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Phonics Hero HD

Phonics Hero HD

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Growing Children into Reading Heroes with the Power of Phonics - Age 4 to 7

Phonics Hero gives your child the head start in literacy they deserve using the most effective and advanced phonics approach.

With 292 FREE, fun, phonics-based games to play, your child will develop a strong foundation in reading, while having loads of fun and asking to return to Zak and the super heroes again and again!

Phonics Hero looks just like a game with quality graphics, technology and entertainment appeal; but at its core is a complete classroom approach to learning to read; based on the most advanced explicit and systematic approach to phonics in every component.

Your Child’s Reading Mission

In part 1 your child sets off on a mission to rescue his/her superhero friends, who have been captured by Dr. Lazy Bones. To save each of the heroes your child plays varied and fun synthetic phonics games, such as feed the hungry tiger, help the witch make her magic potion or spray paint the lambs, and much, much more!

In Part 2, your child sets off on a mission to capture Dr. Lazy Bones gang, who tried to capture the Phonics Heroes (in Part 1). To catch each of the baddies, your child plays varied and fun synthetic phonics games, such as help feed the octopus or sink the pirate ship and many more!

Key Features

Child Section

• Part 1 covers the first 31 of 44 phonemes/sounds and 36 camera/sight words.
• Part 2 covers last 13 phonemes/sounds, longer words (VCC, CCV, CVCC) and 30 camera/sight words.
• Four skills within each level address the essential early literacy skills of: 

- Knowing the sounds (phonemes)

- Reading using these phonemes

- Irregular, high frequency word reading (camera/tricky/sight words)
- Using the above skills to read sentences

• Subtle British accent.

Schools Section
• Games Library, great for individual reading support.
• School’s license to fully unlock the app for heavy school use.

Note: Headphones

Headphones are essential. It can be difficult to discriminate between the sounds without them. Test the volume of the headphones; make sure they are not too loud for a child's hearing.

The Publisher, Get Reading Right Digital
Made by the experts in early literacy, Phonics Hero hails from the successful, explicit and systematic phonics curriculum used by schools and parents, Get Reading Right – which is currently being used by 189,444 children in 1,080 schools across 45 countries. A proven method of teaching reading and spelling in in the early years, Phonics Hero brings phonics to life through play-based educational applications for children from 4-7. It is available through the web or iTunes (iPad/iPhone). For more information visit

What parents and teachers are saying about Phonics Hero?
“The children had so much fun playing with the Phonics Hero app on the iPad today! This is by far THE BEST app for teaching early reading skills. We are using it as a teaching tool … but you might like to let them have a go at home. The key is to stop before they get bored... keep them wanting more!” - Emily W (Parent and Owner, Kinderschool), Melbourne, Australia – 19 Nov 2012.

“About time there was something this great on the market!.. My 5 year old is LOVING it and I am so impressed at how each skill is addressed through the games. Well done!" Owner of Brainstastics on FB – 7th May 2012.

"My youngest daughter has been diagnosed with SPD and has been lacking support at school, after many months of testing and finally getting her IQ score I was sent on a mission to find a good phonics program that would help her catch up on what she had missed. She loves the program and uses it at home regularly finally hearing the blends correctly. Her teacher at school is also very impressed. Thank you for a terrific program.” Pam Luders, Queensland – 3rd Aug 2012

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What's New

Adding Part 2 (142 games more) with bug fixes.

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