TOY FAIR 2007
School Zone, Award-Winning Publisher of Children’s
Educational Products, Announces Exciting New
Start to Read™ Learning Kits!

GRAND HAVEN, MI– January 19, 2007— School Zone Publishing Company, a market leader in popular children’s educational products for over 27 years, announces their unique new product line: Start to Read Learning Kits. Expertly combining beginning reading practice with reading comprehension and writing skills, Start to Read Learning Kits are a must for every household with children ages 4 to 7.
 
Start to Read Learning Kits are packed with a variety of learning materials to develop good reading skills. Each kit contains: two audio CDs each with a read-along story and a number of original songs, two Start to Read storybooks, two songbooks, two journal books, sixteen write and reuse pages of comprehension questions for each storybook, two sheets of story stickers, plus a set of alphabet and number stencils, a pencil, a dry erase pen, and a felt eraser. 
 
Start to Read Learning Kit titles include:
Start to Read Level 1 (Ages 4-6): Jog, Frog, Jog and I Want a Pet. Level 1 books have limited vocabulary and are the easiest for a beginning reader. Many words are basic sight words. A short, one-line sentence appears on each page. Simple picture clues provide significant support for the text. Each book introduces about 25 new words.
 
Start to Read Level 2 (Ages 5-7): Peter’s Dream and The New Bike. Level 2 books feature controlled vocabulary, simple sentence patterns, and rhyming words. Many of the words can be read by changing the initial sound or by rhyming with a known word. Picture clues provide considerable support for the text. Each book introduces about 50 new words.
 
Start to Read Level 3 (Ages 6-7): A Different Tune and The Last Game. Level 3 books contain the most words and new vocabulary. Many words can be read by changing the initial sound or by rhyming with a known word. Picture clues support the text. Each book introduces about 100 new words.
 
Start to Read Learning Kits are unique in the marketplace. No other children’s kit packs as many audio and visual tools into one complete package. It has been specially designed so the books and CDs can conveniently travel with children, either in the car, to a friend’s house, or anywhere a child might want to work on their reading skills. Afterwards, all components can go back into the binder for safe, organized storage. Start to Read Learning Kits have an MSRP of only $17.99. 
 
 “School Zone’s mission is to provide the best learning products at affordable prices in order to help parents with their child’s development. Our Start to Read Learning Kits offer a comprehensive set of fun-filled audio and visual learning tools for children, which can easily be shared with friends and family.” says CEO Jonathan Hoffman.
 
School Zone’s Start to Read Learning Kits join their award-winning roster of flash cards, workbooks, and interactive software for children. Visit www.schoolzone.com for information on all products.
 
School Zone Start to Read Learning Kits: 
— Unique in the marketplace 
— Specially designed for ease-of-use 
— Based on over 27 years of School Zone’s superior educational content
— Packed with audio and visual learning tools
— Provide effective developmental growth
— Completely portable
— Allow children to have fun while they learn