Released on the App Store this week, it promises a digital reading programme mixing songs, games and stories, all based on the basics of phonics learning.
This app is actually just the first unit of the programme, with three lessons focused on the first steps into reading. We’re guessing more units will follow, although it’s unclear at this point whether they’ll be delivered through separate apps, or in-app purchases in this one.
Hooked on Phonics may suit American children more than kids elsewhere in the world – while phonics is popular in plenty of countries, parents may prefer local accents when getting apps for their children to use.
Still, we’ll be interested to see how this app evolves. Hooked on Phonics is a free download on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.