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Story Box Preschool

What’s this course about?   

This course will help you to feel more confident supporting your child’s literacy and language development.   

Course format:   

This is an online course where you’ll learn together and take part in practical group activities, all in a relaxed and friendly environment.  The first hour of the course is for adults and children (aged 2-4years) together, and will involve discussion, new ideas, stories and songs.  Then there will be hands-on activities for adults and children to do together at home, plus online activities for adults on our itslearning website to record their learning. 

Who will benefit from attending?  

This course is for parents and carers AND their child/children age 2-4 years.  Adults who want to support their preschool-aged child/children to engage with books and develop their child’s literacy, language and communication skills will benefit from this course.   

What will I learn?   

  • New ways to engage your child in a familiar story 
  • How to plan, create and use puppets and props to enhance a story 
  • How crafts, music and play can develop literacy skills 
  • Develop confidence in helping your child to learn 

How long is the course?   

This is run as 2-hour sessions over 5 weeks, with a weekly 1-hour class, then activities to do at home with your child to help you practise your skills, and some activities online to record your learning. 

Will I be assessed?   

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

Entry Requirements:   

FaCL online courses are funded by the education and skills funding agency. Courses are no cost to learners if they are 19+ and have been a resident in UK/EU for 3+years.  

and if you can tick any of these criteria:  

  • have less than 5 GCSEs grades a-c  
  • in receipt of benefits   
  • are a service family  
  • are a family with SEN children  
  • are unemployed  

If you are unsure if you are eligible, we are always happy to talk things through carefully.  

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