abc PocketPhonics

Rating abc PocketPhonics - 4 out of 5 - Good Rating 4.0

  • iPad, iPhone
  • Paid
  • age 3+

About abc PocketPhonics

abc PocketPhonics app teaches the basics of reading and writing to young kids. This app uses the Phonics method, as taught in UK schools, to develop reading skills.  It also closely matches the order in which schools will usually teach the different sounds, as defined in the National Curriculum. 

abc PocketPhonics Review

abc PocketPhonics: letter sounds & writing + first words brings three important language skills together into one app. In abc PocketPhonics children learn to recognize letters, hear letter sounds, form letters by tracing and use the letter sounds to build words. Parents are able to create multiple users, have control over the font, letter types, what letters their child can work on and how flawless the writing needs to be. abc PocketPhonics tracks each user’s answer and will not advance a user without them first demonstrating mastery of the basics.

Sample Activity using abc PocketPhonics app

Objective: The child will identify beginning and ending sounds.

Play a game of Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down to get a sense of how well your child can hear sounds in the beginning, middle, and end of words. The game uses a script like this:

“We are going to play a quick game. I am going to say some words. If you hear the sound /b/ at the end of the word, give me a thumbs up; if you don’t hear the /b/ sound, give me a thumbs down.”

Share each of these words one at a time and mentally note how your child responds.

1. cab 2. top 3. button 4. rib 5. bathtub

After working through a few examples with the letter sound in a different part of the words, you will know if your child needs more practice hearing beginning, middle, or ending sounds.

Praise your child by telling her how well she is learning letters and how that helps her to become a strong reader like Mom and Dad. 

App Details

Teacher Ratings


iPad, iPhone



Communication Skills
Academic Relevance


In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No


Apps in My Pocket Ltd

Download abc PocketPhonics

You can download abc PocketPhonics on your iOS devices from the Apple App Store.

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