SUPER WHY Phonics Fair for iPad Education App Review (iOS, $2.99)

  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: PBS KIDS
  • Updated: Dec, 19 2013
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 195.93 MB

Languages: English

Seller: PBS Kids

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
30 Ratings
All Versions:
30 Ratings


It’s Phonics Fair time! In this app from the hit PBS KIDS preschool series SUPER WHY, kids ages 3-6 celebrate as they learn reading, word-building and phonics skills through classic carnival-themed games.

•5 interactive literacy games designed for phonics practice
•30 key word families that are needed to learn to read are featured in each game (such as the –ALL word family, with words like “ball,” “tall,” “wall”).
•Over 130 stickers that kids can earn and decorate within the Phonics Fair Prize Booth
•8 phonics-themed SUPER WHY music videos
•Parent tools, including a Progress Tracker and device notifications that allow you to follow your child’s progress with each word family
•An advanced level of 30 additional word families is available for parents to purchase. Parents can challenge their young Super Readers when they’re ready to progress to more complex word families without having to download a new app. The advanced level includes Level 2 word families, such as “AKE” and “OOK” words, an expanded progress tracker and additional rewards and stickers.

Introduce your child to the words in the word families by tapping and dragging Woofster’s roller coaster cars along the track to collect letters and form words.

Take a ride with Princess Presto and match letters to their sounds to form words in a word family. Tap and spin the wheel to make the words appear.

Come one, come all to Wonder Red’s ball toss game!, Practice reading words in a word family and matching them to their pictures.

Tap all the words that belong in each word family. The more words you correctly press in a row, the faster the Whack-a-Word pegs will go!

Fasten your seatbelts – it’s word bumping time with Super Why! Tap and drag bumper cars together with the correct letter and word on them to form a word.

SUPER WHY Phonics Fair features a robust parents section, including a progress tracker that enables parents to see how their children are performing on each of the games and which word families may need more practice. Parents can also enable app notifications to be updated when their child has practiced a new set of ten word families and when their child has completed all of the first 30 word families.

Parents also have the option of purchasing 30 additional, more complex word families in the Advanced Level. This Advanced Level offers more challenging word families to continue your child’s phonics development, an expanded progress tracker and additional rewards to add to the game play experience.

SUPER WHY Phonics Fair is based on the PBS KIDS series SUPER WHY, produced by Out of the Blue Enterprises. The breakthrough preschool series is designed to help kids ages 3 to 6 with the critical skills that they need to learn (and love) to read! Out of the Blue Digital is a division of Out of the Blue Enterprises, a leader in children's educational entertainment.

For more learning adventures with SUPER WHY, visit For more apps from PBS KIDS, visit

SUPER WHY Phonics Fair is part of PBS KIDS’ ongoing commitment to helping kids build the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital media, as well as community-based programs.

Across all media platforms, PBS KIDS is committed to creating a safe and secure environment for children and families and being transparent about what information is collected from users. To learn more about PBS KIDS’ privacy policy, visit

Customer Reviews

  • Fun!

    by Treespurt

    I have sound without a problem. It's about having your settings correct. The app is excellent and my three year old daughter loves it.

  • I have sound!

    by Billie423

    My device side mute button was on and I had to turn it off to hear the sound in the app. Try that, and if that doesn't work then go to your system settings to look at your mute settings. This a "Super" great app!

  • No Sound

    by Khandace

    Just bought a few minutes ago - no sound. Tried all steps from "support"; no change. Nice graphics, but we are hearing customers also. My iPad is working well otherwise. Will request refund.

  • Super why

    by Don't reccomend

    Just installed the app and no sound followed all instructions is there a fix or how do you get a refund?

  • No sound!

    by Tllamore

    I wish I had read the reviews first. Just like others there is no sound . Save your money!

  • App got stuck on prizes

    by Luvmydrew

    We JUST bought this and it was very cute until the app got "stuck" on the prizes after whack a word. Please fix. We would love to use this app. but can't.

  • No sound

    by Shaynesbella

    This is the third Super Why app that has problems with sound. Please fix these issues. How unfair to these kids and very frustrating to us all. We have supported you, so fix this immediately please.

  • Hello, anyone

    by Joni chachi

    No sound, please fix

  • No sound

    by Kaybahan

    Very frustrating

  • No sound!!!!! Please fix!!!!

    by Biz123

    No sound!!!! Please fix!!!

  • No Sound

    by ejbeck34

    Where is the sound???

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