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The Storytelling Kits (2.5 - 5 years)
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2.5 - 5 years

The Storytelling Kits

Unique storybooks and kits designed to teach English through storytelling and innovative activities.

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How it works

  • Select your child’s age to determine your starting point

  • Choose a plan that fits your child’s English learning needs

  • Receive a box every month

What’s included?

Have a peek at the unique storybooks and toys inside your box!

English level: Beginner. For children who do not have much exposure to English in everyday life.

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English level: Beginner. For children who can understand short English phrases, but are still in the beginning phases of English learning.

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English level: Beginner. For children who can understand and say short English phrases, like 'big dog', 'I am hungry', and more.

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English level: Beginner. For children who can repeat short phrases that they hear in English, such as 'the truck fell in the muck'.

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English level: Intermediate. For children who can understand full English sentences, like 'doctors help people who feel unwell.'

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English level: Intermediate. For children who can remember and repeat what happens in a storybook, such as repeating rhyming phrases.

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English level: Intermediate. For children who have regular storytime in English, and can ask questions like 'what's that?' and 'why?'

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English level: Intermediate. For children who can hold a simple conversation in English, and interact with other English speakers.

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English level: Advanced. For children who can follow a storyline in English, and can expand on what is happening in the story.

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English level: Advanced. For children who are ready to expand their English vocabulary to include things like famous artifacts around the world.

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English level: Advanced. For children who are comfortable engaging in activities that are conducted in English, and interacting with others.

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English level: Advanced. For children who can follow a storyline in English that likely has many new words they have not learned before.

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Learning objectives

  • Object Identification

    Learn to identify common animals by their English names.

  • Pronunciation

    Practice creating a wide variety of sounds to work on pronunciation of English words.

  • Positional Words

    Learn to use words to describe where something is, such as 'over', 'under', 'inside', 'outside', and so on.

  • Reading and Writing

    Foster the love for reading and writing through our monthly books and worksheets.

  • Fast Mapping

    Work on learning new vocabulary in a wide variety of topics during this crucial period of development.

  • Processing Requests

    Understand and process requests to improve receptive language and build confidence.

  • Practicing Manners

    Know when to use words like 'please' and 'thank you' to demonstrate proper manners.

  • Reading and Writing

    Foster the love for reading and writing through our monthly books and worksheets.

  • Action Verbs

    Use verbs to describe different actions like 'eating', 'running', and 'thinking'.

  • One-step Directions

    Practice skills like concentration, sequencing, and carrying out an action through following simple directions.

  • Symbolic Thinking

    Develop the understanding that symbols can represent different things, and apply this in daily play.

  • Reading and Writing

    Foster the love for reading and writing through our monthly books and worksheets.

  • Using Pronouns

    Practice using pronouns to describe things, such as 'he', 'she', 'it', 'they', and so on.

  • Grouping and Categorizing

    Learn to group things based on certain characteristics, such as how they look, how they work, and so on.

  • Describing Experiences

    Practice remembering and using the appropriate vocabulary to describe different experiences.

  • Reading and Writing

    Foster the love for reading and writing through our monthly books and worksheets.

  • Using Conjunctions

    Learn to speak in longer sentences using conjunctions, such as 'and', 'or', 'but', and more.

  • Full Sentences

    Many children still speak in short phrases like 'me eat'. Encourage your child to use full sentences like 'I want to eat dinner.'

  • Role-playing

    Develop empathy and imagination through role-playing, as your child learns to put themselves in someone else’s shoes.

  • Reading and Writing

    Foster the love for reading and writing through our monthly books and worksheets.

  • 'Why' Questions

    Encourage your child to think about the consequences of an action, and use words to explain it.

  • Building Healthy Habits

    Develop an understanding of what 'good' and 'bad' habits are through pretend play.

  • Conversations

    Practice the ability to answer questions in a conversation, or switch topics when needed.

  • Reading and Writing

    Foster the love for reading and writing through our monthly books and worksheets.

  • Drawing

    Drawing is an important prerequisite for writing. Practice drawing to communicate meanings.

  • Storytime Engagement

    Encourage your child to ask questions and make comments during storytime to keep them engaged.

  • Complicated Explanations

    Promote comprehension through activities and explanations. This serves as a stepping stone for future learning.

  • Reading and Writing

    Foster the love for reading and writing through our monthly books and worksheets.

  • Subordinating Conjunctions

    Practice using words like 'because', 'since', and 'until' in sentences to indicate a time, place, or cause-and-effect.

  • Multi-step Directions

    Develop greater attention, concentration, and comprehension skills by learning to follow directions.

  • Tell Stories

    Learn to tell stories with a clear beginning, middle, and end to promote communication skills.

  • Reading and Writing

    Foster the love for reading and writing through our monthly books and worksheets.

  • Expressing Emotions

    Practice using words to express feelings to help with communication and understanding.

  • Coping with Emotions

    Learn to use different self-regulating strategies to cope with big emotions instead of throwing tantrums.

  • Abstract Thinking

    Learn to differentiate between literal and abstract things, such as the difference between 'ball' and 'happiness'.

  • Reading and Writing

    Foster the love for reading and writing through our monthly books and worksheets.

  • Possessive Words

    Use words like 'my', 'mine', 'yours', and more to practice thinking from other people's perspectives.

  • Rules of Grammar

    Practice using correct grammar, such as adding 'ed' to verbs to indicate that something happened in the past.

  • Staying on Topic

    Learn to focus and stay on one topic without getting distracted to practice self-regulation skills.

  • Reading and Writing

    Foster the love for reading and writing through our monthly books and worksheets.

  • Switching Topics

    Practice switching topics and being flexible during a conversation. This means that your child is paying attention.

  • Role Reversal

    Let your child be the teacher so that they can practice explaining something in their own words.

  • Past and Future Tenses

    Learn to use proper grammar to indicate whether something is about to happen or has already happened.

  • Reading and Writing

    Foster the love for reading and writing through our monthly books and worksheets.

  • Singular and Plural

    Learn when to use singular and plural nouns, such as 'that is a dog' versus 'those are dogs'.

  • Thinking Ahead

    Practice thinking ahead and using words to express anticipation, such as 'I am excited for school tomorrow!'

  • Show and Tell

    Develop oral presentation skills through show-and-tell activities.

  • Reading and Writing

    Foster the love for reading and writing through our monthly books and worksheets.

The Power of Storytelling

Research suggests that children are better able to stay engaged, visualize concepts, and process complex information through stories.

A Note from Our Curriculum Expert

The Storytelling Kits encourage holistic learning through hands-on-play, interactive activities, and exploration. We’re here to provide the materials and guide you through this process.

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FAQ

Which kit should I start at?

Select a kit and you will see a short description. These are just rough indicators but if you want more details, our experts are happy to help at hello@learningtime.com.hk

Are these kits for teaching English?

These kits teach your child English through storytelling and activities. It is a different approach compared to learning phonics, which is a more systematic and strict way of learning.

My English is not very good. Can I still use this kit?

To some extent, this kit will need you to communicate with your child in English, such as when you read the storybooks. However, you can still use the materials and do the activities in open-ended ways. If your goal is not to teach English anyway, you can play in any language.

My child likes some of the themes more than the others. Am I allowed to pick and choose which kits to get?

You can only pick which kit to start at. After that, you will continue according to the listed order. This is because the kits follow a progression in difficulty.

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