Phonics Island • Letter Sounds 4+

Early reading apps for kids

22learn, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 587 Ratings
    • $2.99



***** Parents‘ Choice Awards winner
***** Developed by an award-winning education studios, 22learn, the creator of the best-selling apps for kids, in cooperation with educational specialists to best prepare your children for success in preschool and kindergarten curriculum.
***** APProved by Famigo!!!

Lay the basics of your child’s literacy skills with this colorful, mysterious island full of phonics sounds. Children learn and have fun tracing letters, recognizing letter sounds, matching letters, and identifying beginning sounds. Embark on the adventure with adorable Abby the Monkey and her train to discover the secret of this island!

The best introduction to phonics reading system!



* Recognize letter sounds
* Trace uppercase and lowercase letters
* Match letters
* Recognize a variety of animals
* Identify beginning sounds

* 90 animal pictures situated in colorful sceneries, accompanied by authentic animal sounds and phonetic sounds of the animals’ initial letters
* 21 wonderful, professionally illustrated sceneries
* 7 alphabet phonetic sectors divided according to the Montessori methodology
* A series of fun mini-games
* Reward stickers
* Surprise upon completion of all levels
* Easy-to-use, child-friendly interface
* High-quality audio spoken by a professional voice-over actress
* Friendly, encouraging environment
Hello everyone! Are you up to an adventure? I am Abby the Monkey, the friend you know from a highly-successful application series by 22learn, and I have prepared one for you! If you want to EXPLORE a strange animal island and LEARN PHONETIC LETTER SOUNDS, you shouldn’t wait a minute, and come with me!!!

But first let me tell you a story….
Once upon a time, there was an island, an island of indescribable beauty and magnificence. There found a shelter the animals small and large, slimy and furry, savage and tame—all protected from evil hunters and curious eyes, supplied with food from the bountiful earth. Each year, a special event was held, when one, and only one, person from the whole humankind was selected and transported to the island (blinded, to preserve the island’s secrecy) to appreciate its beauty and spread the word about it, so that the island would never be forgotten.

The legend has it, that deep inside the rocky hill on the island, a treasure is kept. Yet, no one knows its secret anymore because the last humankind representative had enraged the animals on the island, and since then, the animals decided never to invite anyone again, and the island got lost in time and space.

All that remains from our knowledge is that through the whole island, a very special train goes. The train has a mind of its own and likes it when the passengers’ names start from certain sounds! It is said, that if someone was ever capable to fulfill all the train’s wishes, the train would transport the lucky being deep inside the rocks and reveal the island’s precious treasure!

But, you are asking, what does all this have to do with me, monkey Abby? Well, imagine what happened to me just recently! I was flying around with my plane when, out of the blue, the storm hit and my plane got lost!

And now, I am on this weird island that looks exactly like the legendary Phonics Island I told you about! Wohoo, how exciting! But I need someone to help me with all the strange tasks the train asks me to do! Do you want to be the one who will help me, and discover the island’s treasure together with me?

Thank you for your purchase!

What’s New

Version 2.4.6

* HUGE UPDATE - We added new exciting activities and options!
Phonics Island - THE BEST WAY TO PREPARE your kids for READING SUCCESS!
NEW - Rainbow match game that challenges kids to practice identifying letters and their matching sounds.
NEW - Monster Bingo is a proven game that builds strong letter-sound recognition.
* Designed by teachers & Loved by parents (Parents' Choice Award Winner).

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
587 Ratings

587 Ratings


Great customer support

22Learn and Phonics Island has great customer support. I emailed through their website about a glitch in Phonics Island. I got a response the same day (a weekend), and they helped troubleshoot the issue for me. I greatly appreciate the customer service.

CoD Fan47 ,

How many times do you have to buy??

I already bought this but all of a sudden it asks if I want to unlock the full version. What's up with that? It would be nice if the free & purchased apps had totally different icons. The grand kids love the app, but are opening the wrong one at times.

Developer Response ,

It looks that you run the free version, not the full version which you purchased (they have similar icons).

Berliner ,

Nice app, please change the "start" screen ads

The app gives kids two main tasks: There's a matching game, in which the phonic value of each letter is sounded whenever its card is turned over, and there's a section where animals need to be put into a train based on the sound you hear when saying the animals' names. The graphics are nice, and you can skip ahead easily if you've already heard the directions. What I don't like is the "start" screen, which consists of a sun which you push to start the game -- but its surrounded by a dozen other apps that CF Corp is trying to get you to download. It's aggressive marketing, it's a distraction for any five year old using the app, and it irks me every time I see it. Once you get to the rest of the app, though, everything's great. The memory game is a great way to learn phonics values; my kid loves it.

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  • Family Sharing

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