Reading Fairy Summer Courses and Story Events
Matched to the early years curriculum with a focus on phonics and developing a love of literacy, Reading Fairy’s summer courses and events ensure your child will be ready for: starting school, going to nursery or a return to their regular weekly classes linked to the appropriate Reading Fairy stages and ages. To find more information about these courses please click here.
Created by early reading experts, Reading Fairy classes for babies, toddlers and pre-school children lay the foundation for learning to read and loving books for life.
We believe in learning through play and our action-packed classes across the UK and online include: fun phonics and word games; sensory and performance storytelling; interactive songs and nursery rhymes; speaking and listening activities; picture book time and more!
Reading Fairy Grows with Your Child
Reading Fairy is divided into four stages linked to your child’s age and development from Stage 1: Book Babies to Stage 4: Reading Recruits. Each Reading Fairy stage has been written using the latest research and best early years practice. Reading Fairy’s gentle progression grows with your child as they build core literacy skills and nurture a love of reading.
Stage 1: Books Babies (from 12 months) encourage early language and literacy
Stage 2: Toddler Tales (from 18 months) active literacy with sounds and talk
Stage 3: Story Stars (from 24 months) explores first phonics for early reading fun
Stage 4: Reading Recruits (for 3-5 years) prepares your child for learning to read confidently at school
Click here to find out more about what to expect from each class.
Reading Fairy Characters Engage and Scaffold Learning
With over 30 years combined experience working in education and children’s publishing, we understand the power of loveable characters to inspire children to learn. Each week, your child will meet our fun Reading Fairy characters to support their learning in class and beyond:
Reading Fairy for storytelling and storymaking.
Phonic Fox for learning letter sounds and shapes
Music Mouse for developing reading skills through rhymes and songs
Chat Cat for encouraging talking, listening and concentration skills
Book Bear for sharing the best picture books together
Engaging Resources for Learning
Hundreds of unique Reading Fairy resources and activities have been written and multi-sensory props curated to ensure your child enjoys learning in every class including: first phonics and word cards, Talkabout Cards, story maps, activity sheets, tactile letters, musical instruments, puppets, sensory story props such as scarves, ribbons and bubbles - and of course the best children’s books!