Turn Downtime into Reading Time

School Zone’s 15 Early Reader iBook Titles Allow Kids to
Learn On the Go


Grand Haven, MI (January 11, 2011) — Between work, school runs, soccer practice and trying to get the kids to eat their vegetables, there isn’t much time left in the day to teach them the fundamentals of reading. Luckily for harried parents everywhere, School Zone Publishing has the solution: 15 iBook titles for the iPad. Portable, educational and fun, School Zone’s e-books have solved the problem. With an iPad in tow, parents and kids can use their downtime to read. And at only $1.99 each, parents can give their children great variety, along with confidence in their reading skills.

“As parents ourselves, we understand that portability and convenience are necessary these days,” says Jonathan Hoffman, President and CEO of School Zone. “To make reading time easier for parents and more fun for kids, we have combined our 30 years of educational experience with iBook’s accessibility.”

Seeking to provide a rewarding and motivating experience for readers ages 4-7, School Zone Publishing has added 11 new iBook titles to their existing Start to Read! Collection. School Zone has divided the titles into three levels to make reading fun yet challenging for every age group. Each of the 15 iBook titles teaches concepts, increases vocabulary, develops reading skills and accelerates learning.

Aimed at children ages 4-6, Level 1 titles supply emergent readers with short, one-line sentences, sight words and picture clues, while building both confidence and vocabulary. Level 1 readers now have a choice of five titles, including Jog, Frog, Jog, I Want a Pet, Beep, Beep!, Nine Men Chase a Hen and Jog, Frog, Jog Classic. Most of the vocabulary words presented in these entertaining tales are introduced in the first and second grades with a few higher-level words mixed in for a challenge.

Level 2 titles feature controlled vocabulary, simple sentence patterns and rhyming words geared towards the 5-7 age group. With the choice between Foolish Goose, Peter’s Dream, Sue Likes Blue, That’s Not All and The New Bike, Level 2 readers will simply have fun reading and sounding words out with mom or dad. Eventually the child should be able to read each story alone, giving him a great sense of pride.

A Different Tune, Hanna’s Butterfly, Mouse and Owl, Raccoon and Moon and The Last Game make up the five current titles in Level 3. These stories contain the most words and new vocabulary and are written for children ages 6-7. Combining fun and education, each tale introduces between 45-150 new words.

Additional School Zone iBook titles will become available throughout 2011.

For more information on all School Zone Publishing Products, please visit www.schoolzone.com. To schedule an interview with School Zone Publishing’s CEO Jonathan Hoffman, please contact Kristina Godfrey of Junger-Godfrey PR at 949.720.7062 or Kristina@kjunger.com.

ABOUT SCHOOL ZONE PUBLISHING:
School Zone Publishing has been producing children’s educational products for over thirty years. Founded in 1979 by educators, this family-run company is a trusted source for workbooks, flash cards, and educational software. Heralded by parents and teachers as the best educational material, School Zone leads the industry in quality content at affordable prices.