Edmonton, Canada – Pyxwise Software’s new phonics application “Spellyfish Phonics – Short I Words” is now available on the App Store. Spellyfish helps children to learn and recognize both the lower case and upper case letters of the alphabet. He/she will 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.

Spellyfish – Short A Words has been featured by Apple in the US and Canada as both New & Noteworthy and as an Apple featured Preschool & Elementary app. In addition, Spellyfish has received rave reviews and praise from the media.

The iPhone Mom (5/5) – “Every so often, an app comes along that I instantly love and know is going to be a winner with my kids. This app has it all: Fantastic graphics, wonderful animation, educational content and FUN!”

FunEducationalApps TOP PICK – “I see an app that has been designed by someone who knows how to teach beginning readers. – Julie Peterson SLP

Smart Apps For Kids (4.5/5) – “This app is an absolute necessity for any teacher or parent of a kindergarten or first grade student (or students spelling at the early level.) It very effectively teaches letter sounds, basic spelling, and even vocabulary.

The iMums (4.5/5) – Highly recommended! A must-have app for Kindergarten students.”

As a MOMs with Apps member, Pyxwise Software follows the “Know what’s inside” best practices for kids’ apps. Pyxwise takes children’s privacy seriously and is committed to keeping parents informed about what to expect from each Pyxwise app.

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

Pricing and Availability:
Spellyfish – Short I Words 1.0.0 is available at the introductory price of $0.99 USD. Available worldwide exclusively on the App Store in the Games 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 website or 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 series. 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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