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 36 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

What's New

Version 5.0.23

Fixed a bug that was causing some users to have problems syncing across multiple devices.

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
58 Ratings
58 Ratings
I love High5!

So much fun! Great app!

The Hooked on Phonics app is great! My daughter loves it and has learned so much already. The big reading show portion was fun and educational and was a great review of the alphabet and the sounds before going into the rest of the steps. The videos are super catchy and she sings them all the time! The little games on the app are also great because she gets to interact with the lesson. I honestly love how many ebooks there are for her to read in the app! This app is well worth the subscription because it’s a great program and she’s having fun while she does it. I think it’s going to help her as she gets ready for the new school year. Thank you!

Developer Response

Love to hear it! Thanks so much for your feedback. We're happy your kids are having a fun time learning to read.


Need to fix app! Stuck at level 1 an words.

Just purchased the hooked on phonics bundle with life time subscription to the app for $300 and my daughter is stuck at the am words level one part where you tap the word that makes flowers before the an story. It only gives her 2 words but needs 3 to pass the level. Please fix so she can use the app. She was really liking it until she got stuck because there is a bug. Thanks. Will change rating when she can use the app.

Developer Response

Hey Liz, we're aware that this is occurring and really sorry about it! Could you please email me directly at with the level this occurred so that we can continue investigating and hopefully resolve it quickly. We're so sorry for the inconvenience!


Extremely buggy

Constantly asks for you to sign up for a subscription in the app even though I have already done so via iOS. And then doesn’t recognize my login at various points when it asks me to login (manage storage). That’s all aggravating enough, but even worse is the app is not letting my son progress beyond step one. For whatever reason we can’t get to step two (despite subscription and registering) so it’s more or less worthless after a few run throughs.

Developer Response

Hey there, I'm sorry you've encountered this log-in and account problem. I would really appreciate it if you could email me directly so that I can get a bit more information about what you're experiencing and hopefully resolve it. Email me at Thank you!


329.1 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Sandviks, HOP
In-App Purchases
  1. Hooked on Phonics $6.99
  2. Hooked on Phonics $7.99
  3. Can Man eBook $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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