In 2020, we tested and delivered a smartphone app called FUNetix.


FUNetix turns non-readers into readers in "about 12 hours."   It works by sending the right information to the right part of the brain to teach children how to recognize sounds and map symbols to sounds.

Simultaneous to teaching sounds and mapping, FUNetix teaches blending of sound symbols to form words.

After learning how to read words, FUNetix teaches students how to read more and more complex material, such as sentences and stories.

FUNetix constantly tests for reading comprehension.  In order to progress through the app, students have to continuously prove what they understand, by choosing correct answers within the reading material.

Once FUNetix teaches students how to read using a basic phonetic English code called Kindercode™, a.k.a. 21E®, the app proceeds to teach English spelling and English phonics, using a patented application of the "diacritic method," which has been in use worldwide for more that 2,000 years.

Finally, the app weans new readers off of the diacritics (just as you would slowly raise, then remove training wheels off of a bicycle) and THE STUDENT IS NOW A READER, in just 12 hours of total instruction!

From non-reader to reader in "about 12 hours."  This is what we deliver. 

We are the American Youth Literacy Foundation, and our mission is to ensure that EVERY child learns how to read before they finish 3rd grade!


Sample Screens of the FUNetix alpha version that became the FUNetix 12 Hour Reading App in 2020 and is now available for 100% free, individual download and use worldwide from the App Store, Google Play and Amazon Kindle App Store.

Why the app works