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Oral Language Foundation Program

Start today! It's easy to weave fun, innovative oral language lessons into your daily routines with our Oral Language Foundations. Our lessons will work in lots of different contexts:

  • After-school 
  • In the car
  • Dinnertime games
  • Story times
  • Homeschool groups
  • Summer camps
  • Homework that doesn’t feel like homework

Research tells us that oral practice with similarly structured stories will build a story schema that children can internalize. We call these patterns for story building BIG STORY skills. Sometimes it’s a simple pattern, like this:

problem + how you tried to solve that problem + how it all worked out

We also know that sharing and retelling stories in intentional ways can build vocabulary and sentence structures that your child will internalize. We call these frameworks the SMALL STORY skills. Sometimes this looks like knowing that in English, adjectives come before nouns:

The + grumpy + old + cat

3 Types

We offer 3 types of materials in the Oral Language Foundation:

Retell Fun

Children’s literature, short films, and Story Stage originals provide a wealth of stories to share. We take the guesswork out of retelling to make it easy for you to be the expert with your child in building BIG STORY skills.

Skill Work

Worksheets and interactive activities to build SMALL STORY skills, like vocabulary and grammar skills one-on-one with your child.


Have fun with family or friends while you practice newly learned BIG and SMALL STORY skills in quick-to-learn, engaging games.

Full Program Coming Soon!

We are working hard to complete the final stages of this awesome program...but it's not quite ready! Please check back or make sure to jump on our email list below so you can know as soon as it's ready for your kids!

Parent Testimonial

“Thank you Story Stage for playing such an influential role in our journey the last 5 years! We are so lucky to have had this program to help our kids learn the gifts that Story Stage offers. The progress from year to year has been incredible to see! We are so grateful for our Story Stage family!”   ~ Carter’s Mom