Hooked on Phonics [Review]. Does Hooked on Phonics Work?

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Original Advertised Price: $14.95 + $0.00 S&H + potential sales tax for 30-Day Risk Free Trial. If accepted, 4 easy payments of $49.99, billed each month for a total of $214.91. Customer Service - (888) 605-5055. All refunds will be in the amount of the product price only. Offer comes with: 8 DVDs, 36 Original Storybooks, 8 Workbooks, Award-Winning Authors, Quick Start Guide.

Hooked on Phonics has become more than a late-night As Seen on TV Product; it has become an institution. It's used by day cares, schools, and in homes and it continues to gain momentum. Check out the video on the right. There are even places where they have teachers whose sole job is to teach Hooked on Phonics to their kids.

But Does the Stuff Even Work?

Features & Claims - Hooked on Phonics

According to hookedonphonics.com, Hooked on Phonics comes with the following features & claims:

  • 8 DVDs of engaging animations and graphics
  • 36 Original Storybooks
  • 8 Workbooks fun and engaging
  • Award-Winning Authors write exclusively for Hooked on Phonics.
  • Quick Start Guide
  • New Online Interactive Tools
  • FREE Bonus Gifts - The Advanced Reading Level, Bonus Sing-Along CD, Bonus DVD
  • FREE Shipping & Processing!

And Hooked on Phonics has been granted the following awards:

  • 2009 Parents Choice Silver Award
  • 2010 Parent-Tested, Parent-Approved Award
  • Disney's iParenting Media Award (2009)

Review - Hooked on Phonics Complaints, Fraud, Rip-Offs, Scams...

Review Summary for Hooked on Phonics

Since Hooked on Phonics has been around awhile and is an intricate, detailed system, the reviews can be quite heady. We found few order processing issues over the years according to the traditional complaint sites . Very, very few when you factor in that the product has been around for over a decade. And there's probably a better-than-even chance that the complaints were taken care of since the BBB gives the company a rating of A+ .

As for the product's performance, you almost need a Doctorate in Philosophy to understand the arguments. We didn't find one that said the product didn't work. In fact there were many, many who said the product did quite well. Those who were detractors questioned the product's necessity and the length of the duration of the programs - go, figure, the program might take a full semester for a kid learn.

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