A fairy good way to help teach children some great lessons

by Rebecca Ryan
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[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]A Dublin man is fronting a brand-new magical TV series which encourages children to delve into their imaginations.

In the enchanting children’s series, Living with a Fairy, we meet storyteller Jay Ryan from Lucan whose life gets turned upside down when a mysterious fairy comes to live with him.

The show reveals how her house at the bottom of his garden was destroyed in a storm, she hurt her wing in the accident, and now has nowhere to stay.

Jay feels sorry for the poor fairy, so he welcomes her in – and so begins all the fun, frolics and magical happenings as they get to know each other.

Jay told Dublin Gazette about his first encounter with the fairy: “It was a cold and windy night and the fairy’s house got crushed by a branch of a tree and she had nowhere to live.
“She came knocking on my door and I decided she could come live with me.”

The actor and performer said the fairy causes all sorts of chaos in the show, including turning his water blue.

“My favourite episode was when I discovered the fairy and when she came to the house. I didn’t know what to expect.

“She’s a beautiful fairy; she’s tiny but mighty, and not to be underestimated! She was causing all sorts of trouble!”

Speaking on the educational side of the show, Jay said: “The fairy had lessons to learn too. She wasn’t over-excited when a friend of mine came to visit.

“She had to learn to be nice and that just because I was talking to someone else doesn’t mean I don’t love her. She had to learn to share her time with me; she got a bit jealous, but she learnt a lesson!”

Amongst children’s programmes laden with cartoons and graphics, this series is important for allowing young viewers the freedom to awaken their creativity.

Living with a Fairy airs every weekday for the next three weeks at 8.40am and 4.30pm on RTEjr.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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