Phonics Museum App Bridges Summer Gap to Prepare Kids for the Upcoming School Year

LANCASTER, Pa., August 12, 2017 Studies show that children who do not regularly read during the summer can lose up to two months of reading skills. The Phonics Museum app from Veritas, a leader in classical Christian education materials, is helping kids – and parents – get ready for the upcoming academic year by providing a fun, multi-sensory and proven way to learn and improve reading skills.

“Summer is a great time for family vacations and relaxing, but it can also be detrimental to a child’s educational progress,” said Laurie Detweiler, executive vice president and co-founder of Veritas. “Children aren’t eager to ‘study’ during the summer months, which is why programs like Phonics Museum, which allow children to be entertained while learning, are perfect. We designed this app to excite children about reading and make them confident when they open a book.”PhonicsMuseum220x77

The Phonics Museum app, designed for kids ages 3-7, is based on Veritas’ award winning Phonics Museum curriculum designed to teach children how to read with through an entertaining journey through the museum. Unlike other educational reading apps, Phonics Museum has a multi-sensory approach to learning letters and sounds with the help of museum curator Miss Biddle and Percival, miniature suit of armor. Using a combination of animated and live-action teaching allows a child not only to hear but also see how to pronounce sounds of new letters and words to get the best reading results.

“There are a lot of expectations for what a child should be able to do when he or she begins school,” said Marlin Detweiler, the co-founder of Veritas. “If your child hasn’t been learning throughout the summer, he or she may already be behind academically. Our app can help bridge this gap. It is designed to work at the child’s pace and educational learning style, whether he is a kinesthetic, auditory or visual learner.”

The Phonics Museum app features over 900 engaging games, activities, interactions, exercises and memory songs that will excite children to read both in and out of the classroom. The app creates a foundation for reading that gives children an advantage to when going back to school.

“Reading gives students a chance to explore, be imaginative and create. This app is about fostering the love of reading,” said Laurie Detweiler. “As a parent, it can be hard to find the time to make sure you child isn’t falling behind. Phonics Museum app is something children will want to play. It is so engaging, they may even forget they are learning.”

The Phonics Museum app is available now for iOS platforms for a monthly subscription of $9.99 or $98.99 annually. User reviews rave about the app’s ability to engage and teach children:

  • “My daughter loved the app! It taught her all her letters and their sounds. And within a month, she was able to read her first book. She begs to use the app!”
  • “I’ve never seen a reading app that is so thorough and fun. It really does take the stress out of teaching my daughter how to read. It’s AMAZING! Thank you!!!!”

“Phonics Museum has nailed it! My 5 and (already-reading) 8 year olds both love this app and my 5 year old has made great improvements in her phonetic understanding. Thank you so much for making learning FUN!”

For additional information and a free 14-day trial, visit

Veritas was founded by Marlin and Laurie Detweiler and has been a leader in classical education for 20 years. A comprehensive K-12 education provider, Veritas offers curriculum, synchronous Live Online classes and interactive self-paced online courses as well as diplomas through an accredited online school, Veritas Scholars Academy. For more information, visit




Kristin Nill