Hooked on Phonics - The #1 Learn to Read Program App Description & Overview
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 200 songs, award-winning videos, interactive games, reading lessons, & ebooks.
• Earn virtual awards and achievements.
• 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.
• IT'S HIGHLY EFFECTIVE AND INCREDIBLY FUN!
Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read contains 24 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.
WHAT PARENTS AND KIDS ARE SAYING:
• “[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
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 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.
- 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
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Hooked on Phonics - The #1 Learn to Read Program Reviews
The reading program itself is great. My kids love it and I really saw improvement. The reason I'm only giving 3 stars is because they have technical issues with the automatic renewal they need to fix but haven't. Month after month my account is charged but when my kids go to use the app a screen pops up to select a purchase method.
I've email at least 4 times (every month) and they have to go and give me access again.
Why should I have to email every month to be able to use an app that I'm automatically being charged for? It's a hassle and I've had enough. If they can't fix it then it's pointless to me and I suggest anyone thinking about signing up decided if they really want to be emailing the company every month in order to use something they are already paying for.
It's so disappointing to me. I would think a great company like this would be more on top of making sure their programs are running smoothly for their paying customers.
I will add that they do respond in a reasonable time frame to emails, but I still feel like this should be a fairly easy fix on their part. I don't understand why they just won't fix it.
Loved it and then...
By Tiny Wrighles
I usually watch my son while he's using this app. I stepped away for a moment while he was putting 3 letter words together such as P AN, well those were the letters visible, however, the voice-over was saying AM instead of AN. I freaked out! I wonder how many times this has happened when I have stepped away? This is VERY disturbing and, clearly, detrimental to my son learning how to read!!! This glitch MUST be fixed immediately. My son loves the app and I know it could be an amazing tool, but holy cow!!!
After having and paying for this app for a month +, the letters never changed. It was always the same 5 or so letters. Thumbs down on this app. It's expensive and glitchy. There's potential, but you need new developers. Your UX folks seem to be on point.
Disabled previous app, now wants to charge me again
I previously purchased the classroom edition. Today I went to work with my son, and the app won't even load. It just crashes. I checked the App Store, and this is the only hooked on phonics app now. They want to charge me $6.99/mo or another $49.99/lifetime for something I already purchased from them. Very disappointing. Will not be repurchasing.
Won't load new lessons!
Loved the trial and since I have purchased it, it has frustrated me to no end. Loading new lessons is impossible and majority of the time doesn't work or takes FOREVER. We should be able to load more than one lesson at a time without it resetting. Also, the progress constantly resets especially if you are using the program on more than 1 device. Not a useful program if it frustrates the parents and the kids have given up on it since it "doesn't work" for them.
I am very happy with this app. Our Kindergartener was reading in no time with this. Very well done lessons.
My child was desperate to read. The school just wasn't teaching it yet. I started with starfall and wallykazam apps. My child developed the reading readiness skills from these apps. I paid for Hooked on Phonics and did one lesson per day or every other day. It is excellent. My child reads now. I believe these three apps did it all. This app gave my child confidence and an enjoyment for reading.
Update: It is now the end of March and my child went from a Dra A to a Dra G since kindergarten began. We are also using the Kids A to Z app to help with reading and comprehension. My goal is to get her to end of first grade Dra level. We are close thanks to Hooked on Phonics and 30 minutes a day of reading out loud.
Great reading program, BUT.....
By Big Buck$
It's such a great reading program, but progress is constantly loss! It's frustrating when you try to save progress for multiple readers! Overall, great learning tool.
DO NOT DOWNLOAD IT TAKES YOUR MONEY
I signed up and paid for the subscription but my app will not open at all!!! On top of that I emailed the company to cancel my subscription and never got a response so instead I changed my bank card so I won't be charged.
Decided to use the free trial, which my son loved. Was about to purchase but now the sound isn't working. I'm using an iphone7. I will consider purchasing if they fix the bugs.
Losing progress is frustrating to kids
Really annoying bug here, folks.
Great Program and Great Customer Support!!!
We initially used the Hooked On Phonics App a couple of years ago to accelerate my daughter's reading (she was four at the time). After powering through the entire program my daughter was well on her way to being an advanced reader. I wouldn't solely rely on the app (still gotta be an active parent in other ways), but it helped tremendously. A couple of years after using the app and deleting the old content we wanted to re-visit to help my son start down his reading path. We were saddened to discover that all of the material we had previously paid for was no longer available, but instead of simply re-purchasing the bundle I reached out to the Support team to see if they could find our previous purchases and re-apply them to our account. Sherry was incredibly helpful and was able to get us the bundle... We're confident he'll be caught up in no time : )
Great app but won't open
By Mlls 90
Have had this app for at least 6 months. Love the app but it will no longer open on my 2 iPads . Would have rated it as 5 stars but is totally useless now. Please pay attention and fix the problem!