With Square Panda, children build early reading skills through a curriculum that can be personalized to each child through fun and engaging play. The award-winning learning system takes a multisensory approach to teaching, helping kids ages 2 to 8 to read using touch, sight and sound. Children learn to read and construct words by combining physical smart letters with interactive learning games that keep them engaged, build confidence, advance letter recognition, vocabulary and word construction. Square Panda also allows parents to track learning progress through the Parent Portal, giving parents a real-time insight into their child’s learning.
Bruce McCandliss is currently a tenured professor at Stanford University in the Graduate School of Education. His research uses the tools of developmental cognitive neuroscience to study individual differences and educational transformations in key cognitive skills such as attention, language, literacy, and mathematics. He is currently the head of the Educational Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at Stanford University. PhD Neurology University of Oregon
Carol founded Creative Kids in 1980 and nurtured it to become the state’s largest family-owned child care center chain in Nevada. The company operated eight centers and employed over 160 people. She recently sold the company to Learning Care Group, the nation’s second largest educational oriented day care center. She brings a wealth of hands on knowledge of educating children in Square Panda’s target age range. She has a Masters in Education.
Dr. Hua Shu is a professor in the State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University. Her research interests include the universal and specific aspects of reading acquisition in Chinese, compared with that in alphabetic languages; the core deficits of Chinese dyslexic children and the underlying brain mechanism; how factors such as cognitive skills, vocabulary, genetic and familial factors affect and predict reading failures.
Alex was the former Vice President of Business Partnership at Discovery Education. He has over 15 years of experience in the educational technology market. He is also the president of Lynn Street Partners, a consulting firm dedicated to developing cost effective marketing strategies for both established and start-up edu-tech companies.