Story Starters is delivered by the Beanstalk Charity in partnership with Dolly Parton Imagination Library and LuCiD; The ESRC International Centre for Language and Communication Development. The training will provide an overview of the project which involves a practitioner delivering a story starter session with 3 children, on a 1:1 basis, for 24 weeks. Providers will require to screen the children at the beginning of the project and at the end
Training will prepare you to become a great story starter by;
- understanding why we use picture books in every session
- being ready to read aloud to children
- using picture books and associated fun to support language development
Story Starters is designed to boost language and communicative development in a child's early years, giving them the skills to start school ready to read and reach for the stars
All providers attending the training and committing to deliver the programme will receive a Story Starter Pack containing a wide selection of story books for the setting FREE of Charge. The starter pack also contains x2 WellCom assessment books that the setting uses for assessment and keep. Each child selected in the project will receive 1 free book per month for 12 months.
All Early years providers working with 3-5 years including school based provision.