Stories that start in English and end in a different language

Delivered to your door every month with educational activities and resources for children aged 4-9 Find out more

Stories that start in English and end in a different language

Delivered to your door every month with educational activities and resources for children aged 4-9 Find out more

How does it work?

Pick your language

Is your child going to be a star of French cinema or an amazing Spanish ambassador? Get them started for as little as £12.49 per month.

Check your mailbox

We’ll send you a beautiful storybook that uses our Clockwork Methodology™ along with games, activities, and resources.

See them learn

Watch as your child falls in love with languages and improves their reading, listening, writing and speaking skills month after month.

What’s in the box?

Each Story Box begins with a beautifully illustrated fairy tale or original story. Then the language learning fun continues with a whole host of new activities and resources each month! A sample Story Box might contain:

Storybook – Activity Book – Recipe from around the world – Flashcards – Audiobook

Our Story Boxes are shipped to arrive with you at the end of every month. Find out more or get started on your language learning journey right away for as little as £12.49 per month!

What do people think?

“The story this month is a completely original retelling of a much loved fairy tale with a twist. The illustrations are charming. The activities are varied and fun. We also love the audiobook which helps with pronunciation. We are already looking forward to the next box!”

– Carole, review from Cratejoy

 

“My kids are natively bilingual (English / Italian), so tend to be quite ready to accept content in different languages, but with this pack I can’t imagine any kid who loves books turning their nose up at this. It’s kind of the “hidden vegetables” approach to language learning and I love it! Looking forward to the next one.”

– Paul, Spanish Story Box Subscriber

 

“We subscribed these to support our children’s love of language and to work alongside their French private classes. All I can say is they are brilliant. Since we received it a week ago, the contents of the box have been actively engaged with and loved by everyone in the family.”

– Jenny, French Story Box Subscriber

 

“I subscribed to the Spanish box because I thought my children would enjoy the books. I was not wrong! The stories are funny and, because the language is introduced gradually, my children picked up words in no time 🙂 Highly recommended for kids (and adults!). 5 stars from me!”

– Darren, Spanish Story Box Subscriber

 

What do people think?

“The story this month is a completely original retelling of a much loved fairy tale with a twist. The illustrations are charming. The activities are varied and fun. We also love the audiobook which helps with pronunciation. We are already looking forward to the next box!”

– Carole, review from Cratejoy

“My kids are natively bilingual (English / Italian), so tend to be quite ready to accept content in different languages, but with this pack I can’t imagine any kid who loves books turning their nose up at this. It’s kind of the ‘hidden vegetables’ approach to language learning and I love it! Looking forward to the next one.”

 

– Paul, Spanish Story Box Subscriber

“We subscribed these to support our children’s love of language and to work alongside their French private classes. All I can say is they are brilliant. Since we received it a week ago, the contents of the box have been actively engaged with and loved by everyone in the family.”

 

– Jenny, French Story Box Subscriber

“I subscribed to the Spanish box because I thought my children would enjoy the books. I was not wrong! The stories are funny and, because the language is introduced gradually, my children picked up words in no time 🙂 Highly recommended for kids (and adults!). 5 stars from me!”

 

– Darren, Spanish Story Box Subscriber

How does it help my child learn?

Our story boxes are designed with one goal in mind – to give children the most enjoyable start to their language learning journey possible. That means they have to be loads of fun and cover the four basic elements of learning any language: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Here’s how we do it…

Step 1- the audiobook

Before your box arrives, we’ll send you an audiobook of the story. As your child listens to it, they’ll start to get to grips pronouncing the words and get some speaking practice from the exercises at the end.

Step 2- the story

The centrepiece of every box, the book starts in English and gradually introduces a foreign language through our Clockwork Methodology™. That means children can read their way to understanding new words effortlessly.

See the Clockwork Methodology in action

Step 3- the resources

After reading the book, kids can reinforce their understanding and retention of new vocabulary with the resources. There’s always lots of opportunities for them to practise their writing skills!

Step 4- the games

The activities and games are all themed around the month’s story and involve plenty of speaking practice and lots of fun to ensure that your child can’t wait to continue their language learning adventure.

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We’re proud to be supported by these fantastic organisations who are helping us in our mission to make language learning enjoyable and accessible to children everywhere.

FAQs

What languages do you offer?
For our story box club we offer two languages: French and Spanish. Using our Clockwork Methodology, these languages will be introduced throughout our stories and activities each month.
What age group are your story boxes for?
The story box is aimed at 4-9 year olds, but our stories, activities and games are perfect for beginners above anything else. We’ve had many parents and teachers with children below and above that age group who have really enjoyed the resources.
Do I need to speak a foreign language?

Not at all! We design our stories and resources to allow you to effectively learn alongside your child.
The resources can be used independently, but we really encourage you to take part in the learning alongside your child so you can both help each other out, just make sure you keep up with them!

What have you done to ensure these are valuable language learning resources?

We have partnered with the Spanish Embassy, several educational institutions and hundreds of teachers to ensure the educational value of our resources.

With their help our story boxes are full of fun and cover the main four elements of language learning: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

Psychologists have long pointed to bedtime stories as an important part of a child’s development. Not to mention the fact they’re lots of fun and good for parent-child bonding!

One of the reasons stories are so good as an educational tool is because they keep the kids interested. Children are much more likely to retain vocabulary when they’re reading or talking about something they are curious about and enjoy.

What happens if my box doesn’t show up or the contents are damaged?

We send our Story Boxes far and wide so, very occasionally they do go missing or have a bit of a rough ride in the post. If your box doesn’t show up by the end of the month or anything inside looks like it’s been through the wars, just email alex@onethirdstories.com and he will arrange for a replacement to be sent out right away.

How will this help my child with their pronunciation?

Alongside every story box you will also receive an audiobook narrated by our amazing voice actors who are also native speakers of either French or Spanish.
We recommend you listen to the audiobook before reading the story, as well as during the first read. This will help tune in to the new language and get used to the sounds, before attempting to mimic them.

How will this help my child to understand the grammar?
Grammar is really important, but it can also be very boring, especially for young children. With our stories and resources beginners will learn new vocabulary each month, but perhaps more importantly they will love learning. Through repetition and reinforcement our brains start to spot trends and children especially gain an intuitive understanding of grammar.
Where are you based?

Our One Third Stories HQ is in North London. If you’re ever in the area why not pop by and say hello or you can write to us? We love receiving mail from budding language enthusiasts.

Our address is: One Third Stories HQ, 4th Floor, Camden Collective, 110 Hampstead Rd, London, NW1 2LS

Or email Alex at: alex@onethirdstories.com with any questions about the subscription.

How do I cancel my subscription?
You can cancel your subscription at the end of your chosen duration of subscription by stopping the auto-renewal. Just log into your account and update your preferences. 
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