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Hooked On Phonics

by Sandviks HOP, Inc.
Rated: All Ages
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (228 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: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (228 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #341 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

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
84 of 94 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars for now, it's okay June 10, 2014
By mary
Verified Purchase
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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36 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Phonics Program June 11, 2014
Verified Purchase
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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28 of 32 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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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Homeschooling Tool, worth the money! August 19, 2014
Verified Purchase
I purchased the entire 12 units by using Amazon coins in-app purchasing. I didn't have any technical problems. Once I bought them they all lit up, and I simply had to download each unit before we could use it. I would highly recommend this app to anyone. I've been using it as a part of homeschooling for my 5 and 3 year old. It's easy to use and it's a great way to teach the kids how to read. My daughter was so excited when she was able to read her first book all by herself.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star July 31, 2014
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Deleted the trial before using it. I felt it to be a misleading "free" download.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kindergarten Teacher approved June 13, 2014
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I gave this one 5 stars because it has so many great activities. It is very expensive, however, but it's a whole reading program that includes activities and minibooks to help your kiddo learn to read. I'm a kindergarten teacher, and I would recommend this to my students. The free version is really just a "try-out version" so one big downfall is that you have to purchase the full program to get the full benefits.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star August 18, 2014
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This is only the beginning app so that you purchase more modules.
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28 of 36 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend
I homeschool and downloaded the free trial for my 5 year old daughter first. She loved it. She went through the first few books quickly and asked for more, so I bought the whole... Read more
Published 3 hours ago by N. Long
5.0 out of 5 stars Kids love it
Only the first lesson is free but the kids love it! I pair hooked on phonics with headsprout in my 1st-3rd grade classroom and it's a great combination.
Published 11 hours ago by chammy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 4 days ago by nc gramma
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, entertaining and engaging app that works!
My four year old girl loves it, and so do I! it keeps her interested and entertained, and she really gets excited that she is able to learn from it! Read more
Published 4 days ago by Koosamonkey
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great reading supplement
This is a great reading supplement. The activities keep my 6 yr. old son engaged and focused on the reading lesson. He learns that reading is fun.
Published 7 days ago by Renee Gustafson
5.0 out of 5 stars The only thing that helped my son learn to read!!!
After trying at least 3 other ways to teach my son to read, THIS clicked for him. He is reading at a Kindergarten level in less than a week after working with him for months and... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Kristina U.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
my daughter loves it and so do I
Published 8 days ago by oventon
5.0 out of 5 stars my grandson is learning phonics and did very well on ...
my grandson is learning phonics and did very well on his first try with step 1, book 1. he asked to do it again tonight.
Published 8 days ago by patrice a barton
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
use it for my children
Published 10 days ago by gina13martin@hotmailcom
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
My son loves it but i wish it had more free stuff
Published 12 days ago by adriana
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