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.

What’s New

Version 6.0.30

New: Enjoy Hooked on Phonics when you have no internet connection. While you are online go to the parent menu and click 'Offline Content' to download more Steps or delete any you no longer need on your device

Ratings and Reviews

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Momofmanymarvelousmunchkins ,

New app is terrible!

We have been using hooked on phonics for 6 years and have used it to teach 3 kids to read. Then the app changed and now books take forever to load, it is much less user friendly... I’m so disappointed because now I need to find a new method to teach my kids to read. The new app also got rid of the “big reading show” which was great for pre-readers, the new “pre-reader” section is too difficult for pre-readers and expects them to read books?!?

jonathan.wagner ,

You broke it!

This is a fantastic app... when it works! I can no longer access any levels - I get bumped back to the ‘choose user’ page when I try to select a level.

The frustration is almost unbearable because the lessons are awesome, and my oldest child benefited greatly from them. Now my youngest wants to learn and is not able to.

Many app updates have come through since this problem arose and yet the app continues to be broken. This is unacceptable for an app that I paid for and worked perfectly.

Enough is enough. Get it together and fix it.

Cdnali ,

Great supplement

This is a great supplement to a child's education. The cartoons are age appropriate for the older child struggling to read.


280.6 MB

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



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In-App Purchases
  1. Unlock Step 2 $6.99
  2. Unlock Step 3 $6.99
  3. Unlock Step 4 $6.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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