How our club works
Each child gets the reading support they need at home with…
We curate and commission the latest (and greatest) phonics materials for each age and stage. We shadow schools, so your child’s reading journey is a seamless transition between home and school.
The right reading level
Once you join your child will receive a bundle of books and activities delivered to your door each month. Just let us know the book band level your child uses at school or we can sensibly place your child at their expected reading level using our handy chart. We will work with you and tweak their reading level until it is just right.
Each delivery focuses on the group of letters and sounds your child needs to learn, with games and worksheets to assist them, and advice for parents on how to be helpful. Each box also boosts critical words like ‘the’, ‘do’ and ‘go’ – the most common words that children can’t sound out using phonics. Month by month, your child builds confidence.
For our youngest children aged 2-3 (Cub) and 3-4 (Teddy) we focus on the skills they need to be developing at home each month.
To keep pace with National Curriculum expectations, children move up a book band every 3 months (we’ll nudge you when a move is coming). All the books and activities are yours to keep so you can always spend a more time on a level and even re-visit it for a great confidence boost. Our guide about what does too easy, too hard and just right look like is helpful if you are unsure of your child’s reading level.
Deliveries for our youngest members, Cub and Teddy, follow a curriculum of skills specially authored by nursery school teachers and early years experts.
Prep for key checks
Every child also gets just the right help and support as they approach the key check and test points, such as the Phonics Screening Check at the end of Year 1 or the National Test in English in Year 2. We can also help boost the literacy skills for those 3-4 year olds hoping to get into a selective private school. And don’t worry, we make all of this fun!
A little goes a long way
The Bear Can Read brings fun and focus to children’s reading – 5 to 10 minutes every day makes all the difference.
We have just received our first box- how exciting! I think it’s absolutely fantastic and so well thought out!