Our handpicked packs give your little one exactly what they need at each stage of their reading journey
We send a monthly special delivery of phonics books and activities to support learning to read at home
The Bear Can Read is a wonderful reading support for outside the classroom, allowing children to revisit stories as often as they want to, when they want to. From an early age this pack encourages children to develop a love for reading by creating their own library at home, and the engaging activities develop understanding. Perfect timing too!
Ms Cora Bolsom, Deputy Head Teacher The Village School Prep, London
What we do and what we believe in
The Bear Can Read is the world’s first truly joined-up reading club. It gives kids the wonder-working tool kit they need to learn to read. We put school & home on the same page and, just like magic, children get it. And you do too. We believe in making things easy. We believe in reader’s rights. And most of all, we believe in kids.
Making phonics fun with The Bear Can Read
We love phonics. So do children. And teachers and literary experts. It’s the reading launchpad for all state and independent primary schools. So much so, every child in state school now sits a Phonics Screening Check in year 1 to see how they’re flourishing. Independent schools have their own checks too.
Phonics breaks down written language into single sounds. 44 to be precise. Once they get to grips with these, they combine and blend them to make words. This method makes our clunky English language so much easier, helping children learn in a certain order (a bit like learning to count). When families copy this order at home, children really thrive.
Reading picture and popular character books together is so fun and an important part of developing a love of reading. However when children are learning to read themselves and becoming independent readers, books that don’t match their phonics knowledge can lead to frustration – and some children giving up on reading. The Bear Can Read bundles include brand new phonics books along with focused worksheets and engaging activities to help them consolidate the sounds they know and practise the next set of sounds they are learning.
Simple engaging materials + phonics gurus + monthly box of fun = eager readers
Making things easy
Welcome to the wonder and joy of learning to read at home with The Bear Can Read. One simple route to reading success. Just like learning to swim, kids need all the practise they can get. With our personalised bundles to encourage them, they pick it up quicker. We make phonics simple and playful. It’s exactly the same method they use in school – just a lot more fun.
What every eager young wannabe reader needs and wants…
Right boost – monthly box of brilliant books and activities
Right book – the most engaging and latest phonics books
Right level – sounds they know or need to know next
Right age – not too young, or too old, just right
Right illustration – amazing artwork bringing stories to life
Right rewards – earn paw prints & bear badges as they go along
Hey kids, this is your club. It’s here to help you learn to read. And have fun while you’re at it. With grown-ups, or on your own. Believe it or not, one day soon you’ll be flying, sounding and saying words that will astonish you and your big brother or sister. This club is your runway. We know you can do it. You have the skill and the will. Now you have the way. Ready…steady…read.