Edmonton, Canada – Pyxwise Software’s new spelling application “Spellyfish – Short A Words” has made its debut on the App Store, and it has already been featured by Apple as New & Noteworthy in the US education category. The adorable and friendly Spellyfish will help your child learn phonics and the primary letter sounds and letter names of the alphabet. Spellyfish will also teach your child how words can be broken up into separate sounds and how the letter sounds can be blended together to form short words.

A child will learn how to recognize both the lower case and upper case letters of the alphabet. He/she will also learn about the starting sounds of words and how similar ending sounds can make words rhyme with each other. In addition, Spellyfish teaches the critical phonological and phonemic awareness skills that children need for obtaining literacy in both reading and spelling.

Designed with classrooms and families in mind, Spellyfish supports up to 40 user accounts. Each user’s settings can be customized to the student’s individual needs. Student progress is automatically tracked, and the easy creation and emailing of reports is also supported.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4/4S/5, 3/4/5G iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* Universal Application
* 97 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Spellyfish – Short A Words 1.0 is available at the introductory price of $0.99 USD. Available worldwide exclusively on the App Store in the Education category. Evaluation copies of Pyxwise Software’s apps are available upon request for educators, SLPs, OTs, reviewers and teachers working with technology integration. When requesting an evaluation copy, please indicate the educational institution represented along with the type of students you work with, such as grade level, ESL students, or children with special needs.

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Pyxwise Software Inc. is an 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 includes the award winning Simplex Spelling series and the new Spellyfish – Short A Words. Pyxwise’s apps can be found on the App Store worldwide by searching for ‘Pyxwise’. Copyright (C) 2013 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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