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
Jul 3, 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 is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
Committed to follow the Play Families Policy

Ratings and reviews

2.9K reviews
Kate M
March 26, 2024
We started using the app a few weeks ago, and it is working quite well. We use it approximately 2-3 times a week for about 30 minutes each time to assist in supplementing what our child is learning in school. She enjoys the interaction and has already improved in her reading. She feels quite proud when she reads the book at the end of each section. We have appreciated the content. They sent materials to our home, yet we have not used this, so we paused that part of it.
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Hooked on Phonics
March 27, 2024
Hi Kate, thank you for sharing your experience using Hooked on Phonics. We love that you've customized the program to suit your family's needs and that it's working out well for you. High fives to your kiddo for her progress, and happy reading!
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.
28 people found this review helpful