"What really sets Square Panda apart are the tactile components. Students are touching and exploring letters while actively engaged in searching for them."

ELIZABETH CUMMINGS, PRE-K INCLUSION TEACHER

“The lowest students in the grade cycle through my class to use Square Panda. I have seen tremendous growth. Two students in particular have grown in their word recognition, writing, spelling, and confidence!”

NICOLE OSTBY, TEACHER

"Square Panda addresses a variety of fundamental skills that Kindergarteners need in order to become lifelong learners and readers."

JENNIFER NIELSON, KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

Neuroscience Research

Build reading fluency across diverse populations, including Title I, ELL, RTI, and SPED.

Research Findings*

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 students benefit from multisensory cues.

Square Panda’s multisensory approach can advance low-performing students’ foundational skills while helping other learners progress through exploratory play.

High-poverty students benefit the most.

Square Panda supports children at school and at home—developing early reading skills with an eye to long-term challenges such as dropout prevention.

Second-language learners need additional reading support.

Square Panda serves as a foundational crosswalk between English and a students’ native language, as learners build their understanding of key phonics principles.

Early phonics instruction has the greatest impact.

To engage all PreK-3 students, 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.

To learn more, see "The Science Behind Square Panda."

*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.

"My lower students practice letter identification, while my more advanced students build words and expand their vocabulary. I am seeing big results with their letter knowledge."

AMY DUNSWORTH, PRE-K TEACHER

New SquareLand Early Literacy Curriculum

  • A world of adaptive educational play
  • Scaffolded mini-games
  • Increased personalization as students play
  • Engaging narrative format
  • Real-time data in Teacher Portal
  • Phonological awareness, phonics, spelling, print concepts, and more
  • New mini-games releasing regularly
  • Exploratory and student-driven
  • Compatible with existing playsets

Enhanced Teacher Portal

  • Insights at student, classroom, campus, and district levels
  • Class and student progress monitoring
  • Real-time assessment feedback for teachers and administrators
  • Reports on time spent, fidelity of implementation, and more
  • Simplified management of classrooms, campuses, and districts
  • Management of licensing and role-based permissions
 

Flashcards are available for purchase to extend and personalize instruction. Learn more.

Classroom Playset

  • Bluetooth-enabled playset with new smart screen
  • 46 Smart Letters
  • Built-in QR code for easy playset/tablet pairing
  • Compact stackable design
  • Drawstring storage bag for letters
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Annual subscription required

Annual Subscription

  • SquareLand Early Literacy Curriculum
  • Access to the new Teacher Portal
  • Up to 30 student enrollments
  • One teacher and two support log-ins
  • Online teacher resources such as lesson plans
  • Onboarding and standards alignment
  • Initial implementation support
  • Updates and enhancements
  • Playsets not included

"Working with the Square Panda team has been amazing. From purchasing to data exchange to training to rollout to trouble shooting, the team has been by our side every step of the way."

KATY PHINNEY, PRE-K PROGRAM SPECIALIST

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November
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December
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TRA (TN Reading) Murfreesboro, TN
VSTE Virginia Beach, VA

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