LearnEnglish Kids: Phonics Stories App Icon

Young learners of English will enjoy LearnEnglish Kids: Phonics Stories, a phonics-based, interactive storybook app that features audio narration and fun games. The story follows super space spies Sam and Pam as they arrive on Earth and learn how to speak and spell English words.

The app is designed for the iPad.

Phonics-based story app

Get a jump start on reading and spelling! The eight stories in the app are based on the UK phonics programme Letters and Sounds. Each story focuses on a different set of sounds which makes it easier for learners to notice and make connections between sound and spelling.

Interactive games make reading even more fun

Young learners read along with the audio narration, lift flaps to reveal events in the story and play in-app games to test reading comprehension.

Help for Parents

The app includes a Parents' Guide that explains what phonics is. It gives parents tips on how to use the LearnEnglish Kids: Phonics Stories app with their children to encourage learning, reading and speaking English.

If you have any questions, or comments, please feel free to leave a comment below. You can also contact our apps team direct: learnenglish.mobile@britishcouncil.org

You can read more about the app and read reviews on the iTunes Preview Page.


Hello dear;
I would like to this app not just for Iphone...
I ask you make the app for android...
Best wishes:

This is a amazing APPs...Phonics Stories ,but only for Iphones..Is there any plan for Android versions of this great APPS? It will be a great help for us to learn Phonics. ^^

Thanks everyone for your comments.
There are no immediate plans for Android versions of our apps, but we have forwarded your requests to our mobile team.

Best wishes,
LearnEnglish Kids team

Please provide apps for Android phones as well... It'll be great help.... Thanks

It would be nice if you can make this app available to other store like INDIA as well !!

Thanks for your questions about the Phonics stories apps.
Unfortunately the apps are only available for ipad at the moment. You can use the website on android, but not the apps.

Best wishes,
Jo Blackmore
LearnEnglish Kids team

I have the same request: is it possible to have the Phonics Stories on this website or as an application for Galaxy? Thanks a lot

Is it not possible to have this on the normal website too? For those of us who don't have an iPad!
It would be very useful in class but we only have internet access on a laptop.

Dear Justine,
You can find the phonics stories on the Speak and Spell section of the website.
There are some additional games on the app, but the content of the stories is exactly the same.
I hope that the stories will be useful for your classes.

Best wishes
Jo Blackmore
LearnEnglish Kids team