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Non-Verbal Play >> Early Letters

Special needs products to introduce and develop an early interest in the alphabet and letter formation with these tactile and visual resources

Product code: B6555

An A3 folding magnetic whiteboard ideal for working with magnetic letters on separate sides of the double-sided whiteboard, or to bring letters over from one side to the other as they are needed to build words. Folds flat when finished for easy storage.

Price: £14.16
£16.99 inc. VAT

Product code: B6554

Contains 26 magnetic foam pieces, in a sturdy cardboard box. Uses Smart Phonics colour-coding.

Price: £8.33
£10.00 inc. VAT

Product code: B6553

A set of 42 magnetic foam pieces, contains sounds from Phase 2 of Letters and Sounds. Following the Smart Phonics colour coding, the set contains two sets of consonants and vowels and one set of digraphs.

Price: £8.33
£10.00 inc. VAT

Product code: B6552

Designed specifically for Letters and Sounds Phase 3 these double-sided, colour coded write and wipe word examples help word building. Use magnetic letters (sold separately) to build the word matched to the corresponding picture and then use a dry-wipe marker pen on the reverse to complete the phoneme frame.
Contents: 33 Double-sided Activities.
Age 4+

Price: £24.99
£29.99 inc. VAT

Product code: B6551

Designed specifically for Letters and Sounds Phase 2,  these double-sided, colour coded write and wipe word examples help word building. Use magnetic letters (sold separately) to build the word matched to the corresponding picture and then use a dry-wipe marker pen on the reverse to complete the phoneme frame.
Contents: 33 Double-sided Activities.
Age 4+.

Price: £24.99
£29.99 inc. VAT

Product code: B6524

Sturdy alphabet set with chunky wooden pieces that can stand-alone to form simple words and store in an inset tray for letter matching and the sequence of the alphabet.
Size W27.5 H28.5 L1.8cm.
Age 3+

Price: £12.49
£14.99 inc. VAT

Product code: B6515

A colourful set of 10 colourful puppy dog heads that feature beginning letters and dog tails that feature twoletter word endings. Children can mix and match the puppy heads and tails. Helps with colour matching and identifying letters and basic three-letter word building and rhyming.
Size 11.5cm.

Price: £14.99
£17.99 inc. VAT

Product code: B6509

A self-assembly set of 26 sandpaper letters which provide a range of visual, tactile and auditory learning activities, including learning letter formations, letter sounds and letter names. Use with a blindfold to guess the letter or with a piece of paper and crayon to make textured rubbings. Images correspond with the letter being taught and printed words are also provided with the initial letter colour coded in orange to relate back to the sandpaper.
Each card measures 210 x 150mm.
Contains 26 illustrated alphabet cards and 3 printed sandpaper sheets with self-adhesive backing.

Price: £22.49
£26.99 inc. VAT

Product code: B6387

Touchtronic Letters are a new innovation providing a physical resource that works on an iPad.

Includes 26 letters that are colour-coded, consonants are blue and vowels are red. A free app is available from the iTunes store including games for learning letter recognition, phonemic awareness and word building.

Visually exciting animations reward children as they complete each different level.

Play Ideas>>
  • Works on iPad
  • Alphabet
Price: £19.99
£23.99 inc. VAT

Product code: B6320

A brightly coloured set of 48 wooden blocks featuring both the uppercase and lowercase version of one letter. Sort the
letters in sequence to practise letter recognition or snap the letters together to spell simple words.

Each cube measures 3.5cm.

Price: £58.32
£69.98 inc. VAT

Product code: B6318

A set of 26 tactile bags where children look through a clear vinyl window to see objects that represent each letter sound. The bags are sealed so items cannot get lost and each bag includes one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter and 5-7 corresponding objects from an apple and anchor for A to a zip and zebra for Z. Ideal for groups or individuals.

Diameter of bag 18cm.

Play Ideas>>
  • Tactile Alphabet Activity
  • Visual Alphabet Activity
  • Interactive
Price: £164.15
£196.98 inc. VAT

Product code: B6307

Add a magical glow to learning letters with these highly sensory glow pebbles.

Ideal for small hands to explore and sort and with their ‘glow in the dark’ feature they can be used in dark dens.

They are engraved and the letters will not wear off when used indoors and outside. The pebbles glow for up to one hour
and quickly recharge in daylight within minutes.

The set includes 26 pebbles.
Each pebble measures between 48–52mm.

Play Ideas>>
  • Glow in the dark
  • Sensory
  • Letter recognition
Price: £40.00
£48.00 inc. VAT

Product code: B6305

Bridge the gap and ensure your pupils make progress in early literacy development with this multi-sensory pack of resources. Pack comes with helpful notes and ideas for evidencing impact
and is supplied in a sturdy Gratnells tray.
• Active Alphabet Cards
• Set of 6 tabards
• Literacy Outdoors book
• Lowercase and Uppercase pebbles
• Feely Fabric Letters
• Alphabet Pathway Mats
• Tune into... initial Sounds cards and audio CD
• Helping children with Phonological Awareness book
• Mr Tig Tog dog soft toy

Price: £150.00
£180.00 inc. VAT

Product code: B6234

These double sided mats are designed and approved by teachers and SENCOs to aid handwriting. They have the printed alphabet on one side, the reverse has a version for a child to practise letter formation.

Play Ideas>>
  • Letter formation
  • Left handers
Price: £2.91
£3.49 inc. VAT

Product code: B6208

Before young children can acquire a fluent and comfortable handwriting style they need to develop fine motor control, the language to talk about shapes and patterns, and the handwriting movements needed for the basic letter shapes. 

These beautiful stones offer a tactile and visual way of introducing young children to letter formation. Each stone is carefully engraved to provide important sensory feedback to help young children develop the movements needed for writing each letter. Starting at the green dot children will enjoy tracing each letter shape with their finger – over and over again – building important motor-memory skills.

Each set contains 26 letter stones (75-135mm) and an activity leaflet.

Play Ideas>>
  • Tactile
  • Visual
  • Lovely to handle
Price: £50.00
£60.00 inc. VAT

Product code: B6179

A set of 13 alligators printed on each side with uppercase and lowercase letters. Children match the head of an alligator with the correct tail to build letter recognition. Comes in a handy storage jar.

Play Ideas>>
  • Learning Lower Case Alphabet
  • Learning Upper Case Alphabet
  • Letter Recognition
  • Matching Alphabet Letters
Price: £15.83
£19.00 inc. VAT

Product code: B6112

A set of 44 Tubs to help teach all the different sounds and spellings of the 44 sounds in the English language. Each tub contains a number of objects to represent the different spellings of that particular sound e.e. "a e " for cake but also "eigh" as in sleigh, helping children see how different spellings can create the same sound.

By listening and becoming familar with them, children will learn that letters stand for the sounds they hear in words. The tubs are perfect to use from foundation stage looking at initial sounds through to KS2 where children may need some additional support with spelling and reinforcement with phonics. Comes in a transportable storage box.

Play Ideas>>
  • learning letters
  • sounds
  • spellings
  • listening
Price: £103.32
£123.98 inc. VAT

Product code: B6091

Lowercase alphabet letters made from tough but bendy transparent silicone with dots that enhance tracing to a child form these letters correctly. Can also be used on a lightbox. Height of tallest letter 12cm.

Price: £14.99
£17.99 inc. VAT

Product code: B6042

A set of 54, 3-part word building puzzles on laminated card puzzles for matching the picture or the letters to build a word using simple vowel sounds and consonant blends.

Card size: 115 x 90mm.

Price: £13.32
£15.98 inc. VAT

Product code: B5963

Alpha Pops - Alphabet Lollipops are brightly coloured lollipops to match uppercase and lowercase letters. This fabulous set of lollipops is also good for fine motor skills and imaginative play!

Each Alpha Pop lollipop is colour coded for self checking and features a different letter on each side.

Size 10cmLx3CM W

Price: £15.82
£18.98 inc. VAT

Product code: B5956

These Squidgy Sparkly Letters come in a set of lowercase alphabet in brighty coloured pvc-very colourful and tactile. Also can be used in sand or water. Ideal for introducing the letters of the alphabet to young children.  They love the squidgy texture of these letters and sparkly resources are always fun to use!

Age 3+. Size 150x 90mm

Price: £33.32
£39.98 inc. VAT

Product code: B5840

Alliterative tongue twisters are a fun way to listen for initial sounds and develop key auditory discrimination skills. This set includes 26 humorous illustrated cards and an audio cd of listening/sound lotto style games and tongue twisters. The picture cards make the games more flexible by allowing you to adapt them to learners needs. A games guide is included.

Play Ideas>>
  • Auditory discrimination
Price: £14.99
£17.99 inc. VAT

Product code: B5828

A wooden inset puzzle with lift out letters a-z in lower case. The clear unpatterned letters make this an ideal puzzle for introducing and playing with letters. Children will enjoy looking at the picture that is revealed when they lift out each letter.

Play Ideas>>
  • Alphabet
  • Naming pictures for each letter
  • making short words
  • Sorting
Price: £5.41
£6.49 inc. VAT

Product code: B5710

A Set of 26 lowercase letters in a child friendly font made in colourful clear acrylic. Ideal for use on a light box to make letter recognition interesting and exciting. Letters come with a hole at the top balance point so they can be strung up or pinned to a notice board.  Suitable for children 3+   Size 70mm.

Price: £14.99
£17.99 inc. VAT

Product code: B5702

A set of brightly coloured wooden letters fit into the 8 two-sided cut-out boards to spell three or four letter words to match the pictures. Comes in a handy wooden storage case. Measures 3" x 6.5" x 14"

Price: £16.65
£19.98 inc. VAT

Product code: B5584

Made from tough double sided highly reflective acrylic using a clear lower case font, these letters are perfect to handle, draw around and play with. A tiny hole enables them to be fixed to a display or strung as a mobile. Set of 26. H 5 to 7.5cm.

Price: £10.00
£12.00 inc. VAT

Product code: B5022

A set of 26 colourful beanie bags showing each letter in lower case on one side and upper case on the reverse with a handy drawstring cloth bag. A fun and feely sensory product to introduce and practice the alphabet.

Play Ideas>>
  • Fun to handle
  • Early literacy
  • Clear and unfussy
Price: £18.33
£22.00 inc. VAT