A love of reading has been proven to have far-reaching benefits for children, emotionally and academically. And children who enjoy reading become confident readers and read more often.
Each of the three levels in our Start to Read! series contains stories with picture clues and vocabulary words chosen specifically for that reading level. As kids gain confidence, they can progress to the next level with ease.
Effective early reading experiences have a positive impact on long-term, overall academic success and lifelong learning. School Zone’s Start to Read! Series maximizes a young child’s natural curiosity and love of amusing stories and characters.
According to a 2010 Fact Sheet published by the Center for the Study of Social Policy, “…68 percent of our nation’s 4th graders cannot read proficiently – a devastating statistic when research confirms that a child who is reading poorly in 4th grade is unlikely to graduate from high school.”
We are enrolled in a reading program and my son just loves the songs on the CD, which are similar to the class exercises. We listen to the songs every time we are in the car. I bought an additional set for the other car!
My daughter enjoyed these books. Good page length, easy rhyme and readability. Education is a must. I want her to be at the top of her class.
My boys love that the stories are read on the CD with music. The CD is much better at animating the story as they read it then busy moms. It's nice to have the whole set at once because I don't have to worry about it now. Thank you School Zone!