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Hooked on Phonics - The #1 Learn to Read Program

By Hooked on Phonics

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Hooked on Phonics is Highly Effective and Incredibly Fun. Nurture your child's reading and confidence with the right blend of interactive learn-to-read tools. This award-winning app is based on research, approved by the Children’s Reading Foundation, and designed in conjunction with leading educators, renowned authors, and most importantly, parents.

• Perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade readers (ages 3-7).
• Correlates to federal and state reading proficiency standards through 1st grade.
• Over 250 songs, award-winning videos, interactive games, reading lessons, & ebooks.
• Earn virtual awards and achievements.
• 100+ ebook library with stories to complement every lesson.
• Use on multiple devices – pick up where you left off, no matter where you are.
• Add multiple readers and track their progress individually.

Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read contains 24 progressive lessons featuring leveled learning activities that cover key building blocks of reading: short vowels, simple plurals, simple compound words, beginning and ending consonant digraphs and blends, two-syllable words, and sight words.Each lesson concludes with a story specially written with the words just learned. Your child will read this book, proudly, on their own.

If your child is in Pre-K, has not quite mastered the alphabet and letter sounds, or they are struggling with Step 1 of the Learn to Read program, The Big Reading Show may be a good place to start. The Big Reading Show is an exciting preschool learning program that introduces pre-readers to the alphabet and letter sounds – critical skills they’ll need to begin Step 1 of the Learn to Read program. Part variety show, part interactive game, The Big Reading Show features 13 episodes, each one an exploration of letters, words, text concepts, phonemic awareness, and vocabulary.

Over 5 million children have learned to read using the Hooked on Phonics program. Start your child on the path to becoming a confident lifelong reader and learner. Download Hooked on Phonics today.

• “[My kids] are excited and reciting stuff that they learned from Hooked on Phonics.” Joe – Atlanta, Georgia
• “Hooked on Phonics does it for you… it’s not hard. So as a parent, it’s doable.” – Alexa & Joe, parents and Hooked on Phonics customers
• “On the first day of school I got this good book, and I just finished it. And I’m loving reading.” Michael – Struggling Reader
• “I started getting honor roll in class.” Michelle – Reader 5 levels behind

Hooked on Phonics is FREE TO TRY. Step 1 of Learn to Read (includes 3 lessons), and the first episode of The Big Reading Show (Explorer Day), are unlocked and available for download immediately. Try it before you buy it, and experience the joy of your child reading their first book.

Terms of use:
- Hooked on Phonics provides a 7-day free trial, which upon completion, becomes a monthly subscription charged to the user’s iTunes account
- Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours prior to the end of the current period
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user by going to account settings after purchase
- No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
- The Hooked on Phonics privacy policy can be found at:

What's New in Version 5.0.12

Technical updates to increase app performance, responsiveness, and data usage. Seamlessly track progress of 3 individual readers, and use across any device.


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Customer Reviews


We've had this app a couple years. Last summer I downloaded an update and my expensive lifetime subscription disappeared. Choosing the restore option didn't work and I had to contact support to get it fixed. This summer it stopped saving my daughter's progress. I called support and they suggested we log out each time she uses it. Meanwhile the log off option is locked under parent controls. After I insisted on talking to someone else, the support person came back to say it should save progress as long as we log out and back in once. When I logged out, I couldn't get back in. I tried resetting my password three times, but the webpage to enter a new password doesn't work. I had to call support again and they had to reset it for me. Now we're waiting to see whether this even fixes the issue with saving progress. This is an expensive product to be so buggy.

Program doesn't work if not used for a month

If you take a break from the program it forces you to log back in and then never properly restores your purchases. I have contacted their support in the past and they have fixed it over the phone before, but it is frustrating to need to contact support every time you log back in to have it properly restore purchases. Especially when it is "after hours".

When the program has worked it has good content, although I don't like the "monthly subscription cost," especially when it doesn't work most of the time. My hardware is iPhone 6s Plus.

My kids love it!

This app is perfect! My little girl is learning to read and I can definitely see the progress! I also purchased the workbooks to go along with it and together this is a really good and fun tool for kids. I recommend it to all my mommy friends. Thanks Hooked on Phonics, it's working for my kids!

Hooked on Phonics - The #1 Learn to Read Program
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 5.0.12
  • Size: 324 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 4+
  • Made for Ages 5 and Under

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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