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Hooked On Phonics

by Sandviks HOP, Inc.
Rated: All Ages
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 3.3
  • Added new kindle model

Product Details

  • ASIN: B00KB534CK
  • Release Date: May 15, 2014
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #431 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Teaches reading skills to children
  • Easy for children of any age
  • Rewards learning with decorative trophies
  • After fourth unit, a sentence-building feature is available
  • Play the first unit for free

Product Description

This app is based on the award-winning Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read system. Millions of kids have learned to read using Hooked on Phonics. Now, we are proud to introduce our exciting new digital reading program!

With music, games, lessons, and stories, HOOKED ON PHONICS: LEARN TO READ is the simplest, most effective and most fun way to learn to read.

Enjoy songs, games, and interactive entertainment in a style that has never been seen before in an educational app.

Best of all, at the end of every lesson there is a story that kids will be able to read to their parents!

The app includes Unit 1 of the full program absolutely free. It features three lessons, loaded with interactive fun as it teaches how sounds become words and words becomes stories. It's just right for kids who know the sounds of the alphabet and are ready to take the first step into reading. It's also a powerful tool to reinforce reading skills for beginning readers.

The app also includes one free add-on eBook that your child will be able to read after successfully completing Unit 1.

As your child moves through the units and lessons, your growing-reader will earn trophies and points. The points can be used to personalize these trophies with hundreds of different enhancements to make a one-of-a-kind reward that recognizes your child's significant achievements in a very personal way. There is even a special interactive word and sentence-building feature that will unlock for hours of fun and word play after the fourth unit is started.

Start your child on the path to becoming a confident lifelong reader, and download Hooked on Phonics now!

Technical Details

  • Size: 88.7MB
  • Version: 3.3
  • Developed By: Sandviks HOP, Inc.
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read from external storage
    • Read only access to device state
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about networks
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3
  • Approximate Download Time: More than 5 minutes

Customer Reviews

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60 of 67 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars for now, it's okay June 10, 2014
By mary
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We will see how this app holds up after more use. We just finished the first unit, which was great. I purchased the 2cnd unit bundle, however the app will not allow us to do "play" it yet, so once that issue is settled, I'll give another more in-depth review. Also, do not like the fact that in the app description it didn't say that you only get unit one lesson with one book for free--you have to purchase everything else. The entire program is $49.99 or you can purchase each unit for $4.99 and $.99 per book or the unit with 3 books as a bundle for $6.99. Would've been nice to know this prior to downloading the app. Since we are in between paychecks, couldn't afford more than the 2nd unit for now and my son is very upset since he did so well with the first unit and would like to continue. Like I said, I'll give a more in-depth review when the app will allow us to use the unit purchased and I have more money to buy more units!
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Phonics Program June 11, 2014
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I downloaded this because a blogger posted that the WHOLE app (all 12 units) was only 99 cents today. It is normally almost $50! So, I tried out lesson 1 in unit 1 before buying (because that is all you get free in this app) and was convinced it's a worthwhile phonics app.
I've taught 2 kids to read the "old fashioned" way, which I love (100 Easy Lessons to Learn How to Read book), and still plan on using it for future kids, but will add this Hooked On Phonics app as well. For the price, it can't be beat. That said, I would not pay $50(regular price) for the program. There are a multitude of free/low-cost, superb phonics/reading websites and books out there. No need to spend anything if you don't want to/can't. And honestly, the "fluff" that comes with a high-dollar program is usually not worth it.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great program, but I wish a full unit came free June 10, 2014
By Kay
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This is a great program and my 5 year old enjoyed it. However, only part of the first unit comes free. I would have liked to see an entire unit before deciding to purchase the whole program.
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24 of 30 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars i have to repurchased everything again!!! June 18, 2014
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I purchase the whole app had issues with it not working. I uninstalled and reinstalled and its asking me to repurchase every thing :( boo!!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Full of Bugs July 2, 2014
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I have purchased the sections more than once and it still does not download the sections and completely forgets I bought them in the first place. The developers of this app need to give everyone a full refund and provide a working fix ASAP!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not many free lessons July 29, 2014
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The description made it seem like you had more access to more lessons for free, but you only have access to one, or two maybe. I deleted it. You have to purchase lessons individually, which can be costly.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great learning app! June 11, 2014
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As a preschool teacher, I'm always looking for ways to integrate today's interactive technology into our traditional learning. The HOP app is a great supplement to our word sound lessons. It teaches kids through repetition, songs, and fun games. The app makes it seem like it's playtime when really it's another learning opportunity.

My daughter is my guinea pig since she is finishing up preschool this month. She was easily able to navigate the app and follow along the games and lessons. I figured she would play for a few minutes, but she begs for more time each day.

I faithfully use the program for my preschoolers and my own kids. It's a really fun addition to our classroom and our family game time!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hooked on phonics review June 29, 2014
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Let me start by saying that it was my 6 year old daughter who wanted this app as I didn't even know it existed. She has been struggling in school, unable to keep up with learning levels of her classmates, causing her to often become stressed and upset since she felt as though she wasn't as smart as the other kids. Hooked on Phonics is a tool that her teacher started using to help her learn in spite of her educational disability. It's something that she enjoyed from the start and did not get overwhelmed by because she can go at her own pace. The thrill of it for me is to hear her read words for the first time without it ending in frustrated tears and her giving up without even trying. I just want to say thanks for this product. My child still has huge educational obstacles to overcome but she has finally had a positive learning experience that I hope will make her enjoy learning for a change instead of her feeling like it's a never ending battle.
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