Congratulations on taking the first step toward helping your child become a confident reader! We recommend getting started in the App right away and jumping into the corresponding Practice Pack when your intro order arrives (in 7-10 business days).
Get the App
- Download the Hooked on Phonics App to your mobile device or computer by selecting the App Store associated with your device software:
- Once the App is installed on your device, open it, select Home, then Yes, log me in
- Log in with your subscription email address and the temporary password that was provided at checkout (or in your confirmation email)
- If you did not add a learner at checkout, you can add one now by entering their name, selecting the starting level, then selecting PLAY. Need to adjust your Learner settings? Go: HERE
If needed, view our tips for troubleshooting: HERE
Our App + Practice Pack program follows a Learn/Practice/Read/Celebrate approach: Learn in the App, practice with interactive activities in the App and workbooks, read the physical storybooks (& eBooks), then celebrate success with rewards, stickers, and certificates. In your workbooks, you'll see headers that match each of these phases in the top-right corner.
We recommend starting in the App and completing each lesson there before completing the corresponding lesson in the workbook. When you come to the pages that prompt you to "Read", you and your child will read the book together (for Pre-Readers), or your child will read it independently in the Learn to Read section (hooray!).
We suggest you sit with your child for a session of about 10-15 minutes at first to gauge how much content they're able to work through in one sitting, as you'll want to fit your session length to your child's attention span. It's okay to work with the App one day and the corresponding lesson in your workbook the next. Take your time and review the App content as many times as needed, whether that be inside the lesson portal, or in the Games, Music, or Library Rooms.
Please reach out for additional strategies, tips and suggestions. We’re here to help!