The #1 learn-to-read app from Scandinavia.
Poio helps your child learn how to read through play.
For ages 3-8 years, based on British English pronunciation.
EXPLORATION SPARKS CURIOSITY
Poio is a new gamified learning method that enables children to teach themselves how to read. The method is designed to place the child in charge of their own learning process, and by adapting to their evolving abilities and explorative playful nature, we boost their self-esteem.
THE GOAL IS TO READ THE STORY
The story takes place on a magical island, inhabited by a group of letter bugs called Readlings.
Your child will help a troll, named Poio, learn how to read the storybook he has stolen from the Readlings. These cute characters introduce letters, words and the story in a coherent fantasy world that unravels scene-by-scene. The game is full of tasks of increasing complexity, which helps the child to practice letter shapes, spell words and improve their phonetic awareness. Ultimately your child will make friends with all the Readlings and read the story book for the troll; and then for you, younger siblings or impressed grandparents.
A FREE E-MAIL SERVICE
Parents can follow their child’s individual development as they progress through the game, sent via regular e-mail reports. Take part in Poio’s family friendly learning journey!
THE GAME ELEMENTS
#1 THE FAIRY TALE BOOK
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.
#2 THE READLINGS
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!
#3 A TROLL
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.
#4 STRAW ISLAND
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.
#6 COLLECTABLE CARDS
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.
Poio is made by a father, teacher and tech-expert who quit his job to find a better way for children to crack the reading code. As of spring 2019, Poio has helped more than 100,000 Scandinavian children learn how to read. Our goal is to empower children all around the world to learn to read through play.
The #1 learn-to-read app from Scandinavia.
Start your child’s reading journey through play.
Launched in collaboration with Kahoot! to make learning awesome.
Ratings and Reviews
Spillet er bra og jeg tror det er lærerikt. Men nå med iphoneX er det nesten umulig for min datter å plassere bokstavene på «bokstavtavla», fordi man åpner andre apper med «linja» i bunn av skjermen, hvor bokstavene skal plukkes opp...
Håper det gjøres noen forbedringer der..
Developer Response ,
Hei! Takk for at du sier ifra! Vi har hittil ikke testet mye på iPhone X, men skal absolutt se på det! :)
Dette var en en stor og positiv overraskelse. Vår datter på 5 lærte seg å lese enkle ord etter bare en uke med Poio! Vi gleder oss til fortsettelsen.
Flott at App-utviklerne tør å satse på en solid pedagogisk tilnærming. Det viser at kvalitet og lek hører sammen!
Vi hadde ikke begynt med lese og skriveopplæring enda, men plutselig kunne sønnen vår på 4 år skrive navnet sitt etter å ha spilt dette spillet hos besteforeldre 😄🙌🏻
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.