Read with Phonics – Games - Interview with the developer of a fantastic app

Did you have any prior development or coding experience?

Being a teacher, I didn't have any prior coding experience. We were fortunate to work with a brilliant developer company who also had young children at the time and shared our vision.

What was the most challenging aspect of developing mobile app?

Many of our targeted users at that time didn't use apps for learning and didn't have access to the technology in their classrooms, we had to adapt to our user's needs by creating a website to play our games to go alongside our app.

"I remember when I first thought of the idea of creating 'the ultimate learn to read resource for the classroom', other teachers thought I was crazy! “Nice idea Soph, but leave that to the experts...” That really bugged me though, we are the experts! We are the ones using these resources day in, day out in our classrooms, we know how the classroom dynamic works, what resources our students like to use, we should be the ones designing and making them...

And so I set about dreaming up the perfect learn to read resource..."

Name a few of your favorite apps and reason you love them.

The interviewee chose not to answer this question.

How long have you been working on this app?

We have been working on the app now for over 7 years, with constant development and feedback from teachers in the classroom to make to read as easy and fun as possible.

What need of the user did you have in mind when developing this app?

I came up with the idea of Read with Phonics while in my first year of primary school teaching in the UK, I was under a lot of stress to meet targets and deadlines and saw something I needed but wasn't available for me to use. I wanted to create an app that was easy to use for teachers and parents alike and that used the same methods of teaching children to read that I was currently using in my classroom.

In what way do you think your app is better than similar apps on the market? Please describe in detail what innovation you think you bring and what you are proud of in your app.

Our app using techniques and teaching methods used in the classroom today. We make sure that each word is sounded out and blended back together and our app takes a user from learning simple sounds to being able to read whole words.

What are your future plans and expected features of the coming new versions of this app?

We are planning on introducing some very exciting new features over the next year, working on the feedback that we have received from teachers and parents.

Assuming new users of your app are reading this page. What do you want to ask them to do (contact you about X, Share the app, etc.)?

We love to hear what you think of Read with Phonics, contact us with any feedback and ideas you may have to improve your reading experience. We also love hearing how your children enjoy Read with Phonics!

Read with Phonics – Games

About App:
The #1 Learn to Read Kids app

Read with Phonics games are a colourful and interactive way for your child to learn their phonics sounds through fun games! Our phonics games improve letter and sound recognition and is a great stepping stone to help your little ones on their reading journey!


- The only educational kids app with positive scoring!
- Over 1,200+ words and pictures
- Colourful graphics and great animations
- Sounding and blending of each word
- Play anytime, anywhere!
- Over 100+ phonics games
- Clear instructions
- Made by teachers!
- Albee the alien will guide your little ones on their journey

As your child systematically works through the Read with Phonics games, unlocking new phonics sounds to learn as they go, they quickly learn how to break down and read even the most complicated looking words, all by themselves! Start learning to Read with Phonics games today.

Play phonics games, answer questions, score points and improve your level!

Read with Phonics games simplify how children learn to read by breaking the English language down into it's 44 phonics sounds. No need to memorise 1,000's of words individually, learn your phonics sounds instead! Learn to read 1,200+ words with Read with Phonics games.

Learn how to read anytime, anywhere. Whether on the way home from school, or on the sofa at the weekends. Read with Phonics games are available on all the main app stores as well as online via our website

Categories: Educational, Game

Date: January 1, 2023

Developer: Sophie Cooper - Founder of Read with Phonics

About developer: "I remember when I first thought of the idea of creating 'the ultimate learn ... Read more



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