The Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read program uses lessons, stories, games, and music in order to teach kids how to read. It's an interactive approach that has been shown to have some incredible results.
As kids work through a lesson, by the end of it they will be able to read the story to their parents. This is a huge accomplishment for them and a wonderful way to build their confidence.
In this free version of the program you will be given the complete Unit 1 to work through. From here you can purchase more units and eBooks available from $0.99 to $5.99.
Using the Program
As mentioned you are given Unit 1 in this free version of the app. What this includes is three lessons that teach kids about how sounds become words, and then how those words become stories. Let's not forget there are plenty of interactive elements involved in these lessons.
This app is intended to be used by children who know their alphabet and know the sounds each letter makes. This is a signal that they are ready to begin learning to read. The program will give them the tools they need to start with and build upon as they learn more and more words.
The app is rated for kids age four and older but really you can base it on the above requirements regarding the sounds of the letters. Your child may in fact be ready before four.
While the Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read system is nothing new the app is certainly a whole new way of delivering the system. I like how convenient it is to use the app and the fact that it seems to deliver another dimension of features.
The only downfall is that you only get Unit 1 for free and to purchase all the in-apps can get pricey
The Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read app acts as a wonderful introduction for kids who are showing signs of being ready. It’s engaging, fun, and entertaining and most of all it can lead to some wonderful results.