Reading Fairy is developed by early reading experts:
Created by early reading experts, Emily Guille-Marrett and Charlotte Raby, Reading Fairy classes are designed to develop the crucial building blocks for reading and language development from 1-5 years. Our unique programme is based on the latest research and best early years practice.
At Reading Fairy, we believe in learning through play and nurturing a love of reading. We use fun props and sensory experiences to engage and delight your child. Our activities include: sensory and performance storytelling, songs and rhymes, first words and fun phonics games, picture book time and more!
Classes are limited to 8 children per session, to ensure your child gets the best start for reading for life. Research indicates this is the optimum time for children of this age, to engage and reap the rewards of their learning.
Each session is split into different age ranges, and tailored so that your child is having fun at the appropriate level for them.
Reading Fairy's progressive programme grows with every child:
STAGE 1/2: Toddler Tales (Age 1+) -encourages early language and literacy
STAGE 3: Story Stars (Age 2+) -introduces letters and sounds for early reading fun
STAGE 4: Reading Recruits (Ages 3 and 4) -develops skills for reading to prepare your child for reading at school.
Reading Fairy's unique characters support children's learning:
Reading Fairy has developed lovable characters to represent critical reading and language skills. Your child will fall in love with Reading Fairy and all her friends; Phonic Fox, Chat Cat, Music Mouse and Book Bear!
Reading Fairy: Loves stories and story telling.
Phonic Fox: Uses phonics to help children make links between letters and sounds.
Chat Cat: Develops children's talking, listening and communication skills which are essential for learning to read.
Music Mouse: Sings nursery rhymes which are vital in developing early oral and literacy skills.
Book Bear: Shares a picture book with the children in every class inspiring a love of reading.
We work with leading organisations to run storytelling and picture book events for reading and literacy charities, libraries, publishing houses and educational establishments to support children's reading.
COVID 19 Information
A revised in-venue class format has been agreed by the Bee Hive management team, in conjunction with our Head Office, the Local Authority, government guidelines and guidance from the Children’s Activities Association.
* Cleanliness in my classes in ‘normal’ times is of an extremely high standard and my practices will be heightened for reopening, including time between each class to clean, steam and disinfect
* All mats/props/high touch points will be cleaned thoroughly between every class. Hand sanitiser/hand washing facilities will always be available. My class risk assessment will be available to view in class.
*If you are experiencing symptoms of covid-19, please do not attend class until you have done a PCR test. If anyone in your household is experiencing symptoms of covid-19, please follow current government guidelines regarding isolation. If you or your child become in close contact with someone who has tested positive for covid-19, please follow current government guidelines.