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About us

'As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen!' - Winnie the Pooh

 

Story Explorers is a fun, educational and social group for little ones  (0-4 years) and their grown-ups. The classes are run by  Claire who carefully chooses well known stories and creates a unique and individual class around them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT STARTED STORY EXPLORERS?

"Story Explorers is something I have wanted to do for many years. I finally decided to take the leap and quit the regular dependable salary and start my own classes after my daughter was born and my dad passed away. Life is short! I knew that children's picture books are an absolute delight and wanted to use my experience and training to bring them to life and explore their possibilities! Books are the first steps for a child to learn about the world, emotions, relationships as well as language and sound. I make the classes fun and engaging for both child and supporting adult but secretly everything we do is educational and they are learning as soon as they enter the room.

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN A CLASS ?

"We always start with a hello welcome song and then share our names. We do a little warm up using  a mixture of well known songs such as 'head, shoulders, knees and toes', 'If you're happy and you know it' and we sing our 'Funny Faces' song! 

Everyone then grabs some binoculars as we look around the room for clues before guessing the story and then we read it together whilst we sit on the story mat.

Following the story we do a range of various linked activities which range from singing songs, dancing, exploring sensory trays, colouring/painting, tasting, playing, role play. I also incorporates Makaton/ baby sign language in some of the songs.

We always end with lots of bubbles whilst we dance with ribbons and shake our shakers before getting a well done sticker! "

Story Explorers also works with local businesses and provides one-off themed events and can deliver Story parties and available for festivals.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF STORY EXPLORERS ?

"Story Explorers is built on the EYFS framework to support your little ones to develop socially, personally and physically. Communication and Language drive what we do as these are key for this age group. Now more than ever your little ones need to mix with others so we encourage their social side with interactions with others!"

PROJECTS STORY EXPLORERS HAS WORKED ON -

Beanstalk / Liverpool University preschool reading research project

Worked within several nursery and schools across the Wirral

Aston Park - picnic event

Parentfolk summer festival

Benty Farm Tearooms - summer and halloween events

Thurstaston - summer events

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Upcoming Events:
Summer Holiday classes!

Come and join me for some half term fun with Zog and the flying Doctors, Sharing a Shell and What the Ladybird Heard.

I will be working with Liverpool Museums and running Teddy Bear Picnics in Sudley House Liverpool on Saturday 5th August.

I will be working with Storyhouse Chester and running two classes over summer at their Grosvenor Park venue.

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