Your child will learn naturally through play and Timmy's stories

Introducing English to your child between the ages of four and six allows them to learn the language when it comes to them most naturally. 

The British Council's early years specialists have designed Learning Time with Timmy to be fun and engaging for your child. Our approach to learning nurtures your child's creativity, critical thinking and social skills as they learn English. It boosts their self-confidence and helps them develop communication skills and good pronunciation. Find out more about how we teach.

We have partnered with Aardman animation studios because the stories of their world-famous character Timmy, star of Timmy Time, enable your child to learn new words in context. Timmy and his friends will capture your child’s imagination. This connection deepens their engagement in the learning process.

Improve your child's learning with our world of English expertise. 


Course overview 

Price: 310 KWD per term, 590 KWD for the two terms

Next Term: 7 September 2018 - 13 December 2018

Duration: 42 Hours (3 hours per day - Friday or Saturday Class), 14 Weeks

Age: 4-6 years

What will my child learn aged 4-5 years?

In this course stage your child will: 


join in with repeated refrains in songs and stories

be able to follow a story with pictures or props

be aware of the way stories are structured

listen to stories with increasing attention and recall and anticipate key events

extend vocabulary by grouping and naming objects

say the alphabet

begin to talk about size of everyday objects, e.g. 'big' and 'small'

give meaning to the marks they make as they draw, write and paint

use three fingers (tripod grip) to hold writing tools

understand and use some positional language

look closely at similarities, differences, patterns and change

recognise and recite numbers in order to 15 and use some number names accurately in play

count and record using marks they can interpret and explain


What will my child learn aged 5-6 years?

In this course stage your child will: 


identify and describe main story settings, events and principal characters, and suggest how a story might end

imitate a familiar story

start to change a familiar story supported by an innovative approach from Talk4Writing   

represent a changed story through chosen form of expression e.g. art, drama, dance/movement, information technology or writing

invent a new story and represent it through desired expression

extend vocabulary by grouping and naming objects

order and sequence familiar events in stories and/or familiar steps in an everyday task

be aware of own feelings and describe some of them

describe self, identify abilities, and express preferences and opinions

recreate roles and experiences in play situations

link sounds to letters, begin to segment sounds in simple words and blend them together to read

say the number that is one more than a given number and recognise the numerals 1-20

find the total number of items in two or three groups, by counting all of them, and record using marks they can interpret and explain

use a pencil effectively to form recognisable letters and attempt to write short sentences in meaningful contexts.