Life is better when everyone can read well and express themselves with confidence. Story Starters is a new programme that gives nursery school children the language and communication skills they need to start school ready to learn and all set to reach for the stars.
Story Starters has been made possible by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. We received £1 million from the People’s Postcode Lottery Dream Fund to launch Story Starters in January 2017.
By becoming a Story Starter volunteer you will give a child in a local nursery the skills, confidence and attitude to start primary school ready to read. Read more
Find out more about becoming a Story Starters nursery. Read more
“Beanstalk and my Imagination Library have joined together to launch a special program which will help children become more ready to read and to learn. We call it Story Starters. We send books into the children’s homes and our caring volunteers work one-to-one with the children to give them the extra support they need with their reading. We need you to help us make a lifelong difference in a child’s life so please apply to be a Story Starter. Let’s make sure their stories have a happy ending!”
“I always say ‘childhood lasts a lifetime’ so children need the right kind of encouragement and support in their early years to help them reach their full potential. That’s why I’m proud to promote Story Starters to start children off on the right track. Story Starters provide one-to-one learning support to pre-school children so they start primary school with language and communication skills, a ﬁred up imagination and a lifelong enthusiasm for books, that mean they are more “ready to read”.” If you would like to make a lasting difference to a child’s life, then apply to become a Story Starter today and make a difference!”
Story Starters, an innovative new early years’ literacy programme backed by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, was launched on Monday 3rd April to help give Merseyside children the best start in life. Read more
We recently launched Story Starters on Merseyside, so last week we headed up to Liverpool for two days to take part in Nursery World North 2017 to spread the word. Read more