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Verbal Play Skills >> Fun with Language

Develop social skills in pre-school and autistic children and stimulate imaginative play by relating enjoyable language games to real life. Fun language development toys for children


Product code: B6392


The Function Match Ups Fun Deck is one within our range of Language Fun Decks. They are colourful and playfully illustrated and will help children to learn how to describe an object and what it is used for.

It includes a set of 28 pairs of language cards (56 in total), with an instructions and activity card and come in a handy sized flip tin storage tin.

Size of cards: 9cm x 6.5cm

Other Language Fun Decks available, which target a specific language and literacy topic.

Also available as a bumper set of 10 Language Tins (see product code 6396).

Play Ideas>>
  • Function matching words
  • Interaction
  • Language
Price: £10.82
£12.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6391


The Things That Go Together  Fun Deck is one within our range of Language Fun Decks. They are colourful and playfully illustrated and will help children with classifying and vocabulary building.

It includes a set of 28 pairs of language cards (56 in total), with an instructions and activity card and come in a handy sized flip tin storage tin.

Size of cards: 9cm x 6.5cm

Other Language Fun Decks available, which target a specific language and literacy topic.

Also available as a bumper set of 10 Language Tins (see product code 6396).

Price: £10.82
£12.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6390


This set of language cards targets children’s understanding of how the meaning of a word can be changed by changing an individual sound such as nose, rose and toes.

It comprises 19 sets of 3 cards (57 cards in total), with clear and uncluttered illustrations with an instructions and activity card and come in a handy size flip lid storage tin.

Size of cards: 9cm x 6.5cm

Other Language Fun Decks available, which target a specific language and literacy topic.

Also available as a bumper set of 10 Language Tins (see product code 6396).

Price: £10.82
£12.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6389


The Before & After Fun Deck is one within our range of Language Fun Decks. They are colourful and playfully illustrated and will help children to grasp this language concept.

It includes a set of 26 pairs of picture cards, with an instructions and activity card and come in a handy sized flip tin storage tin.

Size of cards: 9cm x 6.5cm

Other Language Fun Decks available, which target a specific language and literacy topic.

Also available as a bumper set of 10 Language Tins (see product code 6396).

Price: £10.82
£12.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6366

Develop and enhance communication skills with this comprehensive resource book providing a wealth of background
information and over 150 fun activities and games for use in a communication group.

Target skills such as attention and listening, understanding and memory, expressive language, vocabulary concepts and social communication plus much more.

Includes 6 communication fans covering Early years instructions, activities, snack time, Let’s play, Everyday instructions
and emotions.

Play Ideas>>
  • Ideal way to spend your Early Years Pupil Premium funding
Price: £48.94
£58.73 inc. VAT


Product code: B6358


This workable Green Toys dump truck features a tilting bin so is a great first toy to help start with imaginative play indoors or outdoors.

Eco-design features and no metal axles mean this toy is 100% recyclable!

Measures 25cm L

Age 1+

Play Ideas>>
  • Green Toys™
Price: £18.32
£21.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6354


This chunky 10 piece wooden play set includes two cups and two plates, each with a wooden sandwich, cake and biscuit.

Encourages creative and imaginative play.

Tallest piece 7cm.

Play Ideas>>
  • Imaginative play
  • Functional play skills
  • Social skills
Price: £10.41
£12.49 inc. VAT


Product code: B6348


A colourful woven road mat with four wooden cars to drive around a town with a circular road system, which connects to a farm, a school, a car park, a shop and a pond.

Ideal for children to use with other figures and vehicles as they wish for lots of imaginative play and fun.

Dimensions: 99cm a 92cm.

Play Ideas>>
  • Imaginative Play
  • Early Play and Interaction
  • Aids hand-eye co-ordination
Price: £20.82
£24.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6327


Gorgeous colourful parrot puppet with affectionate squawk.

Ideal for gaining a child’s attention and for interaction.

Height 45cm

Play Ideas>>
  • Interaction
  • Class or topic buddy
Price: £14.58
£17.50 inc. VAT


Product code: B6304

Boost language and communication development in young children and those who are reluctant to speak with this pack of talking resources. Comes with helpful notes and ideas for evidencing impact and is supplied in a sturdy Gratnells tray.
Contains:
• Let’s Get Talking ! book
• Supporting Quiet Children book
• Helping Young Children to Speak with Confidence Book
• Kofi the chimpanzee soft toy
• Talk About... Things at home cards
• Talk About... Things outside cards
• Talk About... Things we do cards

Price: £100.00
£120.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B6300

A colourful wooden playground set for imaginative play Includes a swing, a see-saw, a slide and a felt play mat. A great toy for language opportunities as it is often a setting that children are familiar with and can relate to.

Age 3+

Play Ideas>>
  • Imaginative Play
Price: £12.49
£14.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6293


A set of 3 chunky peg inset puzzles to learn about sizes as children place the small medium and large cats, dogs and
elephants into the correct puzzle.

Size: L30 x W14 x 1cm.

Age 12 mths+.

Play Ideas>>
  • Langauge of size
  • Small medium and large
Price: £20.82
£24.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6251

A super large race car transporter with 6 large wooden racing cars. Each car is a different colour and has a different number. The loading ramps lower to allow the cars to be rolled on and off and also have grooves to help guide the cars and so children can practise fine motor skills as well as colour recognition, number recognition and counting as they play. Ideal also for imaginative play as children have the cars racing against each other. Measures 35cm x 12cm x 9cm

Play Ideas>>
  • Counting
  • Colours
  • Imaginative play
Price: £21.65
£25.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6188

A set of 7 colour coded wooden cars and cardboard garages.

Children can practise matching the cars to the correct garage either by by colour or by number by driving the cars into the correct garage and counting as they do so.

Also good for  for developing hand eye co-ordination and size as well as creative playskills and lots of language opportunities especially for children who like to play with cars or liek to put things in and out of boxes or in this case garages!  

Play Ideas>>
  • Match by colour
  • Match by numbers
  • Move in and out
Price: £19.15
£22.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6155

A fully assembled , good quality two storey wooden barn with 7 plastic animals.  The set includes a wooden ladder and a folding fence corral.  Ideal for imaginativce play and encouraging language while playing such as naming animals, placing them up or down in the barn, in or out of the barn. 

Barn measures  34 x 26.5 x 18cm. 

Play Ideas>>
  • Imaginative play
  • Naming animals
Price: £33.32
£39.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6138

A quality wooden aeroplane play set comprising 12 pieces.  The aeroplane comes with 4 people figures, the luggage carrier has 2 parts plus the driver and 4 suitcases.  The 3 vehicle parts can all connect together.  This is a simple and unfussy play set ideal for early imaginative play and offers lots of language opportunities.

Play Ideas>>
  • 12 wooden pieces
  • imaginative play
  • language opportunities
Price: £14.58
£17.50 inc. VAT


Product code: B6082

A fun set of 8 animals, 4 mother and baby pairs of cows, ducks, horses and pigs in a sturdy plastic barn. Hide the animals in the barn and encourage children to lift the vinyl flaps to pick out the animals.  Lots of play value and language opportunities as well as matching and exploration.
Barn measures 15cm W v 17cm H.  Largest animal  measures 5.5cm L. Smallest animal is 4cm L.
Age 2+

Play Ideas>>
  • Naming Animals
  • Language of large and small
  • Language of mother and baby
  • Hide and seek
Price: £19.99
£23.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B5967

Monster Bowling is a lovely set of 6 soft skittles and a ball which can be used by younger children.  All of the skittles have weighted bottoms so they stand easily.  The vibrant coloured skittles are fun monster characters and are really tactile to hold.  These skittles are great for a fun filled bowling session to help children with eye contact, turntaking and interaction. 

Carry Case included.

Play Ideas>>
  • Tactile
  • Turntaking
  • Gross motor skills
Price: £19.15
£22.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5942

The Pop up Farm house is great fun for children. They can push, pull and twist to open various doors on this farmhouse to reveal 4 friendly faced animals which pop up or out. This super toy provides lots of language opportunities and play value as well as learning about cause and effect and co-ordination skills.

Playing with your child you can introduce the words for each of the animals that features in the house.

You can also introduce the words up and down or in and out - open and close.   

Size 24x21x11cm.

Play Ideas>>
  • Co-ordination skills
  • Cause and Effect
  • Language
Price: £30.83
£37.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B5791

A wooden lorry with an upper ramp that folds down easily to allow the 4 brightly coloured cars to be loaded on.

Size L34 x H16.5 x D8.5cms

Price: £13.32
£15.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5700

A solid Wooden Board activity with 9 hinged doors on a colourful barnyard scene. Children will enjoy opening the doors to find and name magnetic animal pieces hiding behind each door. Measures 12.25" x 9.25" x 0.75"

Price: £13.32
£15.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5385

Pull back spring loaded launchers send these two wooden racing cars zooming out of their garages.  This is an ideal cause and effect toy which can help develop fine motor skills and also practice turntaking and anticipation.  Lots of opportunities to practice 'ready steady go!'   and to see which car travels the furthest and which car crosses the winning line first.  The cars can also be used in other play scenarios to help stimulate imaginative play.

Play Ideas>>
  • Cause and Effect toy
  • Imaginative play
  • Fine motor skills
  • Turntaking
Price: £9.15
£10.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5069

A set of 4 thick handcut wooden jigsaws depicting 4 familiar routines - getting up, getting ready for bed, going shopping, and getting a haircut. Each puzzle has 5 pieces which are nicely illustrated and fit together in sequence. A clear and predictable way to reinforce familiar events.

Play Ideas>>
  • Early concept of sequencing
  • Eye hand coordination
  • Visual perception
  • Doing words
Price: £13.75
£16.50 inc. VAT