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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: 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: £4.15
£4.98 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: B6181

A set of  26 colourful  cardboard cans for use support phoneme, grapheme and alphabet awareness whilst building early vocabulary, sorting and fine motor skills. Each can holds one upper- and one lowercase letter, plus five object cards featuring real-life photos on one side and corresponding words on the reverse.

Includes 26 durable cardboard cans and Activity Guide.

Cans measure 8cm L x 10cm H and stack for easy storage

Play Ideas>>
  • Early vocabulary
  • Sorting
  • Fine motor skills
Price: £43.32
£51.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6178

Use these adorable owls to help to develop phonological awareness in young learners as they sort the picture cards (100 in total) into the owls labelled with the correct letter vowel.

There is an extra blank owl for the "sometimes y".

Activity guide included.

Each owl measures 10cm L x 7,5cm H.

Play Ideas>>
  • Phonological awareness
  • Vowel sounds
  • vocabulary
Price: £19.15
£22.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6123

A set of 26 blocks each featuring a letter of the alphabet, a fun picture relating to the letter and the surrounding letters of the alphabet encouraging speech an learn the alphabet with picture. The blocks can also be used for stacking and sorting. Blocks include fabric bag for storage. Size: 4 x 52 x 52cm. Age 18 months+

Play Ideas>>
  • Letters of the alphabet
  • Pictures to match the letter
  • stack and sort blocks
Price: £14.99
£17.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6116

MULTIBUY SAVING - If you buy  Word Building Puzzle Set 1 - Simple Vowel  Sounds and Consonant Blends and Word Building Set 2 - Vowel Digraphs  and   SAVE £5.00 

Price: £23.32
£27.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6115

A set  of high quality durable resin pebbles engraved with letters of the alphabet for tactile and educational fun. As these are engraved the letters will not wipe off or fade  even when used in sand and water. 

A great resource for building a fascination for, and interest in, letters and sounds in a wide variety of contexts, including sand, water and small world play.  .  

The Word Building Set in Lower Case alphabet contains 3 of each vowel, 2 of each of the letters b, c, d, f, g, h, l, m, n, p, r, s, t, y and 1 of  each of the lettersj, k, q, v, w, x, z  50 pebbles in total in a handy storage jar.

Pebbles size approx. 30-45mm.

 

Play Ideas>>
  • Simple word building
Price: £30.00
£36.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B6114

A Set of high quality durable resin pebbles engraved with letters of the alphabet in Upper case only for tactile and educational fun. Build fascination for, and interest in, letters and sounds in a wide variety of contexts, including sand, water and small world play.

As these are engraved the letters will not wipe off or fade  even when used in sand and water. 

Pebbles size  approx. 30-45mm.

Play Ideas>>
  • Upper Case Alphabet
  • Sounds
Price: £20.00
£24.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B6113

A set  of high quality durable resin pebbles engraved with letters of the alphabet for tactile and educational fun. As these are engraved the letters will not wipe off or fade  even when used in sand and water. 

A great resource for building a fascination for, and interest in, letters and sounds in a wide variety of contexts, including sand, water and small world play.  Handy storage jar provided.  

Pebbles size approx. 30-45mm.

Play Ideas>>
  • Lowercase Alphabet
  • Early Word building
  • Sequence of the alphabet
Price: £20.00
£24.00 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.

Price: £103.32
£123.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6111

A set of 28 cards where each letter is covered with fine sand to help a child make the connection between the physical movement of forming the letter and the actual letter shape. Each durable card has directional arrows to ensure proper letter formation and measures 110 x 69mm. This set has 28 cards as it includes two alternative forms of i and t.

Price: £9.99
£11.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6110

A set of 26 cards where each letter is covered with fine sand to help a child make the connection between the physical movement of forming the letter and the actual letter shape. Each durable card has directional arrows to ensure proper letter formation and measures 110 x 69mm.

Price: £9.99
£11.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6049

A set of 36, 3-part word building puzzles on laminated card for matching the picture or the letters to build a word with vowel diagraphs including ee, ae, oi, ai, ie, oo (moon) and oo (book). Card size: 115 x 90mm.

Price: £13.32
£15.98 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: B5844

The 26 letters of the alphabet in painted plywood with small magnets enclosed between the plywood layers so they can be used on a magnetic surface. Vowels are painted the same colour for easy identification. Size of letters 7.5cm. Age 3+

Price: £12.49
£14.99 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: £14.15
£16.98 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: B5655

A  ten minute memory recall game that helps children to learn the letters of the alphabet in a fun way.

Age 4+

 

Price: £7.49
£8.99 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: B5535

This set has been developed for blind or partially sighted children or adults who are learning or have learned Braille.  They can make simple words and crosswords and improve their language skills as well as play word games.

The bricks have normal letters printed as well as Braille so activities and games can be played with normal sighted players as well.  Comprises 162 pieces of alphabet letters - lower case.   Age 5 upwards.

Price: £46.95
£56.34 inc. VAT


Product code: B5530

A  set of 26  colourful 9cm embroidered bean bags are a great tactile way to reinforce letters and sounds. Each bean bag features an appealing picture representing the letter, with special double-sided bean bags for short and long vowel sounds, and the hard and soft sounds of c and g. Includes cloth storage bag and Activity Guide.

Price: £19.15
£22.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5454

A large wipe clean book with removable magnetic letters of the alphabet, magnetic board, cloth and pen.  Ideal for practising writing letters and spelling out simple words.

Price: £9.99


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: £15.82
£18.98 inc. VAT