Early Reader Pack

Orton-Gillingham based alphabet cards and 200+ learning activities, designed to teach children the basics of reading and writing.

Customer Review

"My son is 3 and speech delayed so we are learning our alphabet letters one letter at a time using The Active Reader cards and pairing them with his favourite play activities!"

- Joana D.

Proven and Effective Reading Strategies at your Fingertips

The Active Reader is an education company focused on providing parents and educators access to reading strategies that help build a strong literacy foundation in our children.

Teaching your child the basics of reading is really this easy!

Meet The Founders

We are here to help you feel confident that you’re giving your child the best start on their path to reading.

We created this one-of-kind resource to nurture a love of learning in our own children, and we want to share these secrets with you.

Robyn and Rebecca, founders of The Active Reader, have been well-established in the fields of education and literacy for over a decade. Rebecca is a teacher and has taught many subjects from JK to Grade 12. Robyn is a literacy specialist and early on in her career, identified a major gap in the area of foundational literacy education. As a result, Robyn has built a successful business working with children who struggle with reading and writing.

When Rebecca's first child turned one, she began researching products that would help to encourage and grow her daughter's love of reading and learning while also targeting foundational skill development. After many fruitless searches, Rebecca saw an opportunity and approached Robyn with the idea to create a tool that would give parents and educators access to proven and effective literacy techniques.

Robyn and Rebecca want to empower parents and give them the confidence to take on the role as their child’s first teacher. The Active Reader is a play-based product that helps parents engage with their children while using multi-sensory activities to get a head start on early reading, pre-school readiness, and future classroom success. Experience, engage, and play and bring reading to life within your home.

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Here's what customers are saying

"Having just had my second baby, my attention is now divided and I was eager to find some effective and engaging activities for my toddler. The Active Reader cards are a great way to start laying the building blocks for my child to learn to read and I’ve been very happy with the results!"

Kelsey Rutherford

"I’m a teacher and graduated with a degree in ECE. I use The Active Reader with my younger students, and it’s amazing to see how much it helps with basic literacy and phonics. The kids love the activities and tracing the letters. I definitely would recommend The Active Reader for ECE!"

Martha Jodhan

"I am a high school English teacher and often students come to me with gaps in their reading and writing skills. These challenges are often overlooked as they are passed from one grade to the next, so when they reach me, these gaps are very obvious. The Active Reader program targets those basic literacy skills and helps children to build a strong foundation that will serve them well throughout their entire academic career."

Ana Mandaric

"I have a three and half year old and an 8 month old, to say I have my hands full, is an understatement. I love how The Active Reader sets me up with so many ways to engage my toddler. We choose a card each day, and I have at least 2 hours of educational fun right there. It also helps me keep him off a screen, which is such a huge selling point for me."

Caitlin Moniz

"Being a first time mom can feel pretty overwhelming. So many different things to think about, but The Active Reader has helped me identify some important skills I'm going to be focusing on with my own child. I'm not a teacher in the traditional sense, so I love that I now have a ton of teaching tools in my back pocket."

Teresa Keefe

"I have five Grandkids and I like having activities planned for them to do when they come to visit. As a former teacher, I love that The Active Reader is fun AND educational!"

Pinky McAllister

"My daughter is normally in daycare but is now home full time while my husband and I work remotely. We found it difficult to juggle work and homeschooling but since we began using The Active Reader, we feel like we have more direction in our day. The cards allow us to work on her reading skills while giving us simple ideas for crafts and activities that we can do together or she can do independently. We love it!" 

Jill Blakey

The only tool you’ll need to jumpstart your child’s reading skills!

When children are confident in their skills and abilities, they are more likely to create positive connections with their teachers, peers, and learning environment.

What will you find in your Early Reader Pack?

Simple Craft Instructions

Active Skill Development

Reading Resources

Delicious & Easy Recipes

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Did you know?

If a child memorizes 10 words, the child can read only 10 words, but if the child learns the sounds of 10 letters, the child will be able to read 350 three sound words, 4,320 four sound words, and 21,650 five sound words.

Make Reading Come Alive!

Experience, Engage, Play

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Proudly designed, manufactured and printed in Canada. Striving to build the best possible products and support the local economy.