About The Program


A path to critical thinking

Stepping Stones workbooks are designed to introduce students to critical thinking skills that they will use throughout their academic careers. The books in the Stepping Stones series strive to present critical thinking in a way that is clear to young children. The exercises are visually appealing and task-oriented, and there is a strong emphasis on students' ability to justify and explain their answers. This pushes students to think carefully and rationally about their answers.

 

Skills Addressed

Language Skills
• Alphabet sequencing
• Beginning sounds
• Capital and lowercase letters
• Compound words
• Comprehension
• Encoding
• Ending sounds
• Letter recognition
• Letter-sound association
• Listening
• Punctuation
• Rhyming
• Singular and plural noun forms
• Syllables
• Verb tense
• Vocabulary development
 
Math Skills
• Counting (rote, skip)
• Equations
• Even and odd numbers
• Graphs
• Lines
• Measurement
• Money
• Numeral recognition
• Ordinal numbers
• Patterns
• Sets
• Shapes
• Time
 
Social Studies
• Community Helpers
• Geography
• Rural
• Urban
• Cultures      

Concept Words
• In
• Out
• On
• Above
• Below
• Opposite
• Right side up
• Upside down
• Up
• Down
• Before
• After
• Right
• Left
• Same
• Different
• Similar
• Fewer
• Least
• Top
• Bottom
• Behind
• Beneath
• Beside
• Between
• Beyond
 
Science Concepts
• Animals
• Colors
• Float/sink
• Habitats
• Invention and design
• Living/nonliving
• Nutrition
• Plants
• Seasons
• Space
• Temperature
• Textures
• Tools
• Weather