About Us

Wordsmart is more than just a structured literacy program – it’s a movement that empowers students worldwide to become confident and fluent readers while pursuing their passions to create a positive impact on our world.

Te Pae Tawhiti – Vision

Wordsmart / Prolexia envisions a world where English literacy is not just a skill but a fundamental human right. We believe in empowering individuals of all ages and backgrounds to become fluent readers and writers.


Our prime goal is to improve children’s lives across the world by activating the infinite power of reading and imagination so they can pursue their life, work, and play passions and reach their highest potential.

Founded by Paul Blackman and the Nurturing Young Minds Foundation.

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WordSmart App

WordSmart is based on scientific research and personal experience in literacy, mindfulness and positive psychology. The incorporates esessential literacy tasks which include phonological awareness, letter recognition, letter-sound matching, and sight words so children can build a strong foundation for reading.


Wordsmart uses the magic of interactive storytelling, the ways our brain naturally learns. Our fun and child-centered tasks are embedded in a fantastical story. Kids feel joy & excitement when joining our characters Tama &Tracey on their adventures. The interactive story motivates them to keep going even if tasks become more challenging.


Wordsmart triggers the children’s learning sweet spot. Our tasks stimulate the child’s analytical as well as their creative side. Each phoneme is introduced with a unique and funny short story. Children create a meaningful connection with the learning content. The young learner retains acquired knowledge better and learns faster.


Wordsmart encourages healthy behaviours in young learners. We have taken learning-to-read one step further. Our digital learning environment supports psychological well-being. We uses strategies to support and strengthen healthy core beliefs so that children experience positive emotions while learning.

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