Hairy Phonics 3 4+

Nessy Learning Limited

Designed for iPad

    • $4.99



The final Phonics app in the Hairies series! Learning phonics is the best way to learn to read and spell. Now introducing, vowel-r and magic ‘e’.

The final Phonics app in the Hairies series! Learning phonics is the best way to learn to read and spell. Now introducing, vowel-r and magic ‘e’.

When the letter ‘r’ follows a vowel, the vowel is forced to change its sound.

Magic E states when the letter sits at the end of the word it’s usually silent and strengthens the preceding vowel to say its name.

- Learn 9 phonemes (sounds): ar, or, er, ir, ur, a-e, o-e, i-e, o-e, u-e
- Guides your child through a structured sequence of learning.
- Phonic animations link an action with the sound.
- Trace the letters with your finger.
- Play games to blend the phonemes into a whole word and improve understanding
- Sound out words and understand how the digraph changes the sound of the word
- Release 6 new Hairies at the Yeti Igloo
This is a particularly important skill for those with dyslexia.
Designed for 4-6 year olds.
This app is strictly educational and has no in-app purchases.


Brilliant game. Children learn without realising. – Tina Tortoise

Very good Good consolidation activities for students learning long vowels and the 'magic e' / split digraph spelling pattern. A good introduction/addition for teacher-led phonics activities. – Ceri Williams

What’s New

Version 2.1.0

Updates to support latest devices and iOS versions.

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Bloom_au ,

Slow and boring unfortunately

I tried this with 6 year olds and really wanted it to be good. Unfortunately it was very slow and boring for the students and myself. It was neither challenging or engaging.

Patdi ,

Hairy Phonics 3

Owning all Nessy products is indicative of my product support and confidence of their quality as an appropriate teaching resource. However the Hairy Phonics would better suit teachers if access could be gained to particular letter patterns without having to go through a preselected list. The split vowels are done well but are only accessed by /r/ bound digraphs which are not necessarily needed.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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