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Hideout: Early Reading

By Joseph Baird

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Hideout teaches kids how to read through a series of fun activities that emphasize letter-sound association and word repetition.
These activities make use of blending and reading short vowel words within meaningful contexts. Interactive activities highlight a core of words that share a phonic pattern. Engaging activities, set within relevant situations, provide meaning and purpose for reading and creating words. The activities vary in the situations they present and in the ways word meanings are illustrated. The variation in the activities captures children’s interest. Each activity permits children to read and create words that relate to the particular scene (or fun context) and provides opportunities to read words to convey ideas. Hideout, developed at Brigham Young University, replicates the kind of interactive face-to-face lessons that are available through the SEEL (Systematic and Engaging Early Literacy) website (see

What's New in Version 1.4

New activity: Dip Chip
New Activity: Knock Block
Added instructions on fixing iOS muting issue


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Customer Reviews

Great reading tool for kids

There's nothing that makes me feel like a better parent than introducing my kid to something they're gonna love (and, ps, they're learning a ton while they play)... My preschooler especially loves this app and I can happily hand him my phone cause it's exactly what he needs to get ready for kindergarten... Understanding that words are separated by a space, can be divided into sounds you can apply to lots of different words, and oh yeah, reading is a lot of fun. These games, sounds, and animation are particularly hilarious, my kids can't get enough (am I allowed to play too??) Thanks Hideout! Can't wait to see what you make next!

It’s awesome

Our little girl isn’t even quite 18 months old and she’s already learning the sounds of the vowels and trying to speak the words she is learning from this amazing app! It’s entertaining and it’s been a valuable learning tool. Highly recommended! Five stars isn’t enough.

Glad to see more activities

The activities capture children's attention, and now they have even more options for learning early phonic patterns. I've never introduced this to a child who hasn't been enthralled by it.

Hideout: Early Reading
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $2.99
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 1.4
  • Size: 117 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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