This is the app to get if you are passionate about your child learning to read, and your child is getting ready to start school, in reception or year 1, or older but needs some help with reading.

It teaches phonics with the voice of an English reception teacher, and handwriting (including joined up) just like your local school. It has a first set of storybooks for them to read - like Biff and Chip, but written specifically for children learning to read using the synthetic phonics method of teaching reading as used in school and outlined in the national curriculum.

Your child will prefer our books to paper books, because they help them read - if they get stuck, they tap a word to get help sounding it out. You will prefer our books, because the quizzes check they can read the words and understand them.

The books get progressively harder, but kids don’t realise because they are getting better at reading all the time.

Our apps are used in hundreds of UK primary schools. One of only nine education apps awarded the top A+ rating by Balefire Labs.

How it works
* 7-day free trial with no commitment and full access
* The £1.49 monthly and £14.99 annual subscription unlock access to all books and phonics levels for an unlimited number of children
* Once subscribed, your subscription auto-renews each month or annually. However, you can easily turn auto renew off via the Settings app
* Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase
* Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
* Cannot cancel current subscription during its subscription period
* Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable

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What’s New

Version 2.6.1

Improved support for iPhone XR

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

Rionnahsmum ,

Amazing App

My youngest age 7 has just started back at school and I want to help give her a boost in her reading. Being the eldest in her class I feel she should be more advanced than the rest and noticed her struggling with the sounds. Most likely down to me not knowing how to use phonics correctly as the school never had a parents class to teach us. Through reading the info along with this app I understand it all so much better and my daughter has actually surprised me as to how much she already knows. Through reading the info I have found that her school is one of many that use books that don't focus on sounds she has learnt through phonics as the funding using in place to buy the proper books. Something I will look into through the PTFA. This app not only give the the proper words for sounds they learn but gets them tracing and saying the new sounds as they go along and she has so much fun answering the questions to word sounds correctly, any she gets wrong she is eager to correct. I’m on my 7 day free trail atm but once it’s up I will purchase for the year as it will be well worth the money as it has already got her confidence up. Thank you so much for this app I will recommend to other adults at my children’s school. Xx

Developer Response ,

Thank you for taking the time to write this. If your school is interested in using the app, ask them to email

BozzaLamb ,

Fabulous App

After trying numerous apps for our daughter who has Downs Syndrome we came across this one.
She is 4.5 years and has trouble writing and blending words. This app enables her to follow a set pattern of writing and reading using letter sounds, and blending. You get regular update emails with progress and certificates to print off when levels have been completed.
It’s a brilliant App and great to try before you purchase. It’s only £1.49 a month or cheaper if you buy for year straight out.
Really worth it. Highly recommend this app.

K bah ,

Pocket phonics

Fab app very good , it is amazing app my daughter started using it in reception,she is now in year 4,her reading levels is just getting better by the day all due to pocket phonics app she now reads like a year 6 pupil which is amazing. My 5 years old is improving,he doing great in his reading at school. I will recommend this app because it is very good and easy to use it makes the kids love reading books and help read them independently

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