Square Panda - Learn to Read

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About this game


For early readers ages 2 and up, the award-winning Square Panda app features a multisensory, fun learning experience to help children learn to read.

Featuring personalized gaming and learning that adapts to where children are in developing reading skills.

Feeling ready for an adventure? Explore the island of Square Panda - engaging and fun learning for kids.

Phonics Area - Pop bubbles, do a fun dance, and play hide-and-seek in an assortment of mini-games to learn letters and their sounds.

Phonological Awareness Area - Go coconuts for learning sounds! Explore rhyming, initial and ending sounds of spoken words, blending, and more.

Spelling and Writing Area - Zip! Zap! Learn how to trace uppercase and lowercase letters, complete spelling challenges, and manipulate letters to create new CVC words!

Word Reading Area - Ready to hop on the word train? Practice blending and reading words at the CVC level with a fun set of mini-games.

Lagoon Area - Let’s go to the Lagoon! Explore letter-sound correspondences and spell any word up to 8 letters long! Supports vocabulary development by revealing pictures for many common words.

SquareTales Area - SquareTales stories with our patent-pending SwipePhonics™ technology bridges the gap between sounding out individual letters and blending them into words. Carefully crafted text in each story enables emergent readers to start connecting words and sentences to read fun stories. With 40+ ebooks and new content being released on an ongoing basis, these stories help your child learn how to read so they can say, “I read a book all by myself!”

The Square Panda Literacy 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!

Square Panda's learning games have had more than 400,000 words spelled and more than 2 million letters played!

PARENT & TEACHER PORTAL - With the Square Panda cloud-based parent and teacher portals, parents can follow their child’s progress as they learn letters and words and teachers can manage student profiles, monitor progress, and identify instructional opportunities.

Follow us on social!
Facebook: @playsquarepanda
Instagram: @squarepanda
Twitter: @squarepanda
Twitter (Education): @squarepandaedu

*The Square Panda Phonics Playset is compatible for some learning games to extend the learning and fun! Playset sold separately.

Privacy Policy: https://squarepanda.com/pages/application-privacy-policy
Terms of Use: https://squarepanda.com/pages/terms-conditions
Updated on
Apr 3, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info and App activity
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
Committed to follow the Play Families Policy

Ratings and reviews

69 reviews
Bless B
July 8, 2020
Great and then it wasnt. When I first downloaded and tried this game I loved it. I signed up for a subscription and that's when it went downhill. The app didnt load my subscription so I never got access to more books. I deleted the app and tried reinstalling it to get access and now the app wont install on my phone and I cant use it at all. If you can login and use your subscription its great.. very similar to reading eggs though. So just use that since it doesnt have the technical issues.
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Square Panda Inc
July 10, 2020
Hi Bless. We're sorry to hear about the technical problem you're experiencing We have already been in touch over email. We also would like to assure you that we maintain the highest quality standards and take this very seriously. Thousands of other children have loved learning to read with the Square Panda app.
Michelle Hatfield
March 28, 2022
Update: All the Square Panda apps were awesome. Then they stopped maintenance and now nothing works. Kids love it. I have a 3 & 5 year old who play many of the Square Panda apps. We haven't experienced the slow loading or crashing that others mention. This game is installed on an LG cellphone and 2 Samsung tablets. The opening of the app is a little slower on the phone, but no problems once the game has started. The games are engaging and even fun to watch the kids play.
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February 26, 2022
This app suddenly no longer works. New downloads can't even open it. Older downloads won't connect to Bluetooth. My four year old is devastated. She is learning to read and really wants to play. She got this playset for Christmas. You need to fix your app immediately. No one in our household is happy with you right now. We will definitely no longer consider purchasing any Square Panda products until this situation is fixed.
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