August 26, 2014 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Vancouver, Canada - Happy Frogs Apps today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Main Idea 1 (v1.1), their new educational app for iOS and Android devices. Main Idea 1 was developed specifically to help children master reading comprehension. The app helps "lost readers," kids who breezed through the early reading skills of phonics and sight-words, but don't actually understand what they are reading.
Main Idea 1 is designed for children grades 2-5 and helps them build one of the foundation skills required for reading comprehension: knowing what a story is about. Main Idea 1 is the first in the Main Idea series and builds proficiency in understanding what a sentence is about and the main idea it is conveying. Once a child firmly establishes this skill, they are well prepared for understanding the main ideas of a page or paragraph.
Tested with typical and special needs children, Main Idea 1 is designed to increase motivation and keep children engaged. Reading comprehension skills are built incrementally through a game-like format with a fun and engaging rewards system. New levels are unlocked only when users are ready as they master new skills. Instead of punishing users for wrong answers, users are always gently guided to correct ones, reducing frustration.
600 questions with content designed by professional teachers and researchers are included in the app, ensuring many hours of fun filled training. Advanced levels include timers to ensure fluency.
Main Idea 1 Features:
* 600 questions with content designed by professional educators
* Incremental and guided learning for less frustration and embarrassment
* Fun and engaging Rewards Center
* App can be easily reset to wok with a different student
* Colorful graphics and high quality sound effects
Janine Toole, the founder of Happy Frog Apps, had this to say about the app: "Reading is the key to learning. We want to give every child the apps they need to unlock their reading potential. Our apps teach them the core skills that will enrich their lives."
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 27.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Main Idea 1 (v1.1) is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play.
Happy Frog Apps creates fun apps that teach the foundation skills for reading comprehension. Happy Frog Apps is founded and led by Janine Toole, PhD, a keen reader who finds that her education and experience in Linguistics, software development and special needs learning provides the perfect mix for the creative pond that is Happy Frog Apps. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Happy Frog Apps. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.