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Help for Early Readers

The stress-free way to help your child to read

All Aboard makes learning to read simple, so parents can be sure their child is on track

With an app that makes learning to read fun and easy, you can keep your child on track without stress.

The All Aboard app uses a visual phonics method called pictophonics, which takes all of the frustration out of reading practice. There are no phonics rules to learn: the app will guide your child to learn the letter sounds with the help of the visual prompts.

A new unique lesson is made available each day, with the difficulty level adapted to match the learner’s progress. Each lesson is packed full of fun games which children love.

In this way, All Aboard gets the balance of fun and learning just right. You may even find your child asking to do the lessons!

The All Aboard app combines the following principles to achieve the goal of reading progress:


  • Covering all the essential foundation reading skills: phonemic awareness, letter recognition, and blending
  • A new visual phonics approach which suits the children’s brains
  • Genuinely fun game-based lessons for good engagement and focus
  • Adaptive lessons which are just the right level for each individual learner

What you can expect from the All Aboard app

  • Quick, easy lessons made up of engaging games and activities
  • A unique visual phonics method proven to work better
  • Alphabet and phonics sounds covered comprehensively
  • Building of essential foundation reading skills: grapheme recognition, phonemic awareness, blending, memory 
  • Adapts to the right pace for your child
  • Variety of games which children love
  • Guilt-free screen time which is both fun AND educational
  • No ads
  • Free of charge

Short lessons for full engagement - on phone or tablet

Engaging young children in reading becomes easy when it’s made to be fun from the start, rather than daunting and stressful. All you need is your phone or tablet. You can open the app each day for a new, unique lesson made up of games and activities which target reading skills while giving the child fun, rewarding screen time.

Adapts to be just the right level for the child

Our focus is on moving forward at the pace of each child, without causing the stress and resistance that can build up so fast, when you use the older (and much more boring!) phonics methods. Every game adapts to the ability it senses, in real time during the play. That way every child is kept in a zone of gently challenging fun. That is how you can get the quickest progress for the individual, rather than some “average” child. If the level of challenge feels too high or too low for an individual learner, then the feedback we get from the learner also adjusts how challenging each game feels the next time it is played.

Free app with no ads

The daily 15-minute lesson is free, with the option to pay for a library of ebooks. We believe that children’s apps should not have ads, and so you will not find any in All Aboard. You will also find a classic design with gentle colours to achieve the right level of stimulation for the child. There are no annoying jingles or colour explosions to be found!

Essential foundation reading skills

All Aboard will assess how much your child already knows about letters and sounds and adapt accordingly.

The activities work on letter and sound recognition, phonemic awareness, blending, short term memory, word decoding and spelling. In other words, all the essential skills for having a strong foundation and the best chance of success with learning to read.

Getting started

You can get started today by downloading the beta version of the app. It is completely free - we just ask for any feedback you have at the end of each lesson.