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New Year Reading Resolutions 2017

New Year Reading Resolutions I’m going to add a new reading resolution to the suggested list I wrote for Inside Kent Magazine in 2015 . This year, I want to encourage us all to ensure that our children see adults reading books – for pleasure as well as for purpose. Children rarely see adults reading books any more. […]

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Happy World Book Day 2016

Today is World Book Day, one of our favourite days of the year. Sharing a love of books with the children in your family is so important and makes a big difference to their ongoing learning. With this in mind here at Reading Fairy we have collated some fun facts and suggestions on how you can […]

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Celebrating Dr Seuss books on his birthday!

Dr Seuss’ rhythmic rhyming books have stood the test of time On this day, 112 years ago, Theodor Seuss Geisel was born. Better known to fans around the world as Dr Seuss, he was a prolific writer and illustrator of children’s books. He passed away in 1991 but left a remarkable legacy – one which continues to […]

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Mischief and Fun: An interview with Helen Baugh

Children’s author Helen Baugh explains why sharing picture books that inspire giggles is a great way to encourage children to read. Helen, your books are full of mischief and fun but explore important ideas – how do you do that? With The Witch with an Itch, the witch’s character IS fun and mischievous – she’s very feisty, […]

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Booktime at Kent’s libraries with Reading Fairy

Open Very Carefully: children will love this book with bite! We have again been commissioned to deliver storytelling events in libraries across Kent, and we’re especially excited as this year’s book is Open Very Carefully which is one of our favourites. These free events are part of Kent Libraries, Registration and Archives commitment to the annual Booktime […]

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Fairy Tale Fun: An Interview with Teresa Heapy

Many of the best children’s books retell or borrow from fairy tales. Children’s author Teresa Heapy talks about her relationship with fairy tales  and offers top tips to parents. Which fairy tales were told to you as a child? I was lucky in that my parents read to me a lot when I was little. […]

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Reasons to read and tell fairy tales

Why we shouldn’t be afraid to tell fairy tales Fairy tales often get a bad press. They have been criticised for a range of reasons: too gory, too full of magical thinking, bad role models for girls and more. Reading Fairy’s Charlotte Raby explains why you should tell fairy tales to your child. Fairy tales […]

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Starting school – Your child’s name

Helping your child to recognise their name will make starting school that bit easier Try this simple exercise to build confidence Many things will be new to your child when they start school or pre-school. There one simple thing you can do to make their start a bit easier: help your child recognise their name […]

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Starting school – Books

Reading Fairy recommends Great books to read with your child when they start school In a few days your child may be starting pre-school or school. Some of you may have younger children who are enviously watching their elder sibling put on their uniforms and stride out to big schools. There is so much excitement […]

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