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Story Box

Making a story box

On this course you’ll have fun and use practical activities to bring stories alive; designing, making and using story props with your child. It will help you understand and support how children develop communication skills and you’ll be able to share tips and ideas about helping your child to chat and read. You will learn more about how you can help your child with their learning. 

  • You will learn how ‘play’ supports reading and communication skills by creating a story box with your child 
  • You will recognise how important you are as your child’s first teacher
  • You will make props for sharing stories
  • You will gain confidence with communication skills

This course is for any adult family member or carer who would like to support their children.


This is a small, classroom-based course where you’ll learn together and take part in fun, hands-on activities, all in a relaxed and friendly environment. Each session is shared by adults and pre-schoolers together. 


This is a 10-hour course delivered over 5 weeks in short 1½-hour sessions, once a week. You will have some home learning to share. 


Funding is available to cover the cost of this course so it will be free for you to attend. The funding does not support paid carers of other children to attend, unless attending with their own child. There may be free childcare by prior arrangement. 


You will be required to complete some paperwork during this course. This will record and support your learning journey and successes. 



If you have 5 GCSEs grades A to C (5 O Levels) this course may not be suitable for you. Please contact us if you require further details; we’d love to hear from you

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Resident in the UK or EU for 3 years

Aged 19 or over (contact us regarding exceptions)

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Last updated: 14 August 2018 | Last reviewed: 14 August 2018