Phonics Awareness is a comprehensive, low cost educational app based on the pre-reading skills 1st graders must have as they move from hearing sounds, into seeing the letter as a representation for the sound. This is the beginning of true phonics learning. Teachers can easily integrate these lessons into their lesson prep in the Common Core. All instructions are given verbally, and students receive immediate feedback, thereby helping students to achieve grade level.

The Common Core Foundational Skills 1st Grade states:
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds
a. Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
b. Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes),
including consonant blends.
c. Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in
spoken single-syllable words.
d. Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of
individual sounds (phonemes).

All of these foundational skills are covered in this Phonics Awareness app, making it very usable in any first grade school core program. Over 400,000 people agree. Phonics Awareness is an app any teacher or parent can trust! The check yourself section allows the parent or teacher to see the child’s progress on these skills, allowing them to catch up or keep up with their peers. Using this section as a pretest will target the student’s individual needs.

What’s New

Version 3.0

update to 64-bit and security and performance enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Bookworm Fred ,

a good start

I appreciate how this app focuses on key skills from the Common Core Standards. The bugs are a cute visual--I've used caterpillar pictures with my students before and they're an effective aid. However, I have to agree with the other reviews that the voice used is a bit unclear, mostly due to dialect (a short "i" and short "e" merger that makes the sounds hard to tell apart). It would be great if there were an option to record one's own voice. I'd also love to be able to turn different reinforcements on and off. Even though the self check is supposed to be without reinforcements, they keep playing during the test. Overall, though, this is a good, free app that addresses important skills.

Keei04 ,


Simply can’t get the login from their website so for now I can’t use the app. I’ve reloaded the app twice but both times when I get to their site it gets stuck loading.

Jibbieoostra ,


Help my little one learn how to segment word


Bugbrained, LLC
44.9 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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