December 24, 2010 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Las Vegas, Nevada - Announcing Appiness Academy, the developer of Speedy Reader, has released an important update for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users. The application uses beautiful photos to teach kids how to read more than ninety words, which identify animal and item names from four different ecosystems. To increase kids' reading vocabulary, the app boasts a fun game that can practiced alone, played with friends, or enjoyed as a fast-paced, exciting challenge with the new Speedy Reader bots, which are being released for the first time in this version.
Speedy Reader is a reading game that teaches kids the names of things, using beautiful, clear photos and text labels. The app is visually stunning, easy to use, and provides a venue for learning while having fun.
There are more than ninety words to learn in Speedy Reader. Some of them are ordinary, while others are more exotic. The words span four categories: space, desert, oceans and jungle, and consist of animals and of course, planets and other objects found in space.
To increase kids' reading vocabulary, the app does dual duty as both fun game and teaching tool. Kids can learn alone or invite someone to sit on the other side of the device to play a friendly challenge. The game shows pictures and the children must select which photo matches the word.
For those times when kids have no one to play with, they are still able to enjoy a little competition by playing against the Speedy Reader bots. The bots are brand new to the application, appearing for the first time in the 1.2 version, adding even more fun and learning enticement.
Game score posting to the app's leaderboards can be beneficial to children as well, helping to increase their reading confidence through a display of success.
These are some of the features in Speedy Reader:
* Amazingly crisp, clear, beautiful photographs
* Teaches the names of animals and things in four different environments
* Teaches kids to read more than 90 words
* Provides learning fun and enough challenge to hold a child's interest
* Play alone, with a friend, or against the Speedy Reader bots
* Kids can build their self-confidence by earning a place on the leaderboards
While Speedy Reader is perfect for children, it's also good for anyone learning to read English. Parents and grandparents will appreciate the opportunity to play with the kids in their lives, using this fun teaching tool.
* iPhone and iPod touch, iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 59.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Speedy Reader 1.2 is only $2.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. It will be on sale for $ .99 (USD) until January 1, 2011. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.
Appiness Academy is dedicated to creating educational games that supplement or even replace some aspects of traditional education. The company believes that games are the best, most natural way for kids to learn. Speedy Reader is a great example of the focus of Appiness Academy's work. Copyright (C) 2010 Mobile-App-Marketing-Makeover & Edward Turner. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.