Hooked on Phonics - The #1 Learn to Read Program

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 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 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.

• “[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

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.

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
- The Hooked on Phonics privacy policy can be found at: https://www.hookedonphonics.com/privacy/

Hooked on Phonics - The #1 Learn to Read Program App Description & Overview

The applications Hooked on Phonics - The #1 Learn to Read Program was published in the category Education on 2013-01-03 and was developed by Hooked on Phonics. The file size is 309.09 MB. The current version is 5.0.12 and works well on 7.0 and high ios versions.

Technical updates to increase app performance, responsiveness, and data usage. Seamlessly track progress of 3 individual readers, and use across any device.

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Paid for a year then they forgot who I was  TKTKdgfdghcd  1 star

Ffs how hard is it to have accounts

Ney True

What happened to the other app??  Ney True  1 star

I purchased the app before and it looks like you've removed it from the App Store then redeveloped it making this one??? Now, I'm unable to open the old app up or restore purchase in this new version??!? Where does that leave users with the old app????


wish they would fix problems  Momstephs  1 star

Been on for a year and my kid hates it because it never saves work so he never completes units. I don't mind making him redo stuff occasionally because practice is good. But after a year of complaints you would think they would just fix the app. Yes I contacted support several times. I'm a parent, I don't have time to constantly ask you to fix something I pay for.


Buggy  BenSS  2 star

We've had this app a couple years. Last summer I downloaded an update and my expensive lifetime subscription disappeared. Choosing the restore option didn't work and I had to contact support to get it fixed. This summer it stopped saving my daughter's progress. I called support and they suggested we log out each time she uses it. Meanwhile the log off option is locked under parent controls. After I insisted on talking to someone else, the support person came back to say it should save progress as long as we log out and back in once. When I logged out, I couldn't get back in. I tried resetting my password three times, but the webpage to enter a new password doesn't work. I had to call support again and they had to reset it for me. Now we're waiting to see whether this even fixes the issue with saving progress. This is an expensive product to be so buggy.

Pilot Fab

Great Content but does not keep progress  Pilot Fab  3 star

The App has a great content; however, it does a lousy job keeping track of the progress. We have read one complete section to find out the next day shown as incomplete. It is very frustrating especially for the kids that wants to work with App by themselves.


awesome  hailey_blaire_ya  5 star

it's great ;)


No Sound  MsLady15  2 star

App doesn't have any sound. Uninstall and reinstall and still no sound

I love High5!

My kids love it!  I love High5!  5 star

This app is perfect! My little girl is learning to read and I can definitely see the progress! I also purchased the workbooks to go along with it and together this is a really good and fun tool for kids. I recommend it to all my mommy friends. Thanks Hooked on Phonics, it's working for my kids!


Program doesn't work if not used for a month  Immortal_Frog  1 star

If you take a break from the program it forces you to log back in and then never properly restores your purchases. I have contacted their support in the past and they have fixed it over the phone before, but it is frustrating to need to contact support every time you log back in to have it properly restore purchases. Especially when it is "after hours". When the program has worked it has good content, although I don't like the "monthly subscription cost," especially when it doesn't work most of the time. My hardware is iPhone 6s Plus.


Fantastic  5girl8  5 star

My younger son heard some of the songs while his brother was doing the lessons, and needed to get in on the learning fun. Great App!


Amazing!  CurryJenn  5 star

My students (even those who HATE to read) absolutely love this app!!!


No sound playing :(  ShannonB0919  1 star

Can't hear anything


Hooked on phics  Chrisf50  1 star

Waste of money 1st level doesn't work


Not working  Natzcat  1 star

Ever since the update it has become glitchy and stuck. Please fix so I can teach my daughter to read!


Great Update!  MariaRJH  5 star

I love the new content; very fun with a cool new interface.


The app does not work  LuvbabyMJ  1 star

The app is not working. I installed the app, clicked to open it, it appeared to open and them eh screen went dark and the app closed. I deleted it and re installed and rebooted my iPad and it still does not work. Please advise

Clyde Bosco

The stories are still the best reward!  Clyde Bosco  5 star

I've been using Hooked on Phonics for a long time. I love the new version. In spite of all the new features, the BEST part is all the different stories that kids read and share. I love them!

Jackie On

Can't get it to work!  Jackie On  3 star

First we lost the sound on one iPad for this app than the second iPad which worked up until about a week ago does not open at all!! Very frustrating since we like the app. Every time there's an update something else goes wrong. It's wonderful when it works. Can someone fix these issues plz!!

Lady Gees

Hooked on phonics learn to read program  Lady Gees  5 star

I love this app it's going to help me with my child's reading skills so he can do better at his reading thank you for this tool.

Zu's iTunes

Finally something that holds my son's attention  Zu's iTunes  5 star

I've tried Dr Suess books and other beginner books and nothing holds my sons attention for more than 1 minute. But I am happy to say he does like hooked on phonics. We are only up to lesson 5, but he is actually reading and sounding out words. Very cool!

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