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bloomzoom makes fun, interactive literacy apps that jumpstart reading success. Developed by Stefanie Goodson, award winning teacher.

bloomzoom was born.

Stefanie started bloomzoom with a passion for literacy and a belief that reading opens the door to success.  As a 1st grade teacher and educator for 31 years, she had to make reading fun. Beginning with ziplock packets and hand made puzzles, she developed a complete leveled literacy system that made kids excited about reading. 

The packets quickly became a hit.  Kids couldn't wait to read the story and play the games.  Parents couldn't believe they had so much fun reading with their children.  Realizing ziplocks and laminations get worn out quickly, she decided to make a digital system to impact more children.

What we need.

bloomzoom is raising funds to launch our app, Spider's Lunch.  We need $5000 to launch.  We have completed 70% of the app, but need your help with the remaining 30%.  These funds will go towards finishing animation, and 2 more learning games in Spider's Lunch. A teacher's salary only goes so far!

Why bloomzoom is different?

bloomzoom is a complete leveled literacy system that increases children’s reading skills by encompassing the 5 major components of literacy.  Each of the activities matches the appropriate reading skills to the story.  More importantly, it makes reading fun. 

Pig's Party

Spider's Lunch is just the beginning.  We have 4 more apps, each at various levels, just waiting for their digital debut.  $5000 launches Spider's Lunch, but anything over launches our next app!

What impact does bloomzoom have?

bloomzoom was developed using techniques proven in the classroom. These methods created reading success in a wide range of students—from gifted to autistic and ADHD. Reading is the foundation for every child’s future and opens the door to the rest of their lives. 

Every subject a child encounters involves reading. Without strong reading skills, children may fall behind in math, history or even science. Children who are poor readers in the 1st grade have an 88% probability of being poor readers in 4th grade.  High achieving students read for fun everyday. 

Buy bloomzoom. Zoom your child to reading success! 

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Our risk is an incomplete set of apps. We want to take kids from the first bloomzoom level to the last. With your help we can launch Spider's Lunch and begin development on the next app. We have 4 more apps, each at various levels, just waiting to be unveiled.

Another risk is submitting the app to the app store. Apple is notorious for delaying or drawing out the approval process. We have a team that has successfully submitted many apps so we are we are confident that we can tackle challenges that may arise.

We need your help! Get on board and help bloomzoom. Zoom children everywhere to reading success!

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    Get a copy of the Spider's Lunch app and your name listed on the bloomzoom.com credits page. Thank you for believing in the power of literacy!

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    Get Stefanie Goodson's ebook, Tips for Beginning Readers. These tips will show you how to easily create reading success for your kids! Plus--EVERYTHING above!

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    A personal 15min phone call with Stefanie Goodson to personally discuss your child's reading success! Your chance to ask the expert! Plus--EVERYTHING in gold star level!

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    Spider's Lunch app donation to school of choice and 20 minute Skype training session to discuss using in classrooms. (up to 100 downloads). You can impact literacy in your local area and change a child's life forever. Plus--EVERYTHING in gold star level!

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    Your name or your child's name, hidden in the artwork of Spider's Lunch. Your child will be the envy of the neighborhood, pointing out their name to all their friends. We will also send you a framed picture of the app artwork with your name! Plus--EVERYTHING in gold star level!

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    LINE LEADER: your child's name as a character of an upcoming bloomzoom app. Your child will be a star! Get in on this once in a life opportunity. Plus--EVERYTHING in gold star level!

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    Name the avatar. The character will be visible throughout Spider's Lunch as well as having many audio interactions with users. Here's your chance to make bloomzoom history. Plus--EVERYTHING in gold star level!

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