My name is Kris Casillas. I am excited to announce that I am the new owner of the Bee Reading Company. As an Endorsed Trainer who has used Jolly Phonics and Grammar programs in home and school setting for years, I am proud take the lead and guide you on all your Jolly Adventures to come. As a 1st grade teacher since 1998, I realized that Jolly Phonics was not just another reading program. Within 3 weeks of having children who had used Jolly Phonics, I knew they needed more, so I decided to implement Jolly Grammar 1. The results were amazing. This was the first program that finally helped teachers successfully teach children how to crack the code of English. When children hear, say, read & write those 42 sounds, they have a comprehensive toolbox to use in decoding any word and to read with comprehension. Children no longer fear reading or writing because they have their toolbox. The results of the Jolly Phonics and Grammar program are remarkable and long-lasting.

Bee Reading Company was founded in 2003 by George and Sue Brunson. After they had a week-long meeting with publisher, Christopher Jolly outside of London in Chigwell, United Kingdom, it became apparent that a training company was needed in the United States (U.S.). It was imperative that U.S. teachers join those across the world in teaching other teachers and parents about Jolly Phonics. Bee Reading Company employs trainers who are accomplished classroom teachers who have actually taught Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar. Bee Reading Company has the flexibility to travel anywhere to provide trainings. After a training meeting with the two authors, Sue Lloyd and Sara Wernham, Jolly Phonics trainers reinforce the effectiveness of the program, especially with English language learners and dyslexic and special education students.

The key to the success of Jolly Phonics and Grammar is the interactive and multi-sensory parts of the program. Much research was done by the authors on how to engage effective brain-learning. Most students move quickly through the program and are adept at reading and writing by mid-year kindergarten. Tremendous results are consistently received on every literacy assessment: concepts of print, blending, segmenting, rhyming – and the writing skills continue to rapidly improve each month. Confidence, joy, reading and writing comprehension and skills exhibited by children who learn through Jolly Phonics is something Bee Reading Company shares with others in their trainings and workshops.

  • Jolly Learning sells over 2 million publications each year
  • Jolly Learning products are used in over 100 countries
  • Jolly Learning is owned by British publisher, Christopher Jolly


Kris Casillas