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Fun, Interactive, Reading Practise

Fonetti is the interactive reading app that listens to children as they read aloud, and holds their attention by changing the word colour in real-time as they read along.

It makes reading fun and gives grown-ups reassurance that they are providing safe screen time; and gives kids self-confidence and a solid foundation for life-long learning.

Download on the App Store
Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play

Our Young Authors’ Competition winners have been announced! Very well done to everyone who entered!

Did you know we have nearly 90 Enid Blyton stories available in Fonetti?

The collections of around 30 short stories are available to buy in bundles for just £7.99… you can read a few pages first to decide if you’d like to buy!

With Fonetti, any time can be Story Time!

Huge thanks to all our fans who have recorded a story to share with you. All you need to do is watch or listen, enjoy, and read along in the Fonetti app!

We’re passionate about the benefits of reading, so we ALWAYS have free stories available on Fonetti. The books change monthly, and are chosen based on feedback and what’s happening that month.

How the Fonetti app works

We’ve created a new, refreshing alternative in the world of reading, Listening Books™.

When children read Fonetti Listening Books™ out loud, our patented speech recognition engine recognises what they’ve said and whether it matches the story. When they say the words right, the words turn green and if not, they turn grey. If a child is stuck, they can simply double tap for a clue.

See it in action >>>

How is Fonetti different to other reading apps?

We’re proud to be the pioneers of a new reading technology making positive changes to children across the globe as our listening books:

  • Offer flexibility – use at home and school or on your travels
  • Build confidence reading aloud
  • Boost literacy
  • Follow the National Curriculum reading levels
  • Provide guilt-free screen-time
  • Encourage children to read for pleasure
  • Respond to every UK accent and regional dialect
  • Support SEN learners
  • Help EAL readers practise pronunciation and develop their vocabulary

Fonetti is also accredited by the British Government’s Department for Education’s Hungry Little Minds Campaign as the only approved platform for children to practise their reading.

We’re honoured that Clare Balding is our Brand Ambassador…

“I’m a massive fan of Fonetti because of the inventive way it makes reading fun, engages young readers and captures their imaginations. This is a highly innovative education startup motivated by a global vision to improve reading skills and why I agreed to support the business and become it’s Brand Ambassador.”

…and we’re proud of our awards & achievements, including…


“Fonetti is such a simple concept and a brilliant use of technology to support children, make them feel more confident reading and allow parents to monitor their progress.”

Clare Balding, OBE, Children’s Book Author, TV Presenter

Fonetti has been a wonderful gift for us. It has enabled children to access high quality engaging texts and see how accurately they can read. The books they read can be tailored by the class teacher who can get immediate feedback on the on the children’s performance. The children love it too!!!

Jonathan Hart, Headteacher, Fritwell Primary School

“It is 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

Fonetti allows our children to engage with reading in an interactive and unique way; building the foundation for a life-long love of books.

Bella Green, Teacher, Belmont Primary School

“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

The voice recognition is an excellent way to prompt children’s ability to read aloud; the words changing colour provides instant feedback for the children which in turn creates intrinsic satisfaction and motivation.

Vicky Langan, Teacher, Paulton Junior School

“When my son Giovani first used the Fonetti app, I noticed how much more confident, and in control he was about sounding out the words. As a parent you always want to support your child the best way you can. Thank you Fonetti for adding value to our reading time.”

Louise Power, Mum to Giovani

Nurturing a love of reading, that remains with children throughout their lifetime,  is invaluable and Fonetti is such a brilliant way of aiding with this and at the same time developing their reading skills.

Simon Davies, Headteacher, Balfour Primary School

“Thank you so much for the good news, this has really boosted my confidence in English.”

(Category winner in the Young Authors’ Competition 2020)

Arran, Aged 11

We have already had parents sending in messages of thanks for this opportunity

Katie Henson, Headteacher, St Andrew’s Primary School

Fonetti is fun wherever you are

“The stories in the library make you excited and curious.”

Hear from some of our Fonetti Fans…


The multi-patented technology behind Fonetti has been developed by children’s speech recognition experts Auris Tech Limited and The University of Edinburgh’s world renowned School of Informatics.​

University of Edinburgh