Phonics Make a Word supports both Phonics and Spelling. The application is for children just beginning to read. The words all have short vowel sounds. More advanced children should try Phonics Advanced, with long vowel sounds and double vowels.

Phonics Make A Word includes five different phonics short vowels groups. Each group has about 30 CVC words so there are about 150 words included in the game. The app support multiple user accounts and report cards. There are awards and bonus game to encourage child to play and learn.

"_a_", "_e_", "_i_", "_o_", "_u_"

-Letter Sound
-Short Vowels
-Word Family
-Animated Spelling
-Beginning Sound
-Ending Sound
-Touch and Hear
-Capital vs. Lower-case
-Spelling Hint
-Images and Animations
-Multiple user accounts
-Report cards
-Bonus Game

By building words, this game helps children recognize common word patterns, and understand how the initial consonant, middle vowels, and ending consonant affect pronunciation. These are all important stepping stones to becoming a proficient reader.

This game is is like having a private tutor to teach your child one on one.

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What's New

Version 2.02

Fixed the crash on iOS5.1.1
Add the parents gate to manage the user accounts

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5

8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Ok, but very short

Teacher dad.

IMO it's not worth the $2.99 (which we paid for to "top in") for the short program that it is. My child can finish all the words in a short amount of time. However, with this said and for the little amount of words provided (compared with another free phonics program I've seen), what and how it teaches is great. I just wish there were 3 times as many words provided. I personally will not buy another app from this company unless they start putting in more features for the money. Otherwise, please just sell the app for $.99, which is at most what I would pay for the little amount of material given.

Great game

Michael Midkiff

Great phonics game for beginning readers. Each letter is sounded out to help the child figure out how to spell the word that describes the displayed picture. As an adult I found the voice irritating but it is aimed for kids. :)

Not kid friendly


Too many click to purchase.


AbiTalk Incorporated
57 MB
Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Copyright 2012-2013 Abitalk
In-App Purchases
  1. Phonics Short Vowel Make a Word Full Version $3.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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