What We Do
We're dedicated to bringing the love of reading, questioning, and storytelling to families across Asia
Four Legs of Learning
Reading + Comprehension + Questioning + Storytelling
Story Shifu is dedicated to bringing the "4 legs of learning" to families across Asia. Where test performance and test readiness dominate much of the school day, learning how to learn independently and think critically often gets squeezed out. Even worse, rote learning and heavy homework loads mean that kids risk negatively associating "reading" with school work and school pressure.
Story Shifu works with parents to plant critical thinking skills and the love of reading in children's earliest school years. Recognizing that even in pressure-packed school environments like China and Hong Kong, more than 50% of a child's time is still spent at home, we provide books, courses, and family learning activities that help parents build four important skills into kids' daily routines:
English Reading Skills - reading confidently, fluently, and passionately.
Reading Comprehension - understanding and interpreting stories
Questioning - asking and answering questions to develop critical thinking
Storytelling - presenting facts, ideas, and opinions as structured, convincing stories.
Help families develop English reading and critical thinking skills
Story Shifu's English critical reading courses and activities pair story-themed, hands-on learning activities with children's favorite stories. Built on US Common Core Standards, our courses use highly interactive, immersive content and technology to help ELL students and reluctant readers built the skills and confidence that they need to succeed. Learn more!
Story Shifu Reading Centers
Location-based reading clubs draw recurring family visits to retail space
The Story Shifu Reading Centers provide bookstores, shopping malls, residential complexes, and hospitality venues with unique edutainment attractions for families. Our managed reading centers offer membership- and day-pass activities after-school and on weekends. We create book-filled, child-friendly, supervised reading and educational play environments for children from ages 3 to 12. Our centers deliver scheduled, teacher-led programs that combine reading with hands-on projects and gamified learning activities. Story Shifu Reading Centers offer Chinese and English-language programs. Most centers include lending libraries, project kits, and read-along audios that allow children to continue share their excitement and learning at home.
Story Shifu Custom Digital Libraries
Digital library of English-language books for ELL/ESL readers
Story Shifu's works with clients and partners to bring hundreds of great children's and young adult books right to your student or customers' phones and tablets. We
curate thousands of ebook and audiobooks specifically for your students' age and interest. Offer classics, graphic novels, cool STEM and non-fiction books to get kids excited about reading! We help you enhance and promote your library offerings with customized prequels and book trailers -- perfect for adding value to your school, kindergarten, learning center, or museum!