Successful learners start with Story Friends

How do children become successful readers and learners? It’s a story that starts in their earliest years, when they acquire the language and literacy skills they’ll use for the rest of their lives. Sometimes, though, the story gets off track when young children struggle to learn and understand new words. Intervene early and keep these kids from falling behind with Story Friends™, a fun and engaging language intervention program for 4- to 6-year-olds.

Through 26 interactive storybooks about funny, relatable animals, Story Friends effectively boosts the early language skills that predict success in reading. Not only does Story Friends introduce children to challenging new words—from enormous to exhausted—it also helps kids master key concept words like high, low, many, and few, which will help them learn new academic content faster and easier. And through the lessons woven into the animals’ vibrantly illustrated stories, children strengthen other important skills, such as solving problems, empathizing, and working together.

Young child reading story book while simultaneously listening to it on headphones

How Story Friends helps young children learn

  • Teaches new language skills through explicit teaching and modeling
  • Teaches new vocabulary words through repeated readings of storybooks
  • Teaches comprehension skills through multiple exposures to vocabulary
  • Teaches listening skills through interaction with audio recordings
  • Teaches critical thinking skills through interactive books that engage and challenge young minds
  • Teaches social-emotional skills through books that encourage prosocial behavior

Want to try it?

We’re offering a special product preview of Story Friends, and we want you to be a part of it! Stay tuned for your chance to get a three-month trial of Story Friends, test-drive it in your classroom, and see firsthand how it boosts young children’s early literacy skills.

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Walk through Story Friends step by step with these three professional development modules.

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Take a quick peek at one of the engaging Story Friends storybooks, Leo Loses His Roar.

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