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Innovative Phonics-to-Fluency Software for Hands-on Reading and Spelling

The research and development of our educational programs has been largely funded by the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD).

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The Talking Fingers approach is based on a simple idea: text is speech made visible! When children learn to link speech sounds with letters, they can write any word they can say. Their fingers are “talking”!

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English Language Learners can strengthen their literacy skills with Read, Write & Type, aided by voice-over help in Arabic, Farsi, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish & Tagalog.

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Talking Shapes

Online/Tablet Apps, PreK – K

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A set of stories and games that teach children how spoken words are made of sounds, how letters can stand for sounds, and how letters can be drawn to make words.

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Read, Write & Type

Online for grades K – 2

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Our flagship software integrates phonics, reading, writing & keyboarding in a 40-lesson adventure linking each speech sound to a letter & finger stroke on the keyboard, as users pronounce, segment, type & spell hundreds of words!

Wordy Qwerty

Online for grades 2 – 4

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This follow-up to Read, Write & Type demystifies spelling and teaches children to recognize frequently repeated patterns in words. Includes 20 catchy songs to remember spelling rules!

NOTICE: CD-based versions of Read, Write & Type and Wordy Qwerty are available for Windows XP and older and Mac 10.5 and older. See order page or contact us for more information.

800-674-9126 or 415-472-3103

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Correlating with State Standards

In order to help schools integrate the Talking Fingers family of products into their curriculum, we have correlated both our software programs with the Language Arts standards of each of the 50 states.