Square Panda Educational Playset
Watch the video by Square Panda to see how Square Panda works!
Square Panda Interactive Educational Playset
How Square Panda Works!
Help your child learn to read with Square Panda.
Music: Fun Guitar and Ukulele by Joel Thomas Hunger
[Parents and children reading books.]
An award-winning phonics learning system.
[Children picking up letter blocks and placing them in a playset]
Connect to the playset with your tablet.
[Dad reading to his daughter]
Customize their learning.
[Girl smiling and playing with the playset]
Kids will build learning confidence.
[Boy reading by himself]
[Children playing with the playset]
Introducing the new SquareLand, a unique world of learning and play.
[Colorful visuals from the app of a panda on a tropical island]
Features 10 additional FREE games.
[Splash screens and gameplay footage of all of the apps]
[A canvas with paint splotches and musical notes]
[A starry night sky with a cow floating by]
[An igloo next to a blue lake]
[A cow in farmer's clothes stands in front of a farm]
Runs on both iOS and Android tablets.
[A cartoon skunk, fox, and bear standing on tree stumps]
[A green monster and egg monster in front of giant televisions]
All games are grounded in research.
[A tiny panda doll laughs in front of a canvas]
[A forest opens up revealing a chameleon]
[Colorful cartoon heads laughing in the forest]
Designed for ages 2–8
[The letter 'D' transforms into a duck on a conveyor belt]
[Bubbles spill out of a machine]
[A polar bear in a winter jacket fishes out the letter 'R' from a lake]
Make screen time reading time with Square Panda!
[A UFO beams up a cow]
[A cow runs across a field of fruits and vegetables]
[Ice cubes melt on a fish shaped like the letter 'S']
[Underwater fireworks behind the letter 'B']
[Graphs and badges on a child's profile page]
[Square Panda logo]
Blending physical and digital worlds, Square Panda Educational Playset is a learning tool that interacts with your iPad to create a reading playground—teaching kids to read while they're having fun playing games. Square Panda's extensive library of games prompt your children to place the included smart letters into the playset, which then causes the words they spell to appear on their iPad. Each letter is sounded out phonetically, so the child can not only see and hear the letter sound but also touch the 3D letter to combine all three senses.
Every Square Panda game is grounded in brain science research to prepare your child to learn to read. Square Panda keeps kids engaged and makes learning fun while they learn their phonics and build their reading confidence. Reading apps feature an assessment prior to play to appropriately level and set the child up for learning success, and the levels increase in difficulty as your child learns.
Development of Square Panda games follow research-based, proven learning techniques to help your child meet critical milestones in school. The Parent Portal allows you to monitor your child's progress, set learning levels, and add your own images and words.
Teaches children ages 2-8 the skills they need to learn to read
Makes learning fun using smart letters that interact with the Square Panda play set, your iPad, and an extensive world of games
Reading games developed in line with proven learning science to help your child meet critical milestones in school and in other subject areas
Teaches children letter recognition, letter sounds, blending, tracing, and spelling
Games track a child’s progress as they play and customizes to his or her level and builds reading confidence
Winner of multiple awards and the only literacy product to be awarded the STEM website designation
Includes drawstring bag for letter storage
Proven effective with special needs children and those who have literacy challenges
What’s in the Box
Square Panda Educational Playset
Drawstring storage bag
46 Smart Letter set
Quick start guide
Other Features: Batteries Required, Wireless
Internet Access: Internet Access Required
Bluetooth Compatibility: Bluetooth 4.0
Power Source: Battery power
Height: 5.35 in./13.6 cm
Length: 12.6 in./32 cm
Width: 2.01 in./5.1 cm
Weight: 1.8 lb./0.82 kg
Operating System: iOS 9 or later
Mfr. Part Number: SPCS-2042
UPC or EAN No.: 859325006088
Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple’s Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
Warranty: One year parts replacement
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
- iPad mini (5th generation)
- iPad Pro 11-inch
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro 10.5-inch
- iPad (7th generation)
- iPad (6th generation)
- iPad (5th generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation)
- iPad Pro 12.9-inch (1st generation)
- iPad Pro 9.7-inch
- iPad mini 4
- iPad Air 2
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
*FROM THE CREATORS OF THE AWARD-WINNING SQUARE PANDA PHONICS PLAYSET*
For early readers ages 2 and up, the all-in-one Square Panda app features a comprehensive learn to read experience that includes:
SQUARELAND - Tillywig Brain Child Award WINNER 2019: Square Panda’s flagship game that takes emerging readers on a fun adventure through a systematic adapt ive curriculum.
TEACHER PORTAL - With Square Panda’s cloud-based teacher portal, teachers can manage student profiles, monitor progress, and identify instructional opportunities.
PARENT PORTAL - With the Square Panda cloud-based Parent Portal, parents can follow their child’s progress as they learn letters and words.
Plus! A new reading experience that combines digital and print books to help teach children to read.
The Square Panda learning system is designed to keep children engaged and having fun when developing important reading skills:
Provides simple, highly controlled text to support beginning readers
Builds knowledge of word families and common spelling patterns
Introduces CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words and sight words
Supports ELA state standards in foundational reading skills
Supports reading fluency through guided practice and repeated readings of text
And much more!
Children explore the exotic tropical island, SquareLand, designed to help emerging readers learn new skills! The island is filled with magical portals, lively characters, engaging mini-games, interactive songs, and challenges to help children learn to read. As a child progresses, the game adapts to personalize learning and ensure they stay appropriately challenged while having fun. The more a child plays, the more they are rewarded with unlocked levels and new activities to build important skills and confidence in reading.
Square Panda's learning games have had more than 400,000 words spelled and more than 2 million letters played!
Further the learning process with a unique membership that includes digital and print books designed to engage kids through endearing Square Panda characters, lively art, and compelling storylines. After receiving support through the digital books, kids move on to practice reading with the print books to experience the excitement of reading a book independently.
The Square Panda app includes two free, interactive digital books. The full membership and print books will be available soon.
Through the Teacher Portal, teachers can keep track of student learning and add custom words and pictures to be included in SquareLand that reinforce vocabulary or sight word instruction.
The Parent Portal allows parents to follow their child’s progress and make learning even more fun by uploading favorite words and pictures—family, friends, pets, and more!
For ages 2-8+
The Square Panda Playset is compatible for some games to extend the learning and fun! Playset sold separately.