A mother’s review of Poio:

It’s got my 4-year-old reading!

Four-year-old Annabelle from Essex has been playing Poio to learn letters and words, and her mother Vicky Hart is amazed by the difference it has made to her daughter. Read her review below to learn why she so strongly recommends the learn-to-read game to other parents.

Four-year-old Annabelle playing Poio while her mother Vicky is watching her progress. Photo: Private.

Four-year-old Annabelle playing Poio while her mother Vicky is watching her progress. Photo: Private.

It’s got my 4 yr old reading!

Thank you so much for creating this!
I’m amazed at the difference it’s made to my daughter, she’s sounding out words and reading! She’s just 4 years old!
We’ve been telling all our friends about it because we are so impressed.

We home educate (or will be starting this September) and already are recommending the app in the support groups online.
It’s so easy to pick up and play, the characters are adorable and the repetition of sounds means my girl picked up the letters so quickly.
It gently eased into sounding out the words and in no time my girl was sounding out loud alongside the app.
These words then forming a story is just a beautiful touch and gives my daughter more fuel to play because she wants to continue Poio’s adventure story and find out what happens next.

Her favourite extra bits so far are the spiders and creatures, especially with the farting sounds, she finds these hilarious.

Since using the app, she has now been sounding out words she spots in real life and reading them.
It’s so nice to have found an app that feels like play to her, but that I can see is actually teaching her something.
I wish this had been around years back when I was teaching my son to read (that was long and difficult). This app has made my job of teaching her reading so much easier, it’s made it fun!


Poio has helped more than 100,000 children learn how to read.
Give your children the best possible start to their reading journey!