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“My daughter LOVES Square Panda! It's great that there are so many games to choose from, so she never gets bored.”
“Square Panda has been a blessing. It’s peaked my daughter’s interest in wanting to recognize letters and sounds as well as write!”
“My daughter asks to ‘do her letters’ every day. Square Panda is a great program with a lot of variety to cater to different levels of learners.”
Multisensory perception supports optimal learning.
Square Panda combines letters with sounds in a tactile environment, turning tablets into phonics learning stations that leverage sight, sound, AND touch.
Struggling learners benefit from multisensory cues.
Square Panda’s multisensory approach can advance low-performing children’s foundational skills while helping other learners progress through exploratory play.
High-poverty kids benefit the most.
Square Panda supports children at home and in school—developing early reading skills with an eye to long-term challenges such as high school success.
Second-language learners need additional reading support.
Square Panda serves as a foundational crosswalk between English and a child’s native language, as learners build their understanding of key phonics principles.
Early phonics instruction has the greatest impact.
Square Panda advances phonological awareness, rhyming, blending, segmentation, letter-sound associations, decoding, encoding, and more.
Square Panda partners with Dr. Bruce McCandliss, neuroscience researcher at Stanford University, and follows the guidelines of the National Reading and National Literacy Panels.
*Sources: Birsh, 1999; Blau et al., 2009; Blau et al., 2010; Bowey, 1995; Hecht et al., 2000; Montessori, 1967; Reid, 2013; National Literacy Panel, 2006; NICHD, 2000; Noble, Farah, McCandliss, 2006; Van Atteveldt et al., 2004.
“David has started to identify letters. I'm certain this would not be the case were he not using Square Panda.”
Square Panda apps and games require an adult to create an account to approve product use by a child. To fully-activate an account, Square Panda requires an adult to provide their name, email, and country of residence to help identify customer status and ensure content received is in the correct language. Square Panda apps and games keep track of children’s progress as they play. Square Panda also requires submission of the child’s first name and date of birth. This allows synchronization of gameplay to account so adults can view learning progress and games can be set to age-appropriate levels.
The Square Panda Playset requires a compatible tablet and connection via Bluetooth to access the Square Panda App. The apps are available for downloaded through the App Store or Google Play. Tablet not included. See FAQ for supported tablets.