Economical Mommy thinks Froggy Phonics “is cute, I love the simplicity of it all. Oh, and don’t let me forget, I LOVE the music. It pleasant to the ears and does not get on my hubby’s and my nerves. Which as parents is very important ;-)” See the full review and a video of the… Read more »
Monthly Archives:: April 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 29, 2014) — Educational mobile apps Champs of Numeria and That’s Baloney! have each been named 2014 National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) winners for their innovation, attention to quality and engagement. Champs of Numeria is a SILVER winner and That’s Baloney! is an HONORS winner. Each year, NAPPA’s independent panel of expert judges… Read more »
Roaen of Love Life Logistics reviews Froggy Phonics and Tic-Tac Bananas with her 5 year old son, Kuya. Love Life Logistics is a blog covering home life, activities the author does with her family and the logistics of running a household. “Froggy Phonics had my 5-year-old hooked…Kuya was so excited to unlock each level and collect… Read more »
“A new reading trend has been sweeping the country — Wandoo Planet, an interactive reading program that allows kids to choose books based on their interests. “It’s an engagement platform that is similar to Netflix or Spotify,” Lindsey Hill, lead for reading engagement initiatives at Evanced Solutions, which developed Wandoo, said. “Based on the interests… Read more »
“The premise of Wandoo Planet is simple genius. To get kids to read, they must have books they are interested in. Students at Deer Creek Elementary did just that as they discovered their interests and found books to read on those subjects, all while saving the Wandoo forest.”
“KALAMAZOO (WKZO) — A company that is developing a software program that will encourage kids to read will bring it to Kalamazoo today for a workout. The software company Evanced Solutions will give a group of Kalamazoo children free access to the game called “Wandoo Planet”. Spokesperson Lindsay Hill says the more it’s used, the… Read more »
“KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A first of it’s kind reading project is coming to west Michigan Tuesday, April 22nd. Nearly 70 percent of Michigan students are not reading at grade level when they start 4th grade. Now this new project hopes to inspire them to explore books and improve the statistics. It’s called the… Read more »
“Parents want to encourage their children to improve their reading skills but sometimes it just comes down to finding the right motivation and areas of interest for each child. Unfortunately, reading proficiency in the U.S. is a problem. “By middle school, two-thirds of eight-graders do not read at grade level”, according to “A First Look: 2013 Mathematics… Read more »
Jennifer Bullock of Mommy B Knows Best included Champs of Numeria in her “What’s App-enning Spring Series” as one of her five recommended apps for Spring. Mommy B Knows Best is family-friendly website featuring fun tips and tricks for parents, including product reviews. “Champs of Numeria is a math app made for children ages K… Read more »
“Many of today’s students use technology in some way or another, so why not use technology to help young students discover their passion for reading? That was a question Evanced Solutions answered after creating Wandoo Planet – a free online reading app which asks children ages 6-14 about their interests and then suggests books they… Read more »
“The Banish Boredom Tour made a stop in the Rio Grande Valley putting the reading recommendation tool Wandoo Planet into the little hands of children from the Rio Grande Valley. In order to ignite kids’ interest in reading, the McAllen Public Library (MPL) is participating in a first-of- its-kind “Interest Genome Project.” Click on the… Read more »
Angela Addington of Dayton Mom-Spot.com talked to Evanced President and Co-Founder Rob Cullin about the inspiration behind Evanced Games, how the company is working to enhance learning for children and the current projects’ we’re working on to meet that goal. Check out what Rob has to say by clicking the original publication link below.
“We had a blast today with the Banish Boredom Tour, and the students are fired up about Beta testing Wandoo Planet! Thank you Lindsey, Winston and all of our new friends from Wandoo Planet! We hope you will come back to see us! The smiles say it all! What a fun day!” Check out their… Read more »
Angela Addington from Dayton Mom-Spot.com recently got to know Lindsey, what inspires her work, and about a recent success she had with one disengaged and unmotivated second grader. Click on the link below to read more about Lindsey and her work with reading engagement at Evanced.
“10. Seeing the latest and greatest in the exhibit hall. I was able to put my hands on books, see new library furnishings, and meet the people behind Wandoo Planet, MackinVia and other resources I use in the library! Wandoo Planet will be at our school on Monday, so it was fun to talk to them face to face… Read more »