Getting Started with Starfall
Starfall’s intuitive learning environment encourages children to explore letters and sounds, word recognition, reading comprehension and fluency. Developed under the guidance of professional educators, our phonics-based learn-to-read activities encourage free exploration and play within a sequentially organized framework. We also offer fun mathematics and music activities. Here’s how to make Starfall work for you.
Begin with the ABCs
Encourage children to play and explore by clicking on any letter in any order. They will come to recognize the relationship between speech sounds and letter forms. This is the "Alphabetic Principle," the foundation of phonics.
Available on your desktop browser and in our FREE ABCs mobile app.
You're Ready to Learn to Read
Each numbered row features a vowel sound. Students listen to, manipulate, read, and master each vowel by interacting with the associated book and games.
Available on your desktop browser and in our Learn to Read mobile app.
Explore It's Fun to Read
With a basic understanding of the Alphabetic Principle, children are ready to expand their reading vocabulary and comprehension while exploring a variety of genres and topics: classical music, fine art, poetry, and more!
Available on your desktop browser and in our It's Fun to Read mobile app.
No doubt about it, I'm Reading
The plays, folk tales, informational texts, myths, and fables transition children from learning to read to reading to learn. These vocabulary-controlled stories ensure meaningful practice reading high-frequency words (also called sight-words).
Available on your desktop browser and in our I'm Reading mobile app.
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Try Starfall's Complete Curriculum!
Our Starfall Pre-K and Kindergarten ELA and Mathematics curricula were written by master teachers and field-tested in classrooms nationwide. Perfect for both classrooms and homeschools, these products guide new and veteran educators to capitalize on the enthusiasm created by our online children’s activities. Starfall’s standards meet and exceed state and Common Core standards, ensuring students are prepared for 1st grade and beyond. Save time and energy with our quality materials, pre-planned lessons, crafts, recipes, activities, songs, and more!
An Integrated CurriculumIntegrates math, science, health, creative arts, social studies, physical movement, early literacy, and social-emotional development through guided instruction and imaginative play.
English Language Arts (ELA)Research-based, effective, and Common Core aligned, our Starfall Kindergarten English Language Arts curriculum instills confidence and inspiration in teachers and children. Integrates science and social studies.