#StoriesFromStoryStarters - meet Alison

Alison has volunteered as a Story Starters since April 2018 because she wanted to use her skills to help children who are lacking crucial early language and reading skills. Read her story here... Read more

#TheBestGift - Give a book this Christmas

We at Beanstalk and Story Starters believe it is the perfect time to remind everyone about the wonderful gesture of giving a book to children this Christmas because it can be really important for a child's development and progress future reading skills. Read more about our book recommendations here.. Read more

#WinterReads - book suggestions for this winter season

Christmas is right around the corner, and we at Beanstalk all agree that the best way to find peace and quiet in a busy time is to snuggle up in a warm space with the ultimate winter read. See our book recommendations here.. Read more

#ToddlerTales - Relating stories to own life experiences

Our Story Starters children often link the stories from the books they are presented with to situations in their own life and this can be a great springboard to further discussions on real-life topics. Read more here.. Read more

#ToddlerTales - The Story Starter books

When our volunteers go into nursery for the first time, they are presented with a set of books that both challenge and engage the children and introduce them to the world of books and stories. Read more here.. Read more