13,000 Aussie Kids Generate Half a Million Minutes of Literacy Practice!

The National Word Mania Challenge is sweeping the nation with more than 20% of all Australian schools participating - and there's still time to join in! (Official competition begins on Monday October 22).
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Oct. 15, 2012 - PRLog -- Australia is proving to be a nation of Word Maniacs!

Over 13,000 kids across Australia have generated more than 500,000 minutes of literacy fun since September 17, and the official competition hasn’t even begun!

The National Word Mania Challenge is a product of collaboration between Literacy Planet and Nickelodeon: companies that align with the philosophy of kids enjoying creative ways to learn. Literacy Planet’s CEO, Chris Roberts said, “We believe that a life-long love of reading and writing is a precious gift to give a child. The best way to engage today’s kids in learning is through games they love to play. That’s why we created the Word Mania Challenge.”

21% of all Aussie Schools are currently represented in the challenge, with students across the nation poised to compete. The objective is to see who can build the most words in three minutes, and the creators of the challenge couldn’t be more delighted with the results so far.

“We’ve woicv set a target of One Million minutes of literacy. Thanks to all the teachers, parents and kids involved, we are well on our way!”

How to get involved:

Registration is FREE and open now at www.wordmania.com.au. Students can now play practice games which contribute to the target of one million minutes. The competition begins October 22. Winners will receive cool prizes like iPads, iPods and Nickelodeon prize packs

Fun to play, not just to win!
Mr Roberts said, “In developing the challenge, it was important to us that students were rewarded and recognised for their efforts, even if they didn’t win. After all, everybody benefits from spending more time engaged in educational activities!”

To help kids keep motivated, the Literacy Planet team has included two cool features that are proving to be a big hit. Kids can:
•   create custom leaderboards featuring ten of their own friends.
•   collect and display a range of virtual badges to reward and recognise their effort and achievement.

The National Word Mania Challenge is just one of many fun and exciting literacy games created by Literacy Planet. Visit www.literacyplanet.com to access over 15,000 English literacy exercises! Parents can sign up for a free trial here http://try.literacyplanet.com/literacyplanet

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