Hooked on Phonics Learn & Read

Hooked on Phonics Learn & Read

By Hooked on Phonics

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2013-01-03
  • Current Version: 6.0.39
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 292.71 MB
  • Developer: Hooked on Phonics
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 1.94118
From 17 Ratings



Learning Program: More than 5 million children have learned to read with Hooked on Phonics. With the help of early childhood education experts, we have enhanced the Hooked on Phonics App greatly with this launch, and are utilizing the most cutting edge research to most effectively teach early reading skills. We have included machine-learning algorithms to give children more practice in areas where they are struggling, and will give parents better insight into how their children are progressing with brand new reporting features. • Perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade readers (ages 3-7). • Correlates to federal and state reading proficiency standards into 2nd 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 Pre-reader section may be a good place to start. The Pre-reader section 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. WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU DOWNLOAD: Hooked on Phonics is FREE TO TRY. Step 1 of Learn to Read (includes 3 lessons), and the first episode of Pre-reader 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 https://hookedonphonics.com/terms-of-service/ Practice Pack Program: What sets Hooked on Phonics apart from other reading apps is the option to include complementary Practice Packs that help a child develop concepts of print, as well as appealing to even more types of learners with off-the-page, hands-on ideas for deeper learning at home. Built using feedback from education experts and our customers, the Practice Pack program includes 5 Pre-reader, and 12 Learn to Read packs that include workbooks, stickers, storybooks, and in the first Pre-reader pack, flashcards that are sent to the home, monthly. Users can customize how often they receive these shipments through their account dashboard to tailor the pacing to each family’s needs. Created in conjunction with the App, the Practice Packs allow children to engage in different modalities of learning, review the skills they’ve gained in the App, and practice hands-on skills—like writing and tracing—that can’t be mastered in a digital setting. The result is an immersive program of learning experiences that keeps kids highly engaged in learning to read.


  • Won’t load past 33%

    By wkboardr23
    Just downloaded the app. Was excited to use this app for my kids. First time using it won’t even load past 33%. Super disappointing...So far this has been a big flop!
  • App still not loading. Update did not work

    By Polar user
    I signed up on for subscription on Monday and app would not load. Updated yesterday and it still does not load today Thursday.
  • Won’t load past 67%

    By Kris in WA
    I was excited to have my kids try this while we wait for our Hooked on Phonics books/workbooks to arrive in the mail. I should have read the app reviews before purchasing. It just won’t load for the kids to play
  • Glitchy app

    By ClassiQly
    Glitchy app, it’s so annoying. Sometimes it won’t even load and other times it loses my child place in the program and we have to start over or where we “think” we left off. Very disappointed in this app. They should have left it alone..
  • The app has so many glitches

    By dmkelk
    I’ve used hooked on phonics before and loved it. Decided to start it again with my 5 year old. She remembered it and was so excited. I downloaded the app and immediately have had issues. It will not load for me to log in or get to the lessons at all. I’ve tried continuously for two days now and haven’t been able to log in but once. I’ve tried deleting and redownloading the app multiple times. Very disappointed.
  • Progress

    By Deanakate
    My 5 year old son has been struggling with his letters for about a year now. Even in preschool he struggled, and then the pandemic hit and I had to figure out how to teach even what his teachers couldn’t. After a few months of struggle at home, I purchased Hooked on Phonics. Within 1 practice pack my son now remembers 6 letters and sounds. He can match the letter to the picture with the sound. We use the books and the app at the same time. He begins the lesson with the letter song and then we work out of the book with the song playing again. When he struggles to remember as we work, he asks for the song again. He also likes the games in the app and I like that he is using multiple modalities so he works on it longer with less frustration.
  • Zero stars

    By NGV007
    I hate the new app layout! Fire everyone in Marketing and the CEO who told them it was a good idea!!! It’s sooooo boring now. It’s all bees and butterflies and pastel colors?! What is that about? The songs aren’t even fun to watch anymore. Before we would dance with the kids in the video... now I’m suppose to watch a bee fly from one end of the screen to the other? How are we suppose to mimic that? So disappointed. I purchased the lifetime subscription in 2017 - and now my plan has been automatically been changed to monthly with an expiration date? Ummm... ok?! I actually wouldn’t mind it I found the app to be superior but it actually downgraded significantly. The old app was easy to use - not that this version is hard. It’s just not as intuitive as the old version. It’s super slow too. If you pick the wrong answer you have to wait FOREVER to reset so you can pick the correct one. In the meantime the kid has picked the correct one but now thinks it’s the wrong one because it didn’t give him a screen full of stars... and so they pick the wrong one again... and then you have to wait again for it to reset.... omg, so hard to sit through!!!
  • App does not work

    By TurboVenus
    App does not load.
  • I only sampled this app

    By hoodbaby34
    Animation seems to be really nice. Has a nice catchy alphabet song that I think a kid would easily catch onto and learn the alphabet quickly. When learning a word the kid gets 3 words to choose the word that sounds like the letter...for example, let’s say your kid is learning the word A, there would be an alligator, an axe, and an ape. They have to then move the word to a box that will let them know if they chose the right one I.e. A (ah, ah, A).. axe (ahx). Although I think the little spider thing is weird/creepy overall I don’t think it’s a bad app ( I haven’t tried the paid subscription to unlock the whole app). $7.99 gets you 1 month trial, $29.99 gets you 6 months subscription, and $49.99 gets you 1yr subscription.
  • App won’t load

    By emilyinaustin
    I saw that other users were having this problem, but that recent updates were supposed to fix this. I have the most recent version of the app but it stops loading at 40% after selecting a game. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled the app and problem still occurring. Please advise. Thanks