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Reading Programs for Struggling Readers in Illinois

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Reading Programs for Struggling Readers in Illinois

Every child learns how to read in their own unique way, and there is no one specific path for every new reader. One of the benefits of the Stepping Stones Together online learn to read program is that it is designed to work for beginning readers of all levels. You can continue with the program based on the pace that your child is learning how to read. There is no expiration date, and there is no rush. Our goal is to help you teach your child how to read and to overcome the initial frustrations and struggles that so many new readers experience. 

Is Your Child Ready to Start Learning How to Read?

At times, struggling readers are still learning the fundamentals that are required before it is advisable to start teaching a child how to read. One of the first steps in the Stepping Stones Together program is to find out if your child is ready to start learning how to read. Three of the key indicators that your child is at a developmental point where they can start learning to read include: 

  • Children should know how to recognize all of the letters in the alphabet. 
  • Children should be able to pronounce the sounds of each of the letters in the alphabet. 
  • Children should display signs of being interested in learning how to read. 

Additional Support for Struggling Readers

One of the challenges that many beginning readers face is that the texts they are starting out with are a bit too complicated. For this reason, it is common to see frustration in struggling readers. Stepping Stones Together offers a variety of resources for parents who are looking for ways to support their early readers. 

To overcome the common issues of introducing beginning readers to overly complex materials, Stepping Stones Together has designed a reading program that is built to match your child’s reading level and offers a variety of different subjects to choose from. Studies have found that reading comprehension, interest, and engagement improves when early readers are encouraged to select the subject that they are reading. Additionally, our books utilize high-frequency words, meaning that as your child continues with the program, they will start to recognize words that show up again and again in the books that they are reading.  

These are just a few of the strategies that our program uses to help beginning readers become comfortable with learning how to identify words and use this knowledge to learn how to become a successful reader. 

Find out More About our Customized Reading Programs for Struggling Readers in Illinois

If your child is feeling discouraged or frustrated as they start to learn how to read, do not worry. This is often part of the process, and the Stepping Stones Together program is designed to help all types of beginning readers, including those who are struggling to get started.  If you have any questions about your free trial or would like to learn more about the details of the program, contact us online today! 

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