Hooked on Phonics was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut. Its parent company is Sandviks with books distributed through Simon & Schuster.
Hooked on Phonics offers educational materials to help improve reading through the use of phonetics, which is the letter-sound correlation. It was heavily advertised in the 1990’s on TV and radio, aimed specifically towards parents that provide schooling at home. Beginning in 2001, Hooked on Phonics began a new partnership with KinderCare Learning Centers. It was then acquired by Educate, Inc. in 2005, who also operate Sylvan Learning. New product lines were introduced starting in 2006 that included Hooked on Handwriting, Hooked on Spanish and Hooked on Spelling, plus more. It is currently available in over 30 countries.
Parents and caregivers can get started with a membership to a digital learning program that includes in-home books and workbooks for just $1 for the first month. The program combines education and entertainment to get kids excited to read and learn. There are over 100 videos, over 275 interactive games, and more than 100 fully illustrated stories. After the first month, memberships are $12.99 plus shipping each month. The program includes unlimited access to the Learn to Read app, discussion questions about each book, plus tips and tricks on learning at home and on the go. Members will also receive a monthly shipment of 2-3 books with correlating workbooks, and celebration stickers to reward milestones.
If you would like to cancel your Hooked on Phonics membership, we can help. Included is a step-by-step instruction guide on how to contact the company and what information you’ll need to have ready when you do. Keep reading for more information.