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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.
Start to Read! Advantage: reading improves learning in other areas

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 the National Center for Education Statistics, results of the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress showed that only 37 percent of U.S. fourth graders performed at or above the Proficient level of reading. This is concerning since research repeatedly shows that lacking good reading skills by this age can impact future success.