Start your child’s journey in reading and writing with an Adventure! Your child will explore the world of letters sounds, as they travel in their hot air balloon, discovering new and exciting environments, while they learn how to read. 

This app enables your child to:
Hear the letter sounds
Recognise the letter sounds
See letter formation
Write the letters themselves
Blend sounds in words for reading
Identify sounds in words for spelling (segmenting)
Key Features:

Suitable for children aged 3+
Choice of American or British English audio and spelling
Choice of print or precursive letters
Activities for learning the main sounds in English

What’s New

Version 2.2

Listen to JOLLY SONGS as you embark on your phonics adventure…

Play the Jolly Song for each letter sound by tapping on the sun!

Improvements including fixing animation bugs, solving some performance and reliability issues have been made

Improvements have been made to fix persistent bugs for iPad users

More updates to the app are coming soon, and we can't wait to get them into your hands!

Ratings and Reviews

1.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

:::::kirsten ,

Won't download

Really disappointing, paid for an app that won't download. If you know there is an issue with the latest iOS as stated in their app support than that is a bug that definitely needs fixing!!!!

Also have just seen the review that the songs aren't included, what a waste of money.

Developer Response ,

We're sorry to hear of the problem. The bug mentioned on our support page is a bug in Apple's iOS. Please ensure you update your device and try downloading your purchase from the App Store again. We would also like to make you aware that the Jolly Songs are available in their own dedicated app.

101Chops ,

Jacqui Tarquinio

I’ve never had any problems with this app. I have been using it for years! It helps children to learn and identify sounds and then blend these sounds together. However parental supervision is advisable (when writing) to support children to follow the correct letter formation.

Hmmm99 ,


I thought, for the price I paid, that it would've been more than just the sound of the letter and how to write it. It would be a lot better if the app had the Jolly Phonics tunes with each letter/sounds. I'll be uninstalling this app for now until it gets better. $10 down the drain :(

Developer Response ,

We're sorry to hear of your disappointment. There is actually a lot more in the app than just the sounds and the letters. The child starts by learning three sounds, touching the green arrows to get to the one. After the first three letters (s, a, t) have been formed correctly the child will be taken to the ant letter sound recognition activity, then the worm blending game and finally the caterpillar spelling game. After this three more letter sounds are taught (/i/, /p/, /n/). When all the activities have been completed for the first six letter sounds there is a bonus game. There are seven letter sounds groups in total each with a bonus game. Please review the information page in the app for further details. Also the Jolly songs are now available in their own dedicated app.

App Privacy

The developer, Jolly Learning, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

No Details Provided

The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


121.2 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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