Phonics and Reading with McGuffey for Android and Kindle Fire Review.

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


Product Features

  • fun and memorable animations
  • “phonics blender”: combine graphemes (letters) together and hear what it sounds like with a human announcer.
  • Phonics Drill: flash cards for learning the letter sounds
  • Classic American textbook that emphasizes human values of honor, charity, and kindness
  • Sight word drilling and guided spelling

Phonics and Reading With McGuffey is a unique computer based training approach to teaching beginning literacy skill. It is based in part on the classic McGuffey primer text book. The purpose of the software is more instruction than it is entertainment. It was designed to help struggling and at risk students. What makes the approach of Phonics and Reading different?

• Systematic approach to learning
• Does not patronize older students
• Offers drills for phonics (graphemes)
• Phonics blender allows students to experiment with what they have learned
• Designed to be used by people that cannot read (Lots of audio based interface help)
• Self administered quizzes
• Tracks the progress of multiple students
• Makes the sometimes difficult task of learning to read, fun.

Phonics and Reading is like a tutor, available 24/7, in a box. If you want your child to learn phonics while you yourself do not know it, this software will be of great help.

There are 52 lessons and a review bonus section. A table of contents section makes it easy to get from part to part in the program. Up to 10 students can use and share the app each with their own bookmarks and settings. 

There is a help link directly in the app and a help file you can use to familiarize yourself with the Phonics and Reading With McGuffey teaching process.


This app is based on the popular McGuffey’s Readers which has a long history of success.


Phonics and Reading. It is an electronic tutor for all ages for learning the basics of reading that go along with McGuffey’s Readers.

My Review

Having been a fond user of McGuffey Readers many many years ago, I was excited to try this app.  I loved it and I am enjoying using it with the kids. You can have your children get more practice reading using this app and each child can be in a different lesson.  I love this and will keep using it. I hope you will give it a try, its worth the price.

~ Linda ~

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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