Hooked on Phonics Learn & Read

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About this app

Learning Program:

More than 5 million children have learned to read with Hooked on Phonics. With the help of early childhood education experts, we have enhanced the Hooked on Phonics App greatly with this launch, and are utilizing the most cutting edge research to most effectively teach early reading skills. We have included machine-learning algorithms to give children more practice in areas where they are struggling, and will give parents better insight into how their children are progressing with brand new reporting features.

• Perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade readers (ages 3-7).

• Correlates to federal and state reading proficiency standards into 2nd 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 36 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. Step 1 of Learn to Read (includes 3 lessons), and the first episode of Pre-reader 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


Practice Pack Program:

What sets Hooked on Phonics apart from other reading apps is the option to include complementary Practice Packs that help a child develop concepts of print, as well as appealing to even more types of learners with off-the-page, hands-on ideas for deeper learning at home. Built using feedback from education experts and our customers, the Practice Pack program includes 5 Pre-reader, and 12 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.
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Jun 13, 2022

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3.28K reviews
Cesar & Selene Aviles
July 23, 2022
My 8 yr old was having trouble reading. It was to the point to frustration and lack of reading. She hated it! But when she began hooked on phonics her reading skills change. She loves reading and practice reading words on restaurants, cereal box, or just anywhere we go. So, know I have to be careful with text messages, lol 😆.
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Hooked on Phonics
July 27, 2022
Hi there, we are thrilled that your daughter has seen success with our program. Sorry about those text messages - short term problem/long term win, right!?!
Jennifer McKern
April 8, 2022
App won't load up. I've uninstalled and reinstalled like I was told to do from customer support. I was finally able to download 1 book but when I went to the next section it stopped working again and 30 minutes later the app was still spinning. If I uninstall it I'll lose everything. This is UNACCEPTABLE. I purchased hooked on phonics from the website. I don't understand why I can't use the website to get what I paid for instead of using an app that has never worked since the day I installed it.
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Hooked on Phonics
April 12, 2022
Hello Jennifer, We're sorry to hear that, we want to make this right. Please reach out to our team at contact@hookedonphonics.com or chat us here 9AM-5PM: https://bit.ly/3HuLVn7, and we will help get you up and running ASAP. Thank you!
Rachel Adams
August 29, 2021
The new version is awful. My daughter loved the old version and learned so quickly. She's in first grade and can read beyond second grade level. We were still going through hooked on phonics for practice and reinforcement. She's struggling with a lot of it because it's confusing and boring. It makes no sense. Why would you ruin an amazing and loved program? I think everyone who experienced the old version wants it back. It actually worked and kids wanted to do it. Please listen to us!
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Hooked on Phonics
August 31, 2021
Hi Rachel, We're sorry to hear that you're disappointed with our App. Please know that we're always trying to improve our program, and will share your feedback with our Product Development Team.

What's new

Fixed an issue where the app analytics were not working as intended