Edmonton, Canada – Pyxwise Software today is pleased to announce that Simplex Spelling Phonics – Rhyming With CVC Words has made its debut on the App Store. This new version of Simplex Spelling teaches a full year of kindergarten based spelling and phonics curriculum and features over 300 consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) spelling words to help build literacy. It provides 62 instructional lessons in phonics and spelling rules. Simplex Spelling is strongly aligned with the US Common Core State Standards for building foundational skills in reading for kindergarten. It helps students piece their spelling words together in a fun and interactive way. Simplex Spelling uses Pyxwise’s unique “reverse phonics” approach that acts like a personal spelling coach and guarantees success on every spelling word.

The powerful hint system phonetically sounds out each word while letting the student see all of the possible ways that a word can be spelled phonetically. Each word can be pieced together from its smallest or simplex sounds, and spelling hints and rules are provided to students in context and only as they are needed. Children can easily pick up and use Simplex Spelling as the introductory spelling list contains spoken instructions that gently guide the child through the app’s feature set.

Many studies have shown that phonics is a more effective means of teaching spelling and reading than using flash cards and the whole word approach. Simplex Spelling takes phonics education to a new level by combining effective phonics lessons with Pyxwise’s unique reverse phonics approach. This comprehensive phonics program is combined with contextually relevant spelling rules and reminders to teach students “How to Spell” English words. Studies have shown that not all good readers are good spellers, but good spellers invariably make good readers.

Pyxwise is devoted to making high quality educational applications. “At Pyxwise our mission is to improve the quality of life of children by empowering them with strong literacy skills,” offered Dr. Lisa Welburn.

Simplex Spelling Phonics – Rhyming With CVC Words follows the same award winning Simplex Spelling approach of the other apps in the series that has been critically acclaimed by educators, homeschoolers, parents and the media.

The Simplex Spelling series has won numerous awards including three Academics’ Choice Smart Media Awards. One Academics’ Choice Award reviewer stated “This app is a teacher’s dream. There is not an educational app on the market that is as comprehensive and effective as Simplex Spelling Phonics”

Educational institutions worldwide have been purchasing tens of thousands of copies of Simplex Spelling for use in the classroom, and the apps have been getting great results in helping kids with special needs. Simplex Spelling has also been a popular choice with students that are learning English as a second language (ESL). Simplex Spelling Phonics – Rhyming With CVC Words expands an already comprehensive phonics curriculum that now helps students from kindergarten to grade 5.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 94.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Simplex Spelling Phonics – Rhyming With CVC Words 2.0.0 is offered for the low introductory price of $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category, or by searching for “Pyxwise.” Evaluation copies of Pyxwise Software’s apps are available upon request for educators, SLPs, OTs, reviewers and teachers working with technology integration.

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Pyxwise Software Inc. is an award winning independent developer of family friendly educational software. It was co-founded by Craig Welburn B.A.Sc, B.Sc. and Lisa Welburn Ph.D. in 2011. The Pyxwise series of applications can be found on the App Store worldwide by searching for ‘Pyxwise Software Inc.’. Copyright (C) 2011 Pyxwise Software Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch are registered trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

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