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.
Updated on
Nov 9, 2022

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
3.62K reviews
starr hargrove
December 21, 2022
Hooked on Phonics is absolutely the worse app I have ever had!! I can't login to cancel the subscription. It keeps saying incorrect password. I know my password, plus there is not an option to change the password. They keep sending me message saying final notice. They are still trying to process a payment for something I do NOT want. Just bull!
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Hooked on Phonics
December 21, 2022
Hello Starr, We want to sort this out for you ASAP. Please send us an email at contact@hookedandcompany.com or chat with us 9am-5pm Eastern today: bit.ly/3uivWEi and we'll handle this for you. Thank you in advance.
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.
Kim Harris
June 10, 2020
3 stars because he was showing progress before issues started. Originally purchased the app before they changed it. Since it has changed we've had lots of issues of progress not being saved. I also recently have had issues with loading. It seems to get to 33% and sit there for about 5 minutes before either it times out or opens up but runs slow. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling it more than once. I even tried it on my other devices and we are running to into the same issue.
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Hooked on Phonics
June 10, 2020
Hi Kim! The issue(s) you mention are already noted and being worked on as we speak by our dedicated developer team! It's not you, you're doing everything right. It is our top priority to make sure these issues are fixed. Thank you for your patience! Please email jamie.levinthal@hookedonphonics.com if you need anything immediately.

What's new

- App rebranding
- Added account deletion
- Resolved various bugs