The Perfect Addition for Back-to-School Prep, School Zone
Interactive Debuts “Flash Action Phonics Made Easy” 

Loaded with educational value, the Flash Action series provides 
continuous learning and fun at an affordable price 

 
GRAND HAVEN, MI. June 23, 2003— Just in time for Back-to-School check lists, School Zone Interactive is debuting the latest title in its best-selling Flash Action Software roster: Flash Action Phonics Made Easy. Combining the very best elements of traditional flash cards with today’s innovative technology, Flash Action Phonics helps First and Second graders master key phonics skills they need for reading success. Even better, Flash Action Phonics is available in two terrific formats: A single boxed version for $12.99, or the software combined with a 192-page educational workbook for only $17.99.  
 
Designed to ease children back into the school year, Flash Action Phonics Made Easy teaches first and second graders, ages 6-8, beginning phonics skills such as, beginning and ending letter sounds, long and short vowel sounds, rhyming families, and more. This unique combination of practice reinforced with play is an effective teaching method for young children. Its simple-to-use interface, bright colors and engaging characters make learning phonics “child’s play.”
 
The program keeps track of the children’s progress and rewards success with 4 unique play areas including Paint & Play, Medieval Magic, Rap & Rhyme, and Blend & Bend. Each play area reinforces newly learned concepts through imaginative fun. Children create their own scenes using color, animations, music, and special effects. Flash Action Phonics Made Easy also features a team of hip characters who cheer children on as they practice essential phonics skills needed to become accomplished readers. 
 
The Flash Action Software series has received many prestigious awards including Parents’ Choice Silver Award, Parents’ Choice Approval Award, National Parenting Publications Gold Award, and the Education Software Review Award (EDDIE). Plus, Flash Action Software has scored high ratings from Children’s Software Revue.  “Flash Action Software targets those essential skills all children need to master and presents them in a game like environment”, says Jonathan Hoffman, School Zone Interactive CEO. “We merged the traditional flash card approach to learning with computer technology for a fast-paced, exciting software series loaded with kid appeal.”
 
Flash Action Software titles focus on subjects all children need to learn for school. Solid educational content presented in a rapid-fire approach change your computer into a fun facts machine. Colorful graphics mixed with audio encouragement, humorous animations, and silly sound effects provide plenty of entertainment and positive incentive for success. 
 
The Flash Action series includes Alphabet/Numbers 1-100, ages 3 and up; Addition/Subtraction, ages 6 and up; Multiplication/Division, ages 8 and up; Flash Action Colors, Shapes & More, ages 3 and up; Old Maid and Go Fish, ages 4 and up, and Flash Action Phonics Made Easy, ages 6 and up. Even better, Flash Action Software comes in a wide range of pricing and multiple user options and is available for both Windows® and Macintosh® systems. 
 
FLASH ACTION SOFTWARE FACTS 
— Based on 20 years of School Zone’s award-winning educational content. 
— Combines traditional flash cards with state-of-the-art computer technology.
— Teaches basic skills while providing a fun learning experience.
— Can be used independently or with another player. 
— Easy to use and understand. 
— Two terrific retail formats: $12.99 for the boxed software or $17.99 for the 
     software and a 192-page workbook combo. 
— Innovative new package design clarifies content for consumers.