, save them as an image or print them out
View all of your collected stickers in your Sticker Book
iOS Switch Access functionality is available to use for special needs users

Content is from the Oxford University Press product: Phonics Spelling Dictionary
Illustrations © Alex Brychta
Text © Debbie Hepplewhite
The characters in this work are the original creation of Roderick Hunt and Alex Brychta who retain copyright of the characters.

What's New

Version 1.3

Updated code

Ratings and Reviews

Highly recommended

Pops N Squash

I am a primary school teacher and mother of 3. This app is brilliant for helping children to spell and practice phonics. Recommend to parents and friends with young children. The explanation available on the app to the grown ups is great for those not familiar with how phonics works. Using kipper biff book characters is great as children relate to it through what they read at school.
Highly recommend.



great learning app, my kids use it all the time. great with the characters that they love.

My daughter loves it!

Peanut Saunders

I've tried other dictionary apps before but this one is nice because it uses phonics, which my daughter is learning at school. I like the spelling test option and my daughter enjoys the stickers.


Skoodal Ltd
483.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Skoodal Ltd


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

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