icon175x175Happy Frogs Apps today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Main Idea – Short Texts 1.0, their new kid’s educational app developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Designed for children grades 2-5, Main Idea – Short Texts is an app that helps children master reading comprehension.

The app helps kids build one of the foundation skills required for reading comprehension: knowing what a story is about. Main Idea – Short Texts is the second in Happy Frog’s Main Idea series and builds proficiency in understanding what a paragraph is about and the main idea it conveys. Once a child firmly establishes this skill, they are well prepared for understanding the main idea of a page or story.

Tested with typical and special needs children, Main Idea – Short Texts is designed to increase motivation and keep children engaged. Reading comprehension skills are built incrementally through a game-like format with a fun and engaging rewards system. New levels are unlocked only when users are ready as they master new skills. Instead of punishing users for wrong answers, users are always gently guided to correct ones, reducing frustration.

Main Idea – Short Texts features:
* Incremental and guided learning for less frustration and embarrassment
* Fun and engaging Rewards Center
* App can be easily reset to work with a different student
* Content designed by professional educators
* Colorful graphics and high quality sound effects

With content designed by professional teachers and researchers, users are assured of many hours of fun-filled, skill-appropriate training. To ensure fluency in the skill acquisition, advanced levels include timers.

Janine Toole, founder of Happy Frog Apps, has this to say about the app: “Our Main Idea series fills a big gap in the app store. Ours are the only apps that target these skills in a manner suitable for early or struggling readers. We’re happy to release Main Idea – Short Texts so more kids can get reading.”

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 31.9 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Main Idea – Short Texts 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

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Happy Frog Apps creates fun apps that teach the foundation skills for reading comprehension. Happy Frog Apps is founded and led by Janine Toole, PhD, a keen reader who finds that her education and extensive experience in Linguistics, software development and special needs learning provides the perfect mix for the creative pond that is Happy Frog Apps. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Happy Frog Apps. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

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