Learn Languages Through Stories
Have you ever thought about raising your kid to be multilingual? Well, you should! While it was once thought that children growing up with two or more languages may be at a disadvantage, it turns out that multilingualism has many social, psychological and lifestyle advantages.
Bilingual brains have more grey matter, enhanced cognitive control abilities, more mental flexibility and improved handling of tasks involving switching, inhibition and conflict monitoring. These benefits extend to all ages, from children to older adults.
Watch Jonny and Alex from One Third Stories explaining how they plan to revolutionize the way children learn other languages…
“Babies are wired for language,” says Naomi Steiner M.D., developmental and behavioral pediatrician at the Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts Medical Center, and author of 7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child. “The earlier they’re introduced to a second language, the easier it will be for them to pick it up.”
Knowing a second (or third!) language could one day give your child an edge in an increasingly global workforce. And that isn’t the only plus, says Dr. Steiner. “When these children get to school age, they tend to have superior reading and writing skills in both languages, as well as better analytical and academic skills,” she explains.
From their Headquarters in North London, United Kingdom comes OneThird Stories Box, a beautiful subscription box specifically designed for young language learners age 4 to 9. Based on the four basic elements of learning a language (listening, reading, writing and speaking) and the unique Clockwork Methodology™, this box will help you introducing your child to a new foreign language..using bedtime stories that start in English and end in a different language!
HOW IT WORKS
You can manage your subscription from your customer area: 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.
PICK A LANGUAGE
One Third Stories offers two languages: French and Spanish.
PICK YOUR PLAN & SELECT PAYMENT METHOD
6 MONTHS PLAN: One time payment of £74.99 + £17.70 shipping to UK or $94.46 + $29.85 shipping to US.
Auto renews after 6 months, cancel renewal at any time.
3 MONTHS PLAN: One time payment of £41.97 + £8.85 shipping to UK or $52.89 + $14.93 shipping to US.
Auto renews after 3 months, cancel renewal at any time.
MONTHLY PLAN: One time payment of £14.99 + £2.95 shipping to UK or $18.88 + $4.98 shipping to US.
Paypal and all the major credit cards are accepted.
Shipping not included.
Worldwide shipping from United Kingdom.
One Third Stories Boxes are shipped in the middle of every month, that means you can expect to receive your box by the end of the month.
Storybook – Activity Book – Recipe from around the world – Flashcards – Audiobook
Ruby Red Riding Hood -a one Third Stories book illustrated by Hannah Hutchings– is a funny and engaging story. The Clockwork Methodology™, gradually introducing words in spanish, really helps you acquiring new vocabulary effortlessly!
The One Third Stories Box – April Spanish Edition was sent to me for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.
In one word: Genius!
The Clockwork Methodology™ makes learning a language as simple as reading a story. Take an engaging story, complete with beautiful illustrations and gradually introduce words in Spanish or French (your targeted language)… words become phrases phrases become sentences and sentences become whole pages in another language.
The audiobook will help with pronunciation and the work book to learn even more words.
DESIGN & PRESENTATION
The One Third Stories Box comes in a bright yellow cardboard package. Simple, essential yet extremely curated, this box is absolutely perfect.
Suitable for little language learners age 4-9.
You are free to chose whichever plan best suits you: 6 months, 3 months or monthly plan. I wouldn’t hesitate a bit to buy the 6 months plan: the price is more than good and justified by the product offered.
Considering all the above:
5 STARS OUT OF 5
I am absolutely in love with One Third Stories and I have no hesitation in recommending this excellent box.
Alex, Jonny and Oli -the One Third Stories Team- are young and truly passionate about learning and, together they deliver an outstanding product. I sincerely applaud the work of this young team! Based on a great idea and powered by enthusiasm, passion and love for learning, One Third Stories is one of the very best subscription boxes suitable for young readers available on the market.
ONE THIRD STORIES BOX – APRIL
- Book: “Ruby Red Riding Hood“, A One Third Stories book -illustrated by Hanna Hutchings
- Activity Book
- FlashCards (2 sheets = 16 cards)
- 3 illustrated postcards
- Parent Guide
- EXTRA: Audiobook
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