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Stories that start in English and end in a different language

Available in French or Spanish, 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

Available in French or Spanish, delivered to your door every month with educational activities and resources for children aged 4-9 Find out more

Why learn a new language?

There’s clearly a whole bunch of reasons for learning languages and here at One Third Stories we help unlock this experience for your child. We make learning French or Spanish super easy, engaging and so much fun that they won’t be able to wait to open the next box.

How does it work?

1

We create engaging books that children love, complete with beautiful illustrations. They begin in English.

2

Gradually, words in the target language are introduced in contexts that make their meaning immediately apparent, using our Clockwork Methodology™.

3

Words become phrases, phrases become sentences and sentences become whole pages in another language.

What’s included in each box?

Each month’s language learning adventure starts with an audiobook of the story read by a native French or Spanish speaker. As your child listens, they’ll begin to develop an ear for the accent.

After listening to the story, it’s time to read it. All our books are written with our unique Clockwork Methodology™, gradually introducing foreign words so your child will pick them up from context clues.

Each story comes with flashcards and activities, designed to develop reading, speaking, listening, and writing skills. These reinforce everything your child has learnt and make learning fun and active.

Choose your language

Take a look at our French story boxes and set your child on the path to becoming a star of French cinema.

Take a look at our Spanish story boxes and help your child become our next ambassador to Spain.

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 ch