Kahoot! Learn to Read by Poio

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About this game

Kahoot! Poio Read makes it possible for kids to learn to read on their own.

This award-winning learning app has taught over 100,000 children how to read by giving them the phonics training they need to recognise letters and their sounds, so that they can read new words.


Access to the contents and functionality of this app requires a subscription to Kahoot!+ Family. The subscription starts with a 7 day free trial and can be cancelled at any time before the end of the trial.

The Kahoot!+ Family subscription gives your family access to premium Kahoot! features and 3 award-winning learning apps for math and reading.


Kahoot! Poio Read takes your child on an adventure where they have to master phonics to save the Readlings.

Letters and their corresponding sounds are gradually introduced as your child explores the world, and your child will use these sounds to read bigger and bigger words. The game will adapt to the child's level and every word they master will be added to a fairy-tale story, so that the child feels like they are writing the story themselves.

The goal is for your child to be able to show of their newfound skills by reading the story to you, their siblings or impressed grandparents.


Kahoot! Poio Read is a unique approach to phonics teaching, where children are in charge of their own learning journey.

1. Kahoot! Poio Read is a game designed to engage your child through play and ignite their curiosity for reading.

2. The game continuously adapts to each child's level of skill, providing a sense of mastery and keeping the child motivated.

3. Keep track of your child’s achievements with our email reports, and get advice on how to initiate a positive dialogue to reinforce learning.

4. The goal is for your child to read the story book to you, their siblings or impressed grandparents.



Inside the game there is a book. It’s empty when your child starts playing. However, as the game unfolds, it will fill up with words and unravel the mysteries of the fantasy world.


Readlings are cute bugs who eat alphabet letters. They are very picky about what they like, and have different personalities. The child controls them all!


Poio, the main character of the game, catches the cute Readlings. He needs their help to read the book he has stolen from them. As they collected words at each level, children will spell them out in order to read the book.


The troll and the Readlings live on an island, in the forest, a desert valley and a winter land. The goal of each straw-level is to eat as many vowels as possible and find a new word for the book. A sub goal is to rescue all the trapped Readlings. To unlock the cages where the Readings are trapped, we give children phonic tasks to practice letter sounds and spelling.


For every Reading they rescue, children are rewarded with the opportunity to enter a special “house”. This gives them a break from the intense phonetics training. Here, they can use the gold coins they collect to furnish and decorate the house, while playing with the subjects and verbs of everyday objects.


The cards encourage children to find new things and to practice more. The board of cards also serves as a playful instruction menu for the elements in the game.

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Updated on
Mar 26, 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.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
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Committed to follow the Play Families Policy

Ratings and reviews

581 reviews
Do as I say Not as I do!
March 15, 2024
Love it for my children, I homeschool. my daughter has issues with reading, we've done hooked in phonics and while it helps she still had a hard time reading/remembering. I've tried all kinds of different reading apps, plus when they were in public school first grade. She still struggled. Since getting kahoot kids my daughter has improved DRASTICALLY and is doing much better, not just in reading but in math, specifically multiplication. Only issue is no more levels, she's done with the book.
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John Terhune
December 28, 2020
Poio consists of several mini-games (gathering letters/words, matching sounds with text, and assembling words) stiched together to keep children's interest as they practice reading skills and unlock a story. It is a well designed game and accomplishes it's goal. Where it differentiates itself from similar games, however, is it's awful pricing model. Despite being an offline game, it requires an expensive subscription to play, ending up 10x more expensive. While good, it's not worth the cost.
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April 6, 2021
Thanks, Poio is part of the Kahoot! Family+ and Premier+ subscription packs. Also included are 4 award winning DragonBox apps (Numbers and Big Numbers) which help to teach math in fun ways, and the Kahoot! app itself where you can have up to 20 or 50 players, depending on the subscription: https://kahoot.com/register/pricing-personal/
Clare & Yiing
January 17, 2021
Good learning program, I don't mind paying for the subscription to support well-developed apps. One star because the program keeps switching to other languages mid-stream. If I quit the app, goes back to English. However, when I come back after 10 min or so, I'll see my child working on the app in a different language. As far as I can tell, the user cannot change the language after initial set-up. Also, my child got to the end of chapter 1 but could not advance. I looked through the app, various screens, etc, and could not see any way to advance. When I clicked on any of the characters, the app just said, "Ebba wants to rest", etc.
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January 21, 2021
Hi, please contact us at contact@poio.com for assistance. You can click on the cog on the map screen to see if you have another profile in a different language. And it's possible that your child has not put all of the words from chapter 1 into the book - please check for words in the water on the map screen, and also click on the chapter 2 lock.

What's new

For 2024, Kahoot! Learn to Read by Poio got a makeover! You can now manage your account and profiles settings in a brand new Parents menu and discover amazing new profile avatars!

If you have a Kahoot! Kids subscription and a Kahoot! account, you can now use and manage your profiles between the Kahoot! Learn to Read by Poio and Kahoot! Kids app.