Bright Phonics - Easily Learn Phonics and Sight Words on your iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

Bright Phonics
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Bright Phonics is an educational iPhone app that enables even the busiest parents to supervise their children’s learning of basic phonic skills without interrupting everyday tasks.

The best way to teach phonics and sight words

This simple, effective educational tool uses scientifically based “spaced repetition” to help children commit the basic letter sounds, or phonemes, and sight words to memory.

Easy To Use

Easily teach your child phonics to improve your child's reading and writing ability.

Effective Learning

Use scientifically based spaced repetition to practice known phonics less often and less familiar phonics more often. Committing them to long term memory faster and stronger.

Sight Words

Teach you child sight words for improved reading speed, fluency and accuracy.

Apple Watch

Compatible with Apple Watch so you can follow your child's progress and offer guidance when needed whilst still getting on with everyday tasks.

How it works

Bright Phonics is designed to automatically focus on the phonemes and sight words your child needs to practice most, making the most efficient use of their practice session.

Practice Phonics

Practice phonics with you child and record how well they know each phoneme with an easy to use traffic light system.

Track Progress

Track you child's progress as they learn and memorise new phonemes and sight words.

Customised Practice Sessions

Future practice sessions are customised to specifically focus on what your child needs to learn and when they should practice next.

Multiple Profiles

Multiple profiles allows each child to progress at their own pace.


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Frequently asked questions

Do I have to have an Apple Watch to use Bright Phonics?

No. Bright Phonics is Apple Watch compatible but works great with just an iPhone or iPad.

Does my child have to complete all levels and the sight words?

No. Work at your child’s level or to where they are comfortable. If they feel like trying the next level or some sight words they can give them a go.

Do I have to complete all phonemes or sight words in a session?

To get the most out or Bright Phonics we recommend you complete a full session. If you don't complete an entire session don't worry, Bright Phonics knows where you left off and will automatically adjust for the next session.

I accidentally gave the wrong answer whilst practicing, help!

If you selected the wrong answer whilst practicing don't worry, just continue practicing as normal and Bright Phonics will reassess and adjust accordingly when you come to it again.

What do the circles in the Track Progress screen mean?

Each circle represents the percentage of phonemes (or sight words) your child either knows (green), has strong memory of (yellow) or is still learning (red) for each level.


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Start teaching your child phonics and sight words more effectively and efficiently today!

About our team

Zero41 Software is a Perth based, award winning Software Company. It’s founders; Jon Cahill and Louise Marendoli are busy parents to their daughter. They thought there must be an easier way of helping Embeth learn her phonics, without all the photocopied booklets, flash cards and the associated phaffing around.

Jon Cahill

Design, software development and Dad experience.

Louise Marendoli

Marketing, quality control and Mum experience.

Emmy Betty

Inspiration, testing and resident witch.

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We'd love to hear how Bright Phonics has helped you teach your child phonics and sight words, or how we can improve and make Bright Phonics better.

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Contact details

Phone: +61 08 9467 6009

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @BrightPhonics