CHICAGO, IL (May 28, 2013) – BrainWare SAFARI, the leading cognitive skills development program in the education market, and SKO Learning, the developer of SkateKids and Ramps to Reading, have announced that BrainWare SAFARI will sell SKO’s programs within the United States and Canada.
The partnership between BrainWare SAFARI and SKO Learning recognizes the common foundation for the companies’ programs –neuroscience principles combined with digital game-based learning to develop students’ cognitive processes and accelerate academic progress.

Brain research has shown that cognitive processes, such as sustained and selective attention, simultaneous and sequential processing, processing speed, working memory, visualization, and executive function are essential in learning to read or understand math. These types of cognitive processes can be developed, leading to improved performance in academics and everyday life activities.

“SkateKids and Ramps to Reading incorporate the same key ingredients that have made BrainWare SAFARI so successful,” said Betsy Hill, President and COO of BrainWare SAFARI. “These are the first reading programs we have seen that meet our standards in every way — the application of neuroscience principles, the compelling evidence of results, and the use of an engaging and effective digital game-based approach.”

BrainWare SAFARI will introduce SkateKids and Ramps to Reading in a webinar on Monday, June 3, 2013. Interested educators can register for the webinar at http://bit.ly/13Qn8mH.

“This relationship will provide BrainWare SAFARI customers with a way to begin cognitive skills development beginning at the Pre-Kindergarten level,” said Roger Stark, BrainWare SAFARI’s CEO. “We are very excited to expand our portfolio of proven cognitively based programs that can drive dramatic change in student performance in a short period of time.”

“The fit between BrainWare SAFARI and SKO’s products is very strong and we are confident that it will help rapidly expand our reach in the education market,” said Alan Aldworth, Executive Chairman of SKO Learning.

About SKO Learning
SKO Learning is the developer of SkateKids™ and Ramps to Reading™ digital literacy and cognitive skill development programs. The company’s programs immerse children in a digital game-based virtual world. In 2009, SKO Learning was a finalist for the EdNET Rookie of the Year Award which honors the most promising venture with the greatest potential to be a significant player in the education industry in the coming years. SkateKids was finalist for the prestigious Software and Information Industry CODiE Award in the Education Game or Simulation category. For further information, visit www.SKOLearning.com or call 855-756-9900.

About BrainWare® SAFARI
BrainWare SAFARI develops 41 cognitive skills in a comprehensive, integrated and engaging way. BrainWare SAFARI was named one of the Top 100 Products of 2011 by District Administration Magazine, and has earned an impressive array of awards including the Software and Information Industry CODiE Award as Best Education Game or Simulation; a Parents’ Choice Award, a Teachers’ Choice for the Family Award; the Academics’ Choice Mindspring Award; a Mom’s Choice Award; a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers and the Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval. For further information, visit www.MyBrainWare.com or call 877-BRAIN-10 (877-272-4610).

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