About the Author


Melissa Young is the creator and founder of Play Together Read Together. She earned her Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of Pittsburgh and her Orton-Gillingham Specialist certification from the Institute of Multi-Sensory Education. Melissa spent several years designing, testing, and perfecting a series of word games intended to relieve stress, and self-motivate children to read. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in Sparta, New Jersey.

About Play Together Read Together, LLC.


Play Together Read Together was created to give parents and teachers a tool to help children learn to read. Learning phonetic sounds and sight words through game-play is intended to relieve stress and self-motivate children to read. Children learn more when adults participate in the learning process, especially if it's fun!




To provide parents and teachers with exciting, fun tools to teach children to read, while encouraging adult participation in their learning.

General Information


Each Storybook Game Set includes a card game and a book, which are intended to give children a POSITIVE ATTITUDE towards reading in two easy steps:

1- Playing a card game

2- Reading/Listening to a story.


Level 1 sets use simple, three letter words throughout each game and story. Each set focuses on a new vowel sound and reviews words from previous sets.