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Phonics Genius

  • iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 2+

About Phonics Genius

Phonics Genius is a customizable flashcard-style app designed to help kids identify letter sounds and their relationship to words and has just about every conceivable phonetic combination presented in a high quality and completely enjoyable way. Phonics Genius is a great resource for building phonemic awareness and is best for kids who are emergent readers with previous reading experience. 

Teacher Review

Phonic Genius is not as fun for users compared with the many phonic apps available today. What it lacks in playfulness, it makes up with its comprehensive list of words covering 44 phonemes with further sounds incorporated. The app can be used in two ways, as a flashcard display and a  'find the correct word' option. Phonic Genius is not an app that should be used with children starting out on their phonic journey but for those with a solid grasp of phases 2 & 3 of 'Letters & Sounds'. The biggest draw to Phonic Genius is that it can be completely customised to suit your needs. Pronunciation differs from UK English on certain sounds but the app allows you to record over the words. In-app accessibility features allows you to change settings such as font size, background and colour to support learners with moderate and more profound  needs. A real plus point for this application is the lack of cutesy characters usually associated with phonic resources, this can be a real draw for younger learners but not for older children with learning difficulties who see this as a step back in their learning. 

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iPad, iPhone




Cognitive Development
Communication Skills
Engagement and Usability
Academic Relevance


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Publisher's Description

One of the best ways to rapidly learn how to speak, read, and recognize words is through phonic awareness. This app is specifically designed to help students recognize and distinguish words by sounds.

This app is loaded with content. We are talking over 6,000 professionally recorded words carefully grouped into 225 categories by phonics.

Ideal for Kids 1 - 6 Years Old

Why you and your kids and students will love this app:

✔ Over 6,000 unique words - this means you will never get tired of it since you always have new words to discover

✔ Words are intelligently grouped by phonics

✔ App supports 3 unique learning modes including (play audio automatically and proceed to next card on click or hear audio only on click and move back and forth one word at a time by swiping left or right)

✔ Multiple unique game (quiz) modes from easy (2 words only) to challenging (6 words per page)

✔ Phonic highlights accelerate learning - students can see the phoneme that is being emphasized in each lesson via highlights

✔ Ability to add your own cards - you can add an unlimited number of new words and record your own voice

✔ Add new lists - you can add and group flash cards into customizable lists which is ideal for learning

✔ Fun & engaging voice artist keeps kids engaged

✔ The application works both in portrait and landscape mode

✔ Fully customizable font size, font color, spelling (upper case, lower case, etc.)

✔ Unique continuous looping feature so you can go through hundreds of flashcards automatically

✔ Customizable speed - you decide how fast to go from flashcard to flashcard

✔ Infant mode - includes ability to select extra large font size and red font color (ideal for babies less than 12 months of age)

✔ Don't want to teach a given word? No problem, just delete the card

✔ Multi-sensory learning tool - combining audio, voice, and written words

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