IT WORKS! This is a complete phonics and reading curriculum for beginners. Over 52 hours of lessons! From introducing letter sounds to reading complete stories, this adaptation of the time honored McGuffey reading method comes to life as a rich interactive learning experience!

Right away, students are engaged in letter recognition accompanied by charming animations. Phonics Flashcards follow up each lesson. Students learn at a natural pace. New words are introduced right after teaching the individual phonetic components. Student then read complete stories accompanied by the beautiful original color illustrations of Robert Schoolcraft.

Comes with games and exercises including:
• Word Truckin’ - Load up your truck with the right letters, and she’s off!
• Train for Words - The train is coming up the mountain! But it need the right words to keep on chuggin’!
• Phonics Blender - Hear your own word creations with the Phonics Blender! Thousands of fun possibilities!

Other great features:
• Supports up to 10 students, and provides student progress saving and tracking.
• Teaches to visual, kinetic and auditory learners
• Designed for non-readers
• Accelerate students to first-grade reading level
• Includes special font for dyslexic readers

This app is authentic to the original school book, “McGuffey's Eclectic Primer Revised Edition”.

Invest in a reading tutor with infinite patience - “Phonics and Reading with McGuffey”.

What’s New

Version 5.1

55% reduction in file size

Ratings and Reviews

Site word & phonics easy ,

Learn to read EASY

My son uses this app and it's super easy & excellent quality. Learning to read with sight words and phonics, quick games and quiz to test understanding. The ability to move back or forward in the lesson as well as add additional users means all my younger kids will get to use this too. If they had this app for learning another language I would sign up, it's great for ESL (no matter the age) too.
Wishes for the app: ability to play site word or phonics games without being part of the lesson, that the glitch of user names disappearing would be fixed. (Pay attention to the lesson # your child is on you can move back to it)

Mule blinders ,

One pedagogical flaw

This is a good app, but there is one pedagogical flaw that I can't get past. At the end of the quiz, if the child misses a certain number of answers, he gets a big blue circle and a voice says "You have failed the quiz" and the program boots the child back to the beginning of the lesson. Sheesh! I thought that kind of stuff went out with the original McGuffeys! How about "good try, let's try it again." It's makes me not want to subject my Pre-school grandchildren to such categoric language.

Monogue ,

Autistic son! Amazing app for him!

My autistic son is non verbal and is only 6 years old. This is an amazing app for him to practice on. We use an app called touch chat however very expensive and this one helps them to practice not necessarily speaking for them. I call the other app "A Voice for Jayce". This one is actually teaching him. Thank you very much for this app. So worth the money!


Scott Yannitell
98.9 MB

Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Scott Yannitell 2016


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