Square Panda Multisensory Literacy Program Review

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My kids spend most of their time unplugged, but every once in a while an educational program comes along that justifies screen use for my kids.

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Square Panda is one of those programs. I first discovered this literacy program at CES in 2017. I was intrigued, but at the time I didn’t have a child who was working on literacy.

This fall I have a first grader who is struggling with reading, and Square Panda is releasing their newly updated playset! Needless to say, I was thrilled to receive the offer to review the Square Panda Playset 2.0.

Square Panda Review

There are a lot of things to love about Square Panda. Here are our favorite features.

Playful Learning

Learning phonics can feel like a real chore to kids who don’t find it intuitive. Square Panda’s games make it a very playful experience.

Multisensory Learning

When I do let my kids play with screens, I try to choose apps that have a physical component. Square Panda is brilliant this way. The letters solid and fun for kids to pick up. My daughter finds placing them on the board very satisfying.

Vowels are yellow, while consonants are purple – reinforcing another consonant rule (Y is purple, if you are wondering).

Square Panda Playset 2.0 review

Fun Repetition

You need repetition to learn all of those letter sounds! Square Panda has created the most delightful repetitive phonics activities that I have seen. Children repeat sounds over and over while morphing the letters into different shapes, painting them different colors, popping bubbles, and more.

 
 
 
 
 
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Wide Variety of Games

Square Panda has so many games that you can pair with the playset! They are all free to download. From dancing to bowling to building letters to creating your very own alphabet song, there is guaranteed to be an app to intrigue every child.

Square Panda Squareland

Square Panda released a new app called Squareland to celebrate this new playset. This adventure themed app is my kids’ current favorite. Like all of the other Square Panda games, it is free to download.

What do you think of the new Square Panda playset? Have you ever used this program to teach literacy? Share opinions on on my Facebook page, or tag me on Instagram.

MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

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