Mussila launches WordPlay.

04 Mar 2022

Mussila launches WordPlay.

Mussila Hall: Bett Hall Stand: NA36
Mussila launches WordPlay.



Award-winning EdTech startup applies its unique and successful methodology, “Learn, Play, Create”, to create an innovative, new digital learning solution.


Reykjavik, 4th of March 2022

Innovative Icelandic EdTech company, Mussila, is proud to present Mussila WordPlay, a new creative digital learning solution for children using Mussila’s unique ‘Learn, Play, Create’ methodology. With the learning-through-play approach, the new app provides a safe space for children, six years old and up, to learn to read and improve their comprehension skills in English. The app is available on the App Store as of 11th March 2022.

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.  


From Music to Words

Research has shown that language and music are connected through listening, rhythm, and singing. This connection is essential for developing phonological awareness. Considering the above, 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. 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.


Digital educational platform of the future

The demand for the app grew substantially during the beginning of the Covid era when schools closed down and switched to distance-based learning in countries across the globe. It was then that the company decided to create a new solution for schools and distance learning. Mussila WordPlay will also be part of the school catalog, increasing the offer's value for educational institutions. Mussila intends to continue expanding its categories of subjects in the coming year, using its unique methodology to  give every child a way to learn. 

“Children are natural learners and our task is to give them creative tools based on evidence-based practice that sparks their curiosity, motivating them to learn.” Says Jon Gunnar Thordarson, CEO of Mussila. “Having been one of those students that struggled to keep up my interest in school, nothing makes me happier than hearing from teachers all over the world how both the most challenged children and those that have been bored out of their minds are now learning through our apps, and enjoying it.” 

WordPlay is an excellent addition to Mussila’s school catalogue and one step closer to becoming the digital educational platform of the future.


Mussila Music is nominated for 3 Bett awards: 

  • Class Aid or Educator support

  • International Digital Educational, Resource

  • Educational Resource for Parents and Home Learning


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About Mussila

Mussila is an EdTech company that offers creative digital learning solutions for children through a unique Learn, Play, Create methodology. It was founded in Iceland in 2015 by experts in computer science, music and pedagogy. Our goal is to create digital solutions to improve the learning process and the overall quality of education available to young people worldwide to equip them better for the future. Mussila apps are used by children worldwide at home and in schools.


 List of Awards and nominations:

  • Selected to The Elite 200, the acclaimed list of semifinalists in The GSV Cup — the world’s largest pitch competition for EdTech startups multi-stage venture capital firm GSV Ventures. 2022

  • Nominated for Bett Awards 2022 in 3 categories: Educational Resource for Parents or Home Learning, Class Aid or Educator Support, & International Digital Educational Resource  

  • Certified Education Quality by Education Alliance Finland

  • Winner of the Mom's Choice Award 2021

  • Top Ten EdTech Startup in Europe in 2020 by Education Technology Insight

  • Winner of the Academic Choice Award 2020

  • Winner of the Nordic EdTech Awards 2019

  • Winner of the Parents´Choice Award 2019

  • Winner of the German Pedagogical Media Award 2018

  • Creative Business Cup - Global Finalist 2018

  • Best app for kids 2020- Educational App Store

  • Best app for parents 2019 - Educational App Store

  • Best App for teachers 2019 - Educational App Store


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