- $29.99 for a lifetime subscription to the Learn to Read digital edition ($49.99 value)
The Learn to Read program helps kids become stronger, more confident readers. At every step, parents can track their child’s progress and kids can clearly see how far they have come on their reading journey, including amassing digital trophies and decorations for their trophy room the more they do their lessons. Each lesson features new letters and words for kids to learn, which can be used to spell words, build sentences, and write stories. There are also more than 70 fully illustrated stories that help kids learn through real-life reading experiences.
The program fully synchronizes with any computer, tablet, or phone, making it usable anywhere and on any device—with or without an internet connection—allowing children to pick up where they left off. It teaches reading based on the principle of sounding out letters to read words through interactive games, engaging stories, and award-winning videos. Best suited for children 3–6 years old. Read more about how it works here, and click here to view a video overview of the product.
Hooked on Phonics
Hooked on Phonics came to be in 1987, when a father developed an in-home learning program using phonics to help his son overcome his reading troubles. Since then, thousands of schools and millions of parents have turned to Hooked on Phonics to improve reading skills with programs specially designed for use in the classroom or at home.
Today, Hooked on Phonics provides an array of effective, award-winning products that aim to make learning fun. The company's dedicated team—which includes parents, leading educators, interactive designers, and even authors—constantly collaborates, researches, and tests advances in the field, enabling it to churn out innovative products for today's students.
How it Works
Phonics instruction is a teaching method based on sounding out letters to read words. With that premise as their foundation, Hooked on Phonics programs build systematically from letters to sounds, then to words and sentences, and ultimately, to reading fluency. The lessons are short, engaging, and interactive. At the end of each one, students are encouraged to celebrate their successes, making the act of learning an overall positive experience, unlike the act of teaching a bear physics.