Hooked on Phonics Learn & Read

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About this app

Learn to Read Program:

More than 5 million children have learned to read with Hooked on Phonics over the past 35+ years. We utilize cutting edge research and guidance from leading educational experts to teach early reading skills most effectively. Machine-learning algorithms give children more practice in areas where they are struggling, and parents gain better insight into how their children are progressing with robust reporting features.

• Perfect for preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade readers (ages 3-8)
• Correlates to Federal reading proficiency standards into 2nd grade
• More than 250 songs, award-winning videos, interactive games, reading lessons, & ebooks
• Earn virtual awards and achievement certificates
• 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 contains 42 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.


Hooked on Phonics is FREE TO TRY for 7 days. You’ll get access to the entire program from pre-reader to 2nd grade. Try it before you buy it, and experience the joy of your child reading their first book.

With a paid subscription, you will also have access to the Hooked on Spelling and Hooked on Math Apps at no additional cost (a $12/mo value). Simply download the apps and use your Hooked on Phonics login credentials!

Terms of use:
- Hooked on Phonics provides a 7-day free trial, which upon completion, becomes a monthly subscription charged to the user’s Google Play 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 the “subscriptions” section in the app store after purchase.


Practice Packs Mailed Home:
What sets Hooked on Phonics apart from other reading apps is the option to include complementary Practice Packs (additional purchase required) that help a child develop concepts of print, reinforce the lessons learned in the app, and give instructions for hands-on ideas for deeper learning at home. Built by education experts with feedback from our customers, the Practice Pack program includes 5 Pre-reader, and 15 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.

Start your child on the path to becoming a confident lifelong reader, and download Hooked on Phonics now!
Updated on
Feb 12, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 3 others
Data isn’t encrypted
You can request that data be deleted
Committed to follow the Play Families Policy

Ratings and reviews

2.81K reviews
Michelle Anderson
February 6, 2024
Worst thing... Ironically my son left this review. He gets horribly frustrated with the app as he selects the correct answer and it replies that it was the incorrect answer. This can happen multiple times before it registers the answer as correct even tho selecting the correct one all along. It definitely has helped him read, I will give you that. However, due to his level of frustration with the app issues, it is very difficult to encourage him to use it.
8 people found this review helpful
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Hooked on Phonics
February 6, 2024
Hello Michelle, We're so sorry to hear this, and we'd love to know more about your experience using the App. Please reach out to our Customer Care Team with any questions or specific feedback you'd like to share: http://www.hookedandcompany.com/contact. We look forward to hearing from you.
Hali James
January 31, 2024
I honestly may look for another app that does what I'm looking for. The pre read section needs the ability to click on letters/ pictures and hear it as many times as you want. Then once the kid feels confident they are hearing and understanding the right sound then they can drag the letter to where it goes. Also, to say lion every time you click on lion for example. Without this feature, the kid is just guessing instead of actually making a learning connection. Big big bummer. This needs change
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Hooked on Phonics
February 1, 2024
Hello Hali, Thank you for your thoughtful review. We're always striving to improve the user experience and have shared your suggestions with our Team. If there's anything else we can do to make your experience better, please reach out to us at http://www.hookedandcompany.com/contact We'd love to hear from you!
Rebecca Dunham
January 24, 2024
We've only been using this app for a few days so far, but here are my thoughts. 1) we love the content. My older son is quickly going through the pre- section to revirw before really learning to read. My younger is only 2, but wanted to try. 2) I wish the app had some kind of parental control for leaving the app, switching learners, or jumping ahead. I try to do this with them but if I have to turn my attention away, my older is prone to exit while my younger switches sections.
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Hooked on Phonics
January 26, 2024
Hi Rebecca, Thank you for your review and honest feedback. We're always trying to make improvements to our program, so we'll certainly share your recommendations with our App Team! Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or additional feedback to share: http://www.hookedandcompany.com/contact

What's new

- Minor fixes and improvements