When using the Hooked on Phonics App, certain areas will be unlocked through completion of a prior step or achievement of a certain milestone. For example:
Playing through the App in Sequence
When you move through the App, you may move freely between numbered Steps (up at the top of your screen), but you will need to play each activity within a lesson to advance to the next lesson. See below for an example, where the last activity on the screen is inside a "raindrop", as it has not yet been unlocked. Once the highlighted activity is completed, the next activity is opened for play. This allows the App to track your child's answers and ensure they are practicing and mastering a skill before proceeding to subsequent skills. Any activity that has been completed prior may be played again without limit.
Also note, from the main screen, you'll need to tap the big PLAY button to begin play within the numbered steps for the first time.
From the home screen, you'll notice the Game Room, eBook library, and Music Library are always available for your child to revisit outside of the numbered Steps above. As your child completes the elements within the numbered steps, they'll become available in the free play section to revisit whenever you like. The same is true of the Rewards, which will be automatically unlocked as your child reaches milestones within the program.