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2012-07-10 23:00:40

Cackleberries Entertainment Inc. emerges as online leader in early second language acquisition and education for developing multiple literacies. Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) July 10, 2012 Cackleberries Entertainment Inc. is fast emerging as a major player in the world of language acquisition and special needs education. Last summer, the Canadian company launched Cackleberries English Language School where children around the world take 100 animated English immersion lessons per year for three...

2012-06-19 23:02:32

Independent game and educational software developer, Pyxwise Software today is pleased to announce that their entire series of Simplex Spelling apps have been featured on the App Store as New & Noteworthy. The Simplex Spelling series has been acclaimed by Teachers, Speech Language Pathologists, and parents, including those that homeschool their children. Edmonton, AB Canada (PRWEB) June 19, 2012 Pyxwise Software's most recent app, “Simplex Spelling Phonics 2 Syllables - Spell to...

2012-05-31 23:01:57

Independent educational software developer, Pyxwise Software today is pleased to announce the launch of Simplex Spelling Phonics 2 Syllables, their newest educational app for iOS devices. By using a powerful combination of phonics lessons, spelling/word patterns, a unique “reverse phonics” approach and contextually relevant spelling rules, the Simplex Spelling series of apps have already helped thousands of children improve their literacy skills. Edmonton, AB Canada (PRWEB) May...

2012-04-29 19:58:40

Caregivers whose abilities are at the third grade level or below 5 times more likely to measure wrong amount Many parents cringe when their child asks for help with math homework. New research shows that poor math skills can cause another difficulty for caregivers – measuring the right amount of medicine. In fact, parents with math skills at the third grade level or below were five times more likely to measure the wrong dose of medication for their child than those with skills at...

2012-04-23 23:00:56

Premier Literacy continues its long-standing track record for literacy technology innovation with its latest release, Version 14 of the Premier Literacy Suite, spearheaded by the groundbreaking technologies of the new Premier Launch Pad. Joliet, IL (PRWEB) April 23, 2012 Kenneth Grisham, President / CEO, elaborates, “Since 2002, Premier Literacy has continually brought genuine innovation to the field of literacy technologies with a reputation built on creating robust products that are...

2012-03-27 23:03:18

Wrinkled Pants Software is proud to announce the release of Are Squirrels Smart, or What? — the third app in the My Word! Reader series, available for the iPad on iTunes. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) March 27, 2012 Wrinkled Pants Software is proud to announce the release of Are Squirrels Smart, or What? — the third app in the My Word! Reader series, available for the iPad on iTunes. Are Squirrels Smart, or What? is the third in the My Word! Reader series. Word games in this app...

2012-03-16 09:39:04

Research: Association between low functional health literacy and mortality in older adults: Longitudinal cohort study One in three older people who have difficulty reading and understanding basic health related information may be at increased risk of death, concludes a study published on bmj.com today. The findings have important implications given rising levels of long term conditions and the UK government's plans for patients to become responsible and active partners in their care....


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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