What is Reading Fairy?
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.
Reading Fairy's curriculum supports every age and stage of a child's pre-school reading journey, learning through play with fun phonics and word games; sensory and performance storytelling; interactive songs and nursery rhymes; speaking and listening activities; picture book time and more!
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!
Reading Fairy Grows with Your Child
Reading Fairy is divided into three stages linked to your child’s age and development from Stage 1: Toddler Tales to Stage 3: 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.
There are 3 progressive stages in a child’s Reading Fairy journey:
• Stage 1: Toddler Tales (Age 1+) encourages early language and literacy
• Stage 2: Story Stars (Age 2+) explores letters and sounds for early reading fun
• Stage 3: Reading Recruits (Ages 3 to 5) prepares your child for learning to read at school.
Reading Fairy’s unique characters support children’s learning
Reading Fairy has developed lovable characters to represent critical reading and language skills which support children’s learning and development in a fun and engaging way. Children learn about the different aspects of reading through each character. This enhances the children's learning through familiarity and routine.
• Reading Fairy: Loves stories and storytelling.
• Phonic Fox: Uses phonics to help children make links between letters and sounds
• Music Mouse: Sings nursery rhymes which are vital in developing early oral and literacy skills
• Chat Cat: Develops children’s talking, listening and communication skills
• Book Bear: Shares a picture book with the children in every class inspiring a love of reading