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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: 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.
Comprises:
• 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: 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: £14.95
£17.94 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: £13.95
£16.74 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: B5827

A set of brightly coloured alphabet stacking and nesting blocks made from sturdy cardbaord and  featuring animals and familiar objects one for each letter of the alphabet.

They can be stacked to form a tower nearly three feet high or can be set along the floor to show the sequence of the alphabet.

Handy carrying case included

Play Ideas>>
  • Alphabet
  • Stacking
  • packing by size
Price: £9.99
£11.99 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: £14.99
£17.99 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: £16.65
£19.98 inc. VAT