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

2.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

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

Apple of my Eye Phone ,

Fantastic App for Free- Great diction by Narrator

I rate this app based on a cost/benefit analysis. Since it is FREE and I benefited from it, it is a great value.
The narrator has excellent diction so your child will be learning the proper enunciation of the various sounds used to speak English. I take one exception in the program in that the word "ant" does not begin with a short "a" sound (as in what one says for the dentist). I don't think "ant" is a good choice for an example of a word that begins with a short vowel sound. Perhaps one must either show the letter "a" as a short or long vowel sound but it has neither in the case of the word "ant". The narrator pronouns the short vowel sound of "a" correctly but when he applies it to the word "ant" of course it the sound must change and therefore it must be confusing for a child.
The various navigation issues preceding my review must have been addressed because this app functioned flawlessly for me in respect to all complaints. One reviewer complained about the narrator's pronunciation of the word "pictures" but I could not find his use of the word in the app.
More practice context would be helpful but as the app stands, it is of fabulous educational value.


Bugbrained, LLC
44.9 MB

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



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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