The Phonics Word Family provides the word phonics spelling, beginning sound, word family phonics, short vowel sound, and images with a lot of animations and interactions for each word. There are a total of fifty six word family groups which focus on the short vowel, long vowel, two vowel, and combination vowel word family phonics learning. After children complete the phonics spelling in each group, the matching game follows and children can review what they learned.

Word Family Phonics Basics includes 56 different phonics word family groups:

-Short Vowels:
"_ab", "_ad", "_ag", "_an", "_am", "_ap", "_at", "_en", "_et", "_ig", "_it", "_ip", "_in", "_og", "_ot", "_op", "_ow", "_ug", "_un", "_um", "_ut"

-long vowels:
"_ake", "_ate", "_eep", "_eel", "_ice", "_ide", "_ike", "_ife", "_ine", "_ive", "_ool", "_ose", "_oke"

-two vowels:
"_ail", "_ay", "_eat", "_eam", "_oat", "_oy"

-three letter vowels:
"_art", "_and", "_ell", "_est", "_ear", "_ink", "_ick", "_ing", "_ill", "_ight", "_ore", "_orn", "_ock", "_old", "_own", "_ump"

The game uses the Montessori Method for children to learn phonics and spelling. It will help develop skills in listening, learning, spelling, and pronunciation of words.

The 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.

-Phonics Spelling
-Beginning Sound
-Ending Sound
-Word Family Phonics
-Short Vowel Sound
-Word Pronunciation
-Matching the word with the image
-Touch and Hear
-Progress Report
-Multiple User Account

Phonics Word Family Basic is a Universal App, so it works with both iPhone and iPad.

We also have a free version, Phonics Word Family Free, for you to try before you buy.

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Recommended Ages: 4-7
Categories: Reading, Phonics

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What's New

Version 3.03

Fix the sound issue for some of the iOS 8 devices.
Support iOS 5.1.1

Ratings and Reviews

Outstanding App!!!


I have an apraxic kid that does not use her beginning or ending sounds. Its hard to find apps that have clear beginning and ending sounds. She is currently learning the letter sounds and starting to put them into words...this app is great for putting the word families together so she can hear the similiar sounds.

Needs more and has errors

Nat Turner

This app only has 10 sections with 4 words each. Not much for a $3 app. Good for absolute beginner readers only. To the developer, "_ug" is in the game, but is not in the report. Instead there is "_ig" in the report, which is not in the game. For an educational app that doesn't offer much for the price, there should at least be more quality control. Compared to other offerings in the app store, this isn't even worth 99 cents in my opinion.

Great word family app!


This is just another great early learning phonics app from Abitalk! I'm pleased to have added it to my app collection to use with my students.


AbiTalk Incorporated
72.7 MB
Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Copyright 2014 Abitalk


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