Family Storycise™

Family Storycise™

Low cost sessions that include a fully prepared Project Plan demonstrating how sessions meet your required outcomes.

A 5 week programme for parents/carers and their child, aiming to give the skills and confidence to make story time a regular and fun activity at home. A new book is introduced each week through an interactive read-aloud session led by our skilled drama practitioner. The group uses their imagination to creatively retell that story through dramatic play. Sessions are one hour long and include coffee and chat time.

Fees include a project plan and evaluation forms.

Many children attending our centre have a first language other than English. After attending the Storycise course several of these children have noticeably increased in confidence when speaking English. Parents have told us that the course has shown them how to make reading books more exciting and that their children enjoy this more as a result. I feel these sessions help families develop a love of language and books which is so important for learning and wellbeing.

Family Story Play™

Family Story Play™

Family Story Play is for children aged 12 months - 5 years along with their primary carer. This is the perfect follow-up programme to Family Storycise™ - it will continue to model good communication and language skills and highlight the importance of stories and creative play in parenting. These sessions are not book-based but use interactive storytelling and dramatic play as a key literacy builder.

Our stories all follow the EYFS curriculum and come with supporting resources for the parents and the setting that highlight links to the curriculum and provide follow-up activities.

Fees include a project plan and evaluation forms.

We've been running Debutots in the Children's Centre since last September and it has proven very popular. It never ceases to amaze us all how they manage to keep the children's (& parents') attention. This is also a great opportunity to run something for the childminders in our area and, as it encompasses the early learning goals, this is ideal.