Read With A Fairy is a lovely new project started by our Book Fairy in Portugal, and we are EXCITED to share it with you!
What is Read with a Fairy?
The aim of this project is to bring the passion and joy of reading to everyone. The idea is to read books to other children/older citizens, either in care or social centers and orphanages.
Since Read With A Fairy started last week with children and teens who’ve had a rough childhood, the Portuguese Book Fairy would like to share her experience:
I’m very happy to start this project and I hope it will inspire all of you to join us! I’ve always loved reading and I am lucky to have been brought up in a family that has a deep appreciation for books. Therefore, I wanted to share my passion with other people, especially with children and older citizens, by reading a story to them. Reading to children is a magical experience. Since I am a book fairy, this title deserved green wings! When I entered the room with green fairy wings, the amazement/excitement on every child’s face was priceless. They asked if I was a real fairy, if I could fly, and even to touch to the wings! I obviously said yes to all the questions! The children all listened very carefully to the story and at the end were eager to talk about the book. They were all so involved and enchanted with a fairy being with them, that it made my heart melt. These kids have been either abandoned by their parents or are in this center provisionally while their situation is legally handled and what they most need is love and attention. Books enable you to escape and dream, which is exactly what these children need. When we read, we transform words into pictures, smells and sounds, creating an atmosphere of magic and dream. «Read With A Fairy» is an indescribably rewarding experience. Book fairies have to continue sharing their magic and flying around spreading glitter around the world! Finally, I would love to share this quote by Mother Teresa that inspires me to believe that our small actions can help create something bigger. «We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.
As book fairies, our aim is to share books and to bring joy to others through hiding and sharing books ,and this is just another way of doing it!
How can you get involved?
Start this project in your country! If you would like to get involved, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org!