Give your child a head start in reading with Ladybird's I'm Ready for Phonics! With 12 fun and motivating levels to progress through, this app supports your child’s synthetic phonics learning

"An excellent app that walks the line between education and entertainment
adroitly." Apps Playground

• Interactive space-themed games aligned to the Letters and Sounds synthetic phonics approach taught in UK primary schools
• Developed in consultation with teachers and literacy experts, it provides perfect preparation for the Phonics Screening Check at the end of Year 1.
• Learn, blend, segment and practise the 44 sounds of the English language
• Teaches initial letter sounds, phonemes (sounds) and graphemes (letters) in the order children learn them at school
• Includes essential tricky words that cannot be sounded out – such as ‘the’ and ‘said’
• A motivational rewards systems allows children to collect stars as they complete each activity
• Includes recording function so that you and your child can practise and play back the different sounds.
• Includes a practical, easy-to-understand Parent’s Guide to Phonics and a glossary of phonics terms. Use the parent’s information screen to unlock each level as your child progresses.

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What's New

Version 1.4

General bug fixes

Customer Reviews

1.4 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

HKHub1 should read the info about this!


Levels can be manually unlocked by parents or when the child completes the level.
I've only given this three stars as I've only seen level 1 so far.
My 2 year old has been playing with this. She's on the first level, and I've not chosen to unlock further levels.
My only complaint is that in Level 1, after selecting a letter there is a choice between two pics, it's either or... She just selects one straight away without hearing the phonics sound. She maybe gets 70% of them. Maybe that's cos she recognizes the first letter, but then again she's 2yrs old and it could just be the luck of the multiple choice?
We're yet to see the rest of the app, but I think level 1 could be improved with some automatic audio which plays upon selection of the letter - "find the picture with a 'fff' sound."

Not recommended


The seven dollars spent on this app is a rip off. The pictures it gives you on the summary isn't what really comes with the app. You only get one level and the rest Is locked. The only pages that it shows you that you really get are the title page and the next page.

Doesn't work!


I have never been able to get this app to work. It allows me to put in a name and it plays music, but nothing after that.


Penguin Books
184.5 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012 Penguin Books


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