Square Panda™ Teams Up with the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education to Launch Groundbreaking Reading Readiness Technology

New Silicon Valley-based startup debuts at CES 2016, begins accepting
pre-orders for its phonics play-set

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Square
Panda
, an education technology startup that designs connected
learning toys and digital games to fuel the curiosity of early learners,
announced a partnership with the
Andre Agassi Foundation for Education
and launched a groundbreaking
phonics play-set to kick off the 2016 International CES. This is the
first in Square Panda’s line of educational products aimed at promoting
literacy among preschool children. Along with its debut, Square Panda is
proud to announce the appointment of Andre Agassi as a board member. He
is also a founder of the Turner-Agassi Charter School Facilities Fund
which was established to provide investors seeking both financial and
societal returns access to the growth of America’s most innovative
educational organizations.

“Square Panda is unique and has the potential to create a generation of
confident readers,” said Andre Agassi, Chairman and Founder of the Andre
Agassi Foundation for Education. “I know one of the most important
skills for a child to possess as they enter kindergarten is a basic
understanding of phonics. If you can teach a child basic reading, then
the child will begin their educational experience with self-confidence.
We are excited to team up with Square Panda to launch this revolutionary
new learning system.”

“For over twenty years, Andre has made it his mission to bring quality
education to every child in this country,” said Tom Boeckle, Founder and
Chairman of Square Panda. “We look forward to working with both Andre
and the Foundation to improve education for students across the country.”

Designed to teach, engage, and entertain early learners (ages three and
up), the phonics play-set uses connected letter toys and multi-sensory
apps to explore early reading skills. Drawing from the latest research
on phonics and multi-sensory instruction, Square Panda’s adaptive
technology combines multi-sensory learning, humor, and exploratory play.
Built upon proprietary hardware and software technology, its connected
play-set adapts to recognize what a child is ready to learn and presents
challenges to stretch growth and language skills. A video of the phonics
play-set in action is available here http://bit.ly/squarepandanewsvideo.

“Square Panda Phonics Play-set is the first connected device for early
learners that teaches phonics and print in a completely multi-sensory
way,” said Andy Butler, CEO of Square Panda. “Square Panda is currently
in pilot programs at various Head Start chapters, as well as day centers
in the Las Vegas area. We are encouraged by the education community’s
positive responses and look forward to continue working with parents and
educators around the country to advance reading readiness skills for
young children before they enter kindergarten.”

Square Panda will be showcasing the phonics play-set for the first time
during CES (Sands,
Halls A-C, Booth #74566
) and discussing the future of education
technology at the show’s Kids@Play Summit (January
7, 1:00PM, Venetian’s Lando 4301
).

Available for iPads and on iOS, the Square Panda phonics play-set,
starting today, is available for pre-orders at www.squarepanda.com.

For more information:
Website: www.squarepanda.com
Video:
http://bit.ly/squarepandanewsvideo
Press
kit: http://bit.ly/squarepandapresskit

About Square Panda

Square Panda is an education technology company that creates educational
products for children that inspire active learning and discovery.
Through a unique blend of digital apps and connected accessories, Square
Panda brings children rich multi-sensory experience that encourage
learning and exploration. For more information, visit www.squarepanda.com.

About the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education

The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education seeks to transform public
education in two ways. Through its signature project, the Andre Agassi
College Preparatory Academy, the Foundation works to provide underserved
children in Las Vegas with a first‐class K‐12 education to prepare them
for excellence in college and beyond. Through state and national
advocacy, the Foundation strives to increase investment in, and
accountability for, public schools. To support the Andre Agassi
Foundation for Education or to obtain additional information, please
visit www.agassifoundation.org.

Contacts

PR for Square Panda
Connie Zheng, 415-886-7218
Max Wertheimer,
415-302-1584
press@squarepanda.com