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***** Developed by an award-winning education studios, 22learn, the creator of the best-selling apps for kids, in cooperation with educational specialists to best prepare your children for success in preschool and kindergarten curriculum.
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Lay the basics of your child’s literacy skills with this colorful, mysterious island full of phonics sounds. Children learn and have fun tracing letters, recognizing letter sounds, matching letters, and identifying beginning sounds. Embark on the adventure with adorable Abby the Monkey and her train to discover the secret of this island!

The best introduction to phonics reading system!



* Recognize letter sounds
* Trace uppercase and lowercase letters
* Match letters
* Recognize a variety of animals
* Identify beginning sounds

* 90 animal pictures situated in colorful sceneries, accompanied by authentic animal sounds and phonetic sounds of the animals’ initial letters
* 21 wonderful, professionally illustrated sceneries
* 7 alphabet phonetic sectors divided according to the Montessori methodology
* A series of fun mini-games
* Reward stickers
* Surprise upon completion of all levels
* Easy-to-use, child-friendly interface
* High-quality audio spoken by a professional voice-over actress
* Friendly, encouraging environment
Hello everyone! Are you up to an adventure? I am Abby the Monkey, the friend you know from a highly-successful application series by 22learn, and I have prepared one for you! If you want to EXPLORE a strange animal island and LEARN PHONETIC LETTER SOUNDS, you shouldn’t wait a minute, and come with me!!!

But first let me tell you a story….
Once upon a time, there was an island, an island of indescribable beauty and magnificence. There found a shelter the animals small and large, slimy and furry, savage and tame—all protected from evil hunters and curious eyes, supplied with food from the bountiful earth. Each year, a special event was held, when one, and only one, person from the whole humankind was selected and transported to the island (blinded, to preserve the island’s secrecy) to appreciate its beauty and spread the word about it, so that the island would never be forgotten.

The legend has it, that deep inside the rocky hill on the island, a treasure is kept. Yet, no one knows its secret anymore because the last humankind representative had enraged the animals on the island, and since then, the animals decided never to invite anyone again, and the island got lost in time and space.

All that remains from our knowledge is that through the whole island, a very special train goes. The train has a mind of its own and likes it when the passengers’ names start from certain sounds! It is said, that if someone was ever capable to fulfill all the train’s wishes, the train would transport the lucky being deep inside the rocks and reveal the island’s precious treasure!

But, you are asking, what does all this have to do with me, monkey Abby? Well, imagine what happened to me just recently! I was flying around with my plane when, out of the blue, the storm hit and my plane got lost!

And now, I am on this weird island that looks exactly like the legendary Phonics Island I told you about! Wohoo, how exciting! But I need someone to help me with all the strange tasks the train asks me to do! Do you want to be the one who will help me, and discover the island’s treasure together with me?

Thank you for your purchase!

What's New

Version 2.1.8

64 bit support, all levels can be now manually unlocked.

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
12 Ratings
12 Ratings

Not unlocking all levels

I purchased this app because my son was tracing and liked it. But after full purchase still we are getting only trial version level

Developer Response

There are 2 possible reasons:
1. You still run the free version, it has a similar icon.
2. Please note that the game is structured in such a way that you can access new levels only after finishing previous levels -- for example, finish the first level to unlock the second; finish the second level to unlock the third level etc.
Important: The current version allows to run any level without finishing the previous one (there is "unlock all levels button at the main menu").


Nice app, please change the "start" screen ads

The app gives kids two main tasks: There's a matching game, in which the phonic value of each letter is sounded whenever its card is turned over, and there's a section where animals need to be put into a train based on the sound you hear when saying the animals' names. The graphics are nice, and you can skip ahead easily if you've already heard the directions. What I don't like is the "start" screen, which consists of a sun which you push to start the game -- but its surrounded by a dozen other apps that CF Corp is trying to get you to download. It's aggressive marketing, it's a distraction for any five year old using the app, and it irks me every time I see it. Once you get to the rest of the app, though, everything's great. The memory game is a great way to learn phonics values; my kid loves it.

Himanshu Sharma (Cal)

Amazing educational phonics app

My daughter plays this app all the time. She loves the game where she can pop the balloons with letters on them as well as the one where she puts animals whose name begins with a particular letter into the train. I am a demanding parent when it comes to high-quality educational media for children and I am more than happy that I downloaded this app for my 4-year-old daughter. The app is very engaging and easy to use for her, and she has already learned almost all the letter sounds. If like me you have a child who is just beginning to read, Phonics Island is the way to go to get them started. Letter sounds are pronounced clearly and you have the option to choose either uppercase or lowercase letters. In sum, this is a fantastic app!


22learn, LLC
115.3 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 22learn, LLC


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