Hooked on Phonics

Hooked on Phonics

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2013-01-03
  • Current Version: 5.0.25
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 318.07 MB
  • Developer: Hooked on Phonics
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 1 935


Hooked on Phonics is Highly Effective and Incredibly Fun. Nurture your child's reading and confidence with the right blend of interactive learn-to-read tools. This award-winning app is based on research, approved by the Children’s Reading Foundation, and designed in conjunction with leading educators, renowned authors, and most importantly, parents. • Perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and 1st grade readers (ages 3-7). • Correlates to federal and state reading proficiency standards through 1st grade. • Over 250 songs, award-winning videos, interactive games, reading lessons, & ebooks. • Earn virtual awards and achievements. • 100+ ebook library with stories to complement every lesson. • Use on multiple devices – pick up where you left off, no matter where you are. • Add multiple readers and track their progress individually. Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read contains 36 progressive lessons featuring leveled learning activities that cover key building blocks of reading: short vowels, simple plurals, simple compound words, beginning and ending consonant digraphs and blends, two-syllable words, and sight words.Each lesson concludes with a story specially written with the words just learned. Your child will read this book, proudly, on their own. If your child is in Pre-K, has not quite mastered the alphabet and letter sounds, or they are struggling with Step 1 of the Learn to Read program, The Big Reading Show may be a good place to start. The Big Reading Show is an exciting preschool learning program that introduces pre-readers to the alphabet and letter sounds – critical skills they’ll need to begin Step 1 of the Learn to Read program. Part variety show, part interactive game, The Big Reading Show features 13 episodes, each one an exploration of letters, words, text concepts, phonemic awareness, and vocabulary. Over 5 million children have learned to read using the Hooked on Phonics program. Start your child on the path to becoming a confident lifelong reader and learner. Download Hooked on Phonics today. WHAT PARENTS AND KIDS ARE SAYING: • “[My kids] are excited and reciting stuff that they learned from Hooked on Phonics.” Joe – Atlanta, Georgia • “Hooked on Phonics does it for you… it’s not hard. So as a parent, it’s doable.” – Alexa & Joe, parents and Hooked on Phonics customers • “On the first day of school I got this good book, and I just finished it. And I’m loving reading.” Michael – Struggling Reader • “I started getting honor roll in class.” Michelle – Reader 5 levels behind WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU DOWNLOAD: Hooked on Phonics is FREE TO TRY. Step 1 of Learn to Read (includes 3 lessons), and the first episode of The Big Reading Show (Explorer Day), are unlocked and available for download immediately. Try it before you buy it, and experience the joy of your child reading their first book. Terms of use: - Hooked on Phonics provides a 7-day free trial, which upon completion, becomes a monthly subscription charged to the user’s iTunes account - Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours prior to the end of the current period - Subscriptions may be managed by the user by going to account settings after purchase - No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period https://hookedonphonics.com/terms-of-service/



  • BEWARE - NOT compatible with iOS12 update Developer NOT updating APP

    By TrineyGurl
    After updating iOS on iPad, HOP App is listed by Apple as Not being compatible with the Apple Update; and that the developer needs to update the App. So thats $50 down the drain. HOP never really seemed to offer customer service anyway, for the past few years. So proceed with caution if you are thinking of buying Hooked On phonics products.
  • Very cute, fun, and works wonders!

    By I love High5!
    The hooked on phonics app is great! I recommend it to everyone because the little games and videos are really engaging. The achievement section sets goals and there are SO many ebooks included. My daughter loves playing every night and I’ve seen such a huge improvement in her interest in reading and her reading skills. The subscription options are well worth it. Hooked on phonics has been around since I was a little girl and it’s still just as great. I had a problem with the app once and customer support was pretty helpful and attentive too.
  • Much Smoother

    By Afeld1123
    Title says it all. Good Update!
  • Can't restore purchases

    By Now useless....
    Spent a lot of money on this app, which was superb before they changed to subscription model. Since then we can't restore any purchases and my daughter lost all her progress, despite hours of trying. Extremely frustrated and disappointed....
  • Too many issues

    By MNmomma83
    Having similar issues to others. Losing progress, won’t let me sync progress across devices, won’t let me add or delete users. I’ve tried deleting and reinstalling the app, logging out and back in, etc. Nothing works and my kids worked hard to get where they were. Sad that we paid for a lifetime subscription for this app.
  • Highly motivating and effective and priced right!

    By Kbirdie87
    My son loved, “The Big Reading Show.” We started in the early lessons on sounding out words when he was 5 and it was like pulling teeth. So I gave him a break over the summer and we started again when he entered Kindergarten. He struggled through a few lessons and then he took off like a rocket. The system is fun, motivational and the lifetime subscription is one of the best values of any app. He now does a lesson a day and enjoys it. I love spending the time with him watching him learn. The stories are well written and funny. The badges, stars and trophies make it exciting for him.
  • Deletes progress 12/5/18

    By Burger4980
    I like the app but what’s the point if you can’t progress because it keeps deleting. I want my money back.
  • To many glitches

    By Tchebaby
    We love the program but thus app has WAY TO MANY GLITCHES! We were at level 12 and the app lost all her progress, now it doesn’t even pull up her username. Every other month there is an issue and it is so discouraging to a child who is trying to reach their goal for this to keep happening. We are about to call it quits and try another program.
  • Glitches

    By zatch99
    Update: Now has deleted all of his progress and his user entirely. We liked this app in the past, but we just picked up doing it again and it keeps glitching then losing our son’s progress. To where he suddenly has to try again to unlock each thing just to get to where he was. It’s sucking the joy out of his hard work having to do this and then it just glitches and goes even FURTHER back in levels. So he loses his stars and accomplishments from level 4 on. He was so motivated and enthusiastic to complete his goal today and kept trying even when it glitched and meant he had to go over things that were easy for him again, but after it sent him back to level 4 I just told him to wait until it can get fixed. This is his week off of school and he’s doing fantastic on his reading and so excited, it will be sad if this can’t be resolved ASAP and he can’t do it the rest of the week. It’s only Tuesday. 🤦‍♀️ This was expensive and I see from other reviews it was happening in September as well. It apparently hasn’t been fixed and it’s now nearing the end of November.
  • Glitches

    By Frigenawsomedude
    This is very frustrating for my son who is already frustrated with reading. I’ve purchased this expensive learning application in hopes that it would help make reading exciting and fun. Please fix as soon as possible. We are relying on the reputation of Hooked On Phonics.
  • Could be amazing... but isn’t

    By SouthernBelleinMD
    The content is the phenomenal content we know and love from Hooked on Phonics; the app is horrendous in every way: it’s buggy, it crashes, it doesn’t recognize login credentials. What else could even possibly go wrong?
  • I want to give this app 5 stars

    By SdaEd
    I am a believer in this program and I purchased the life long subscription. However the app has several glitches. For example: sometimes there is no sound when it is suppose to have sound; sometimes the app doesn’t realize you have completed an activity and keeps requesting that you complete a step that has already been completed - this is very confusing for a small child. I am hoping the developers address the glitches and make this product the best it can be.
  • Cancelled and they’re still charging me

    By CoffeyKramer
    The app didn’t go far, I paid money for it and kept trying to get me to buy more and more. Said there’s stuff my daughter could do on the computer and said I wasn’t subscribed. Cancelled it a few months back and realized today that they’re still charging me.
  • Glitchy and Font Size No Good

    By MzVivi123
    I have always loved HOP. Remember learning to read when I was a kid using it. Downloaded this app for my 4yr old to give her a head-start. She does well until it gets to the any of the levels where she has to pick a word and turn it into flowers. She feels good about herself at pointing the words out and until it gets stuck asking for the same word and not she can’t find it because it’s not there. Another issue I have with the app is that for the part of reading the books, I find the font size to be too small. Not sure if I would continue paying for the app if it continues with issues. I don’t want her to feel like she can’t read.
  • The app didn’t work.

    By cdw1102
    I was excited about using this app to help my son, but it wouldn’t allow him to go to level 2. He just had to play level 1 over and over. This is after we paid for it. I was so disappointed because he was really enjoying it. 🙁
  • Can’t sign in

    By Ms Tiggeret
    No matter how many password resets I do the app doesn’t get past the “free trial” screen.
  • Want to give this a five star but can’t.

    By Sjepperson
    Just got this for my daughter and we’ve been playing it everyday for 30 minutes but just got to a level where she had to pick a word three times but there was only two of the letter and we couldn’t move past that level.
  • Broken

    By Lottaann
    This looks like a great game but it has a bug on level 2. Can’t get past the level because the word doesn’t exist as an option (I.e. find all the words ‘tan’ - we find all the words available but it still wants us to find more that don’t appear at all on the screen). So in other words we can’t get past that level.
  • Needs to be fixed

    By larelle90
    My daughter was really getting into this app but there are some major bugs such as games wanting her to find 3 of a word but there are only 2 available and she can’t move past without all 3. She’s already frustrated with reading and being set up to fail is just the cherry on top.
  • Need to fix app! Stuck at level 1 an words.

    By LizW1115
    Just purchased the hooked on phonics bundle with life time subscription to the app for $300 and my daughter is stuck at the am words level one part where you tap the word that makes flowers before the an story. It only gives her 2 words but needs 3 to pass the level. Please fix so she can use the app. She was really liking it until she got stuck because there is a bug. Thanks. Will change rating when she can use the app.
  • Can’t advance due to app glitch

    By Nomdah
    During one of the exercise with the flowers a bud is missing so my daughter can’t advance through her lesson because she has to choose 3 buds with the correct word. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled and still have the same issue.
  • Problems

    By cbmariah
    The game that is supposed to have them pick the same word three times, such as mix, mix, mix and they turn into flowers doesn’t work all of the time. Different words will only show up twice. Really messes with your child’s confidence when the app is telling your child to find the third “mix” and it literally isn’t there. Please fix!!
  • Extremely buggy

    By bjb_jr
    Constantly asks for you to sign up for a subscription in the app even though I have already done so via iOS. And then doesn’t recognize my login at various points when it asks me to login (manage storage). That’s all aggravating enough, but even worse is the app is not letting my son progress beyond step one. For whatever reason we can’t get to step two (despite subscription and registering) so it’s more or less worthless after a few run throughs.
  • "Meh"

    By CC DJ💻👱🏻‍♀️
    I think it was a god app but now it doesn't work and every thing like every thing is locked and "we" never got to watch any videos or anything so that's why I rated 3🌟 and "we" don't play it anymore.🙁😐😶😕
  • Waste of time

    By Carsyn (girl)
    Wouldn’t open other levels no matter how many books he read or activities he did. Frustrating.
  • Do not buy!

    By Donovan333
    The app is difficult to cancel. After hours of trying, finally received confirmation of cancelation. Then, my credit card was billed again. Do not buy through the App Store!
  • Doesn’t work

    By JillB222
    My son hasn’t been able to take advantage of the annual subscription because I haven’t been able to get the app to work on any of my devices.
  • Terrible.

    By Kryssygyrl
    I was charged for a full year and then charged again by Apple nobody at their “customer service” can help me. Need a refund.
  • Not too impressed

    By Shadow Stones
    Just started free trial, and not impressed. It's taking forever for stuff to download, it's freezing the app, and now I'm seeing that it's not really compatible with the iPhone X, as it cuts the bottom of the app off. Really disappointed. This was the only thing I knew to try to help my son.
  • Can not download any unit

    By Bob1111djvev
    We are not able to download any unit, even after we purchased lifetime subscription. Asking to have the subscription cancelled.
  • Too boring

    By Natalie VS
    Didn’t like it.
  • Can’t subscribe in app

    By Strouth-Meister
    Subscription button doesn’t work. Can’t subscribe via app. Had trouble creating an account via the app. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled and the account is logged in now, but I still can’t subscribe via app and that’s what I want to use.
  • Love it!

    By MommyMaGuiver
    ThAnk You. Love this for my severe learning disable child, it works well with her.
  • Be ware

    By R29836
    Once the 7 day free trial up then the app stops working regardless of subscription bending up to date. And customer service is worthless
  • Awesome app

    By teeta23
    My daughter loves it. It definitely helps her with her reading.
  • Awesome

    By hamp50
    I love how the word are created for learning. Fun and creative 😀
  • Love this!

    By robinsroll
    This is a great, engaging program that makes learning to read fun. My preschooler can navigate it independently and is making so much progress!
  • Amazing

    By Kayla\__
    My kids love Hooked on Phonics!
  • Awesome program

    By Mrs. High School teacher
    Awesome, engaging program, but can not get the volume to work. We have called and they said they would work on it. I deactivated my account and resubscribed and still the same. Really disappointed because my son really needs it.
  • Frustrating app

    By Langsmama
    I got a subscription because I know the program is beneficial to the struggling reader. However, the app is a mess. I am unable to login at times- screen freezes completely. My son is only able to do the free activities, even though I purchased the entire program. It is very disappointing.
  • Horrible!

    By TheSmithPartyof5
    We downloaded the app, was excited while doing FREE trial & was happy to continue to So we signed up for monthly. As soon as my account was billed they logged me out, I spent four days back n forth with password resets, preset passwords and links to creat new passwords only to still no gain access to our account. My five year old was upset he couldn’t play and I was even more upset they couldn’t seem to resolve it, I did not receive a refund because they told me I had to go through App Store and after about twenty mins on phone with Apple I was finally able to at least cancel the subscription. We will be taking out learning adventure back to ABC Mouse which we never have had any issues with. Bummed it was such a let down!
  • Needs Update! Paying for Broken App!!

    By Proverbshi
    This worked great many years ago with our older kids. Now it keeps prompting to login and buy subscription even though we’re already paying for one. It’s been charging us but not letting my child use the full app.
  • Love

    By Me. Fee
    Loveing it!!!
  • Best money I ever spent

    By V13!
    The money that I spent to purchase the hooked on phonics app was the smartest thing I ever did !My daughter is just now five and we’re almost finished with all of the lessons.She can read just about any word ! She sounds it out by using all of her knowledge that she’s gained through the hooked on phonics app .People are just amazed by her reading ability !I’m so very happy and it teaches kids all the alphabet sounds and the blends in a fun way and has really interesting fun books that make us laugh and laugh ! Every child would love this hooked on phonics app
  • The best for learning to read

    By kissey85
    I love this app. My baby is now reading at 4
  • Terrible Disconnect

    By terrible disconect
    I’ve been paying for this app monthly since February 2018. I recently noticed that my son only does the free lessons. When I tried to start a new lesson I was prompted to log in. I tried logging in and it kept saying my user login was incorrect. It prompted me to go to the website, the site told me that there was no account under my email address. Puzzling seeing how I’m charged monthly on my Apple ID and receive a receipt to the very same email address they say isn’t active. Emailing customer service was useless because I was told they had no account under the email as well. Needless to say I canceled tonight and will look for other apps for my toddler to use.
  • Thief’s?

    By Ozsii
    I do not recommend,I had recently signed up for the free trail,but yesterday I was charged 16$ from my bank account,I did not purchase anything,do not get
  • Sad customer

    By Hikygvjjhv
    I gave it a 4 because my daughter loves it but it only works with headphones on. And that will be the deal breaker for me to not buy it once the 30 days are up. If it’s fixed by then, then I will gladly purchase it!
  • Only 3 profiles available.

    By iPhoneYogini
    Do not buy this app if you have more than 3 kids! They only allow 3 profiles. So if you have a 4th child then you have to create a second account and pay for it as well.