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Bearded Dragon - Now Available on the App Store

Wrinkled Pants are proud to announce the Bearded Dragon series for the iPad, presented in English text, with Mandarin voice over. Instructions and key words are given in Simple Chinese (Putonghua Syntax).

The high-interest, fact-based story about the intelligence of bees is written in easy-to-read text, with a set of activities/games to improve literacy skills in basic English: oral reading, comprehension, vocabulary development, phonics, spelling and writing.

The Bearded Dragon series provides self-instructional help for Chinese students who want to learn basic elements of the English language in an easy, and enjoyable medium.

 

 

Are Dogs Smart, or What? My Reader! - now available in the app store!

Are Dogs Smart, or What? is the fourth, and most advanced application in the Are Animals Smart, or What? series of apps for the iPad,  designed to raise literacy levels of students who struggle with low achievement and low self-esteem.  The high-interest, fact-based story about the intelligence of guide dogs is the basis for a series of engaging, interactive literacy-building games/activities that provide practice in learning about phonics, spelling, word recognition, short and long vowel sounds, vocabulary development, and writing.  Personalized and customized to the needs of the individual learner, the program is self-instructional, giving students a sense of empowerment over their learning.

What makes Are Dogs Smart, or What? so appealing to students is the fact-based, but reader-friendly story which is linked to a series of highly engaging skill-building literacy activities that promote understanding of how words are decoded, thus enabling students to become more fluent and more independent readers.

Are Bees Smart, Or What?

Are Bees Smart, or What? is the first app in the My Word! Reader series, designed for students who struggle with literacy skills and those who are new to English. The words in the story are used in a series of interactive Word Activities that build word analysis skills, including vocabulary development, phonics, spelling and writing.

Are Whales Smart, Or What?

Are Whales Smart, or What? the second app in the My Word! Reader series, is slightly more difficult than the first app. The Word Review in all our apps is personalized to the individual learner and is a powerful tool for students who struggle with low literacy skills and those who are new to English.

Are Squirrels Smart, Or What?

Are Squirrels Smart, or What?  is the third app in the My Word! Reader series, and developmentally more difficult in the progression of learning to decode new words.   Word Activities engage learners in studying short and long vowel sounds, initial consonant blends, vocabulary, spelling and writing.

Are Squirrels Smart, or What? - now available in the app store!

Praise for Are Squirrels Smart, or What?


”I love to show this app to people of all ages, and watch their reactions. Whether they can read or not, they are captivated by the story, have fun with the graphics and playing the games that are beautifully crafted to teach fundamental reading skills."    

”This superior educational app serves to not only educate young readers, but does so in a consistent, and easily understood manner. Wish I had more iPads so they (students) could all work the apps together instead of having to take turns!"
Are Whales Smart or What?

 Are Whales Smart, or What? - now available in the app store!

Praise for Are Whales Smart, or What?

"If you want your kids to have fun and to learn in whale size proportions, get this app! Afters a few sessions, you'll say My Kids! Are They Smart, or What!"  

"A smart, beautiful app that will keep kids (and adults!) coming back to it again and again. I love the Bees app too, and I can't wait to see what they come up with next!"


"Our kids are big fans of the first book, and we were really excited to find that there is another book in the series. Same great quality, humor, and educational value throughout."

Are Bees Smart, or What? - now available in the app store!

Praise for Are Bees Smart, or What?

"a student-friendly (and teacher-friendly as well) app that is practical, smart, and worthwhile for children learning to read or having a tough time reading."

"a clever app that should entice older struggling readers to practice reading and word analysis skills."

"a wonderful and engaging story designed for students who are old enough for well-developed content but struggle with independent reading."

Wrinkled Pants Software develops software applications to improve the literacy skills of underachieving elementary and secondary school students who struggle with inadequate reading skills, thus affecting their work in every area of the curriculum. My Word! Readers are sophisticated in design, yet easy to use.

Wrinkled Pants has seen its apps sold all over the world ... from the USA, Canada, UK, Sweden, Australia, France, and Micronesia!

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