The Learning Staircase was created in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2001 to provide quality literacy resources for learners of all ages. The Company started by designing and producing ‘hands-on’ game and activity resources which could be used to teach phonological awareness, language skills and literacy knowledge. We then went on to produce the workbook courses, First Steps and Steps to Literacy, which provide a structured, sequential literacy course which incorporates all the processing skills involved in literacy.