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Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read – Preschool & Kindergarten Sight Words, Reading Games, Vowel Sounds

Age Level: Ages 0–5
By Developer: Hooked on Phonics

Phonics, gradual learning, games, quick results, toe tapping music, all mixed in with loads of fun learning games, that's what this app has to offer. There is a reason the learning method “Hooked on Phonics” is a household name since 1987. With multiple interactive learning experiences, kids can enjoy it more than ever.

You can download the app for free to get a good taste of what it has to offer. In this free version (Step 1), introduces the short vowel sound for the letter “A”. Through a 3 part series of game-like steps, the player will learn letter sounds, how these become words and finally a story that they will be able to easily read. This is not a free two minute “get a quick look” download.

Following the lesson are 3 additional books for the player to read.

Additional levels are available with in-app purchasing. The whole program has 36 lessons in all. Each lesson increases gradually in difficulty, utilizing earlier lesson and building on them. The app provides for up to 3 players.

Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


  • Step 1 free to try
  • Phonics
  • Loaded with interactive fun
  • Reinforces early reading skills
  • Educational games

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