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Year 1 Phonics Check Help

Help your child prepare for the Year 1 Phonics Check Reading Fairy parent workshops help you understand and support your child with the Year 1 Phonics Check in June. BOOK NOW! Phone: 01227 779100 or email: Just £20 for expert advice, top tips AND a fun phonics kit from Oxford University Press (worth £12.99) […]

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Reading Fairy and Hairy Maclary

Reading Fairy and Hairy Maclary come to Kent Libraries! I’m delighted Reading Fairy has been commissioned to deliver Hairy Maclary storytelling events in 12 libraries across Kent, starting this October half term. This marks Kent Libraries, Registration and Archives commitment to the forthcoming Booktime event. What is Booktime? Booktime is a national free-books programme for Reception-aged […]

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Expert advice to help your child learn to read

As Reading Fairy prepares to launch a new website, we highlight some of our guest blog posts to help your child to read. Encourage a love of Reading – Our guest blog for Talk Mum Latest government research shows that parents and the home environment can make a significant impact on how children learn to read. […]

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Remembrance Day Books for Young Children

Every November, in the UK we remember men and women who have given their lives to the First and Second World Wars and other conflicts.  My 3-year-old son came home this week from nursery having made a poppy.  It made me think which stories are good Remembrance Day books for young children. The Conquerors by […]

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Digital Technologies and Education

This is the weekend of #BlogFest and Professor Tanya Byron is a key speaker. This blogpost is written by Reading Fairy founder Emily Guille-Marrett to accompany the debate about the changing face of new technology. As children are increasingly reading on screen, we put some thoughts together on the topics of digital technologies, education, internet […]

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Spooky Storytelling & Top Halloween Picture Books

Our Top Halloween Picture Books Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper Many little children find Halloween frightening. Helen Cooper’s Pumpkin Soup is a gentle story about a cat, squirrel & duck who fall out making their favourite soup. There is suspense, but it isn’t scary. One of those perfect Halloween picture books to curl up with and read […]

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Reading Fairy and Royalty

Nursery Rhymes fit for a Prince!

The Event Umbrella commissioned Reading Fairy to spread storytelling magic and read Nursery Rhymes for The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, and local children at this year’s Whitstable Oyster Festival. It was quite an audience for our first public storytelling session! The importance of Nursery Rhymes When we sang “12345, Once I caught a fish […]

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Reading Fairy at Whitstable Oyster Festival

Reading Fairy is delighted to be at this year’s Whitstable Oyster Festival, UK. Beach Hut Tales is a FREE event and will run on Mon 29th, Tues 20th & Wed 31st July, from 12-2:30pm. 12:00-12:30 Sensory Seaside Storytelling is for babies under  one year-old. 12:30-13:15 Action Stories for little Pirates & Mermaids is for children under six years-old […]

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