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 10 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: Book Babies (Age 1+) -encourages early language and literacy
STAGE 2: Toddler Tales (Age 18 months +) -active 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. Please note, to join a Reading Recruits class, your child must have attended for at least two terms of Story Stars.
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.