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The Stepping Stones Together Program

Stepping Stones Together is a personalized beginning reading program that gives parents and educators the resources they need to teach children how to read and encourage a love of reading that will last a lifetime. The program incorporates proven literacy education techniques and child development research, which have shown the importance of parental involvement in teaching reading. 

How Can I Teach My Child to Read?

Many parents understand the importance of early literacy skills but worry that they lack the tools or teaching experience to create a successful reading program for kids. By providing a wide range of customizable learning materials and a clear, easy to follow plan, Stepping Stones Together makes it possible to teach a child to read by investing as little as 15 – 20 minutes per day.

The unique bond that parents and caregivers have with children can provide support and motivation for learning that isn’t possible in a group setting. The U.S. Department of Education has acknowledged the importance of family involvement in education:

“Cognitive science research stresses the impact of the family and social environment on cognitive development and literacy acquisition of children. Parental involvement in their children’s schools influences student achievement, attendance, motivation, self-concept and behavior.”

Materials and Resources Included in The Stepping Stones Together Program

With your Stepping Stones Together membership, you’ll receive:

  • Your choice of 90 high interest themed stories from our beginning reading library, which is comprised of 3 difficulty levels.
  • Over 100 reading comprehension questions designed to build your child’s reading comprehension skills, along with thinking, reading fluency, speaking and writing abilities. 
  • A daily writing program linked to your child’s daily reading to extend your child’s reading and writing abilities.
  • Extension games that encourage your child to use their newly-acquired reading skills as well as explore the benefits and joys connected with being a reader.
  • personalized behavior incentive chart for each series of stories to motivate your child to record their daily progress.
  • personalized certificate acknowledging their achievement after completing a leveled series. Each reading series is comprised of your choice of books.
  • Choice in book selection to motivate your new reader. It is recommended that you choose a minimum of 5 stories at a given reading level and read each twice before moving onto a new series.
  • Access to Blogs and Newsletters to provide you with current reading research tidbits and best practice tips for parents of new readers.

An Affordable Reading Program

Stepping Stones Together was founded by Dr. Erika Burton, a college professor who focuses on educational research. While helping her own Kindergarten-aged daughter build reading skills, Dr. Burton realized the need that existed for fun, interactive materials that would hold a child’s interest, but also be available at a price that families could easily afford.

Stepping Stones Together was designed to make beginning reading enjoyable and affordable for all learners. Our program offers one of the best values in online reading instruction, with materials that are customizable to your child’s interests and reading level, allowing more personalization than many free or low-cost programs, but at a price that is significantly lower than many comparable reading programs.

Start Your Free Trial Membership Today

Get started today with a free trial membership to Stepping Stones Together. You’ll receive access to our entire library of online books with no up-front commitment, so you can see for yourself if our reading program is right for your child. If you have questions or would like to learn more about our program, you can reach us by completing an online contact form.

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