Information for Parents
Learning to Read with Mom, Dad, and Starfall
Millions of children have learned to read at Starfall.com, and your child can too!
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 your child to play and explore by clicking on any letter in any order. Your child will come to recognize the relationship between speech sounds and letter forms. This is the "Alphabetic Principle," the foundation of phonics.
You're Ready to Learn to Read
Explore It's Fun to Read
With a basic understanding of the Alphabetic Principle, your child is ready to expand his or her reading vocabulary and comprehension while exploring a variety of genres and topics: classical music, fine art, poetry, and more!
No doubt about it, I'm Reading
The plays, folk tales, informational texts, myths, and fables will transition your child from learning to read to reading to learn. These vocabulary-controlled stories ensure meaningful practice reading high-frequency words (also called sight-words).