Icelandic EdTech company, Mussila, is expanding into the UK market with its award winning Mussila Music and its new digital learning solution Mussila WordPlay, a new creative digital learning solution for children using Mussila’s unique ‘Learn, Play, Create’ methodology.
The multiple award-winning app is available in 32 languages and has been certified by the Finnish Education Alliance as a quality learning solution. Currently, children from all over the world are playing the game, and schools in 19 countries are using the app for music education. Current users of Mussila Music will automatically get access to WordPlay and new users will gain access to both platforms.
New-to-market WordPlay, aimed at 5-8 years old children, has been designed by speech therapists to provide children with a fun and powerful learning experience. Through a series of games and exercises, users can earn stars for completing tasks focused on increasing vocabulary, improving listening skills, reading comprehension and listening to and reading stories.
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The app is designed to spark children’s natural curiosity, motivating them to easily master the fundamentals of reading and to use their sense of creativity and play to firmly strengthen the knowledge acquired. WordPlay is structured upon evidence-based practice and clinical expertise in speech and language pathology and has shown excellent results in establishing good language skills
“Having been one of those students that struggled to keep up my interest in school, nothing makes me happier than hearing from teachers and parents all over the world how both the most challenged children are now learning through our apps, and enjoying it. The UK was the perfect place to launch next as the Nordics have shown the demand for digital based learning is on the rise. and the UK is definitely following suit.” says Jon Gunnar Thordarson, CEO of Mussila.
Research has shown that language and music are connected through listening, rhythm, and singing. This connection is essential for developing phonological awareness. WordPlay is the perfect addition to Mussila’s first game, Mussila Music, which has proven to be effective in teaching music to diverse groups of students.