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The world's first
Listening Bookshop

The app that encourages children to read

Books that listen
Books that listen

Books in The Listening Bookshop will actually listen to the child as they read aloud, highlighting the words as they get it right and showing them when they get it wrong.

Encouraging feedback
Encouraging feedback

Fonetti uses an encouraging feedback process that enables children to improve their reading skills, and creates the desire to read more by awarding stars and badges.

Quality Content
Quality Content

Stocked with a library of Listening Books that are proven to be entertaining and educational, previously including titles from the Oxford Reading Tree, the UK’s most successful reading scheme.

With Fonetti, words on screen light up green when correctly read aloud.
If you would like to try it, you can speak into your mic from your phone, tablet or computer and see it happen in real-time!

Try it for yourself here

At Home

With The Listening Bookshop, parents no longer have to choose between story time or tablet time – they’ve got both, all in one easy-to-use app.

Fonetti provides a valuable and safe tool which will enable your child to read alone in a supported way. The Listening Bookshop provides primary school aged children with that patient, comforting listening ear to help in the learning-to-read journey at any time and in any place. Readers can start a book at school, and seamlessly finish reading it at home.

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At School

When teachers don’t always have enough time to sit one to one with every single child, Fonetti acts as a Virtual Classroom Assistant.

In the classroom, The Listening Bookshop gives children the chance to read independently whilst still getting the support they need, enabling teachers to use their limited time to reach each pupil more effectively. The app helps teachers to engage with parents and allows seamless transition between the classroom and the home. Fonetti keeps track of what children have been reading and notes what they have struggled with, providing a record and assessment.

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Our App

A library stocked with Listening Books
Words light up green as children read aloud
Earn rewards and unlock achievements
A library stocked with Listening Books
Words light up green as children read aloud
Earn rewards and unlock achievements


“It will be really good for children who don’t really like reading in front of others, especially if they’ve got a confidence issue”
- Karena Cubillo, primary school teacher
“The fact it lights up as they go along, even that is an achievement to them because they’ve made it light up. With a standard book, you don’t have anything as rewarding as that”
- Victoria Edgar, parent

Our Partners

The University of Edinburgh

“The largest, longest established and highest quality research group in informatics in the UK, having produced more world-leading and internationally excellent research (4* and 3*) than any other UK university”

Together with the University of Edinburgh School of Informatics, we have created the world’s first ASR engine specifically built to respond to children’s read speech, with an incredible accuracy rate of 91.2%.