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Hooked on Phonics Alternative

Looking for an alternative for Hooked on Phonics that works? Boost Your Child’s Learning Experience with MindPlay Education’s Online Learning Programs today!

  • Trusted by over 7 million students
  • Backed by over 40 years of experience
  • Embedded speech and language pathologists and reading specialists
  • 100s of engaging activities and lessons
  • Personalized assessments
  • Detailed tracking and reports
  • Guided practice sessions
  • Multi-sensory learning activities and more…

Trusted by teachers, tutors, parents and 7,000,000+ students for over 40 years.

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Why Choose MindPlay Education vs. Hooked on Phonics?

Welcome to MindPlay Education, the superior choice for K-12 reading and math education! If you’re searching for a reliable and effective educational program for homeschooling or professional teaching, look no further. MindPlay Education is your solution!

Hooked on Phonics Alternative

As a parent or educator, you want the best for your children or students. Here’s how MindPlay Education is stacks up to Hooked on Phonics:


Unlike Hooked on Phonics, MindPlay Education offers a complete program that covers all aspects of reading and math education. MindPlay’s online programs includes phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing. The reading curriculum is designed to provide a comprehensive approach to reading instruction, with multiple opportunities for students to practice and master each skill. With MindPlay Education, you get everything you need in one package.


At MindPlay Education, we understand that each child is unique and learns at their own pace. That’s why we offer personalized instruction and assessment to ensure that your child is always learning at the right level. Our assessment tools provide data-driven insights into your child’s reading abilities, enabling our program to adapt and provide targeted instruction to meet their specific needs. With Hooked on Phonics, you get a one-size-fits-all program that may not meet your child’s specific needs.


Our reading program has been proven to be effective in improving reading skills. In fact, MindPlay Education is the only program that has been awarded the highest possible rating by the National Institute for Literacy. Our program has also been recognized by the International Dyslexia Association for its effectiveness in helping students with dyslexia. With Hooked on Phonics, you get a program that may not have the same level of effectiveness.


We understand that homeschooling and professional teaching software can be expensive. That’s why we offer our program at a more affordable price than Hooked on Phonics. With MindPlay Education, you get a comprehensive and effective program at a price that won’t break the bank.

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Included in your free 7-day trial: Universal Screener, Dyslexia Screener, Virtual Reading Coach, Reading Fluency, MindPlay Literacy, Try it now!

Improve one grade level in reading in 20 hours.

Appropriate for all ages, our online reading program is self-paced and easy for students to use. It provides assessment-driven instruction and repeated opportunities for students to achieve mastery.

Aligned to the Science of Reading, our lessons focus on the skills needed to become a proficient and skilled reader.

All instruction is based on Orton-Gillingham’s structured literacy approach with content created by experts in speech and reading instruction.

Plus, not only are we standards-aligned, all lessons are delivered by certified speech pathologists – right on the screen!

Online Assessments

Universal Screener
In less than 30 minutes, MindPlay Universal Screener pinpoints the strengths and weaknesses of each student’s reading skills, then creates a customized learning plan.

Dyslexia Screener
In just 20-35 minutes, MindPlay’s Dyslexia Screener identifies students’ strengths and weaknesses in areas of reading consistent with characteristics of Dyslexia..

Math Screener
Students will receive 4 Full Benchmark assessments determined by the school year and periodic Progress Monitoring to measure their skill levels and improvement.

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Empower your child to thrive academically with MindPlay’s proven online learning programs, designed to meet the unique needs of homeschooling families.