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Product code: B6619

A set of 16 picture stories in 3 stages to help children to sequence everyday activities. Total 48 photographic cards plus game directions in English, Spanish, and French.

Price: £13.33
£16.00 inc. VAT


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: B6549

This set of 40 cards teaches everyday nouns but focuses on things found outdoors - farm animals, wild animals, transport and places we go. This is a flexible resource that can be used for sorting, classifying and to pre-teach vocabulary for topics such as homes and buildings, the world around us and habitats. Each set includes 40 clear photographic cards and activity cards. A free CD-ROM is also included in each pack containing all images which can be easily loaded onto computers and interactive whiteboards, plus useful assessment checklists.

Price: £24.99
£29.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6548

This double-sided flip book is perfect for developing early speaking, listening and language skills. On one side is a destination and on the other is a collection of items that you might want to take with you. Children can work from either side by predicting the destination or planning a set of sensible items that might be of use. Can be used individually, in pairs (where one player guides the activity through questioning) or in small groups. The book is also language free so it can be used for MFL or children learning EAL. Contains 16 pages (160 x 220mm) of scenario illustrations to help children to talk!

Price: £9.99
£11.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6547

A fun resource to help children with their speech development and production of speech sounds. Includes 2 sets of cards and 6 lotto boards.

Price: £20.83
£25.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B6545

A superb quality wooden game to test memory and learn about 12 different kinds of fruit and vegetables. The 24 wooden discs have raised images on them for matching and memory.
Size 6.7 x 1.5cm.
Age 2+

Price: £17.92
£21.50 inc. VAT


Product code: B6518

A set of 5 clear and visual panels for scheduling what is going to happen Now, Then what will happen next and what will happen Later. The schedule can include words and or symbols pictures of activities, places or people. These are ideal to help children cope during transitions or on a short term basis, at home, at school or when travelling.

Price: £16.66
£19.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6517

Use these dry wipe boards to help children and young people understand timed schedules. Write the schedule on the board or display a symbol/ visual image. Pack of 5.

Price: £16.66
£19.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6516

A fan with 10 blank petals that can be drawn on or have symbols stuck on to personalise it.

Price: £20.83
£25.00 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: B6510

A set of 10 flash cards to help show children how they can make sounds with their voices . Ideal for whole class work, you can hold up the cards and demonstrate to children how to make each sound. The children can then join in, observing in others (or themselves with the help of a mirror) the different movements their mouths and tongues make in order to emit different sounds. The activity can then be extended by joining speech sounds into pairs (e.g. ee-aw like a donkey).

Price: £14.16
£16.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6508

Smart Chute is a high quality card flipper ideal for reinforcing literacy concepts and memory skills. When posting the card in the Smart Chute children say the answer before the correct answer card appears at the bottom of the chute. Smart Chute comes in three plastic pieces so is easily portable and is suitable for 1:1 or group work.

Price: £5.83
£7.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B6507

This pack of Chute Cards have been designed to develop visual memory skills and improve working memory. On the front are pictures, numbers, and/or colours to memorise. The flip side of the card then asks a question, e.g. showing the same illustration as the front with something missing. Repost the card into the Smart Chute (sold separately Product Code B6496) to see if the answer given was correct.

Price: £5.83
£7.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B6505

This pack of over 50 Chute Cards will help increase a student's concentration skills by allowing them to visually compare differences in shapes, pictures, letters and sequences. The cards are self correcting as the answer is at the back of the card which will be displayed after having posted the card into the Smart Chute (sold separately, Product Code B6496). This set of cards increase in difficulty.

Price: £0.00
£0.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B6504

This set of cards are used to help a student learn words that sound the same i.e. Rime Cards. On one side of the card is a picture of 2 objects that rime, so the student can guess the name of the 2 objects, before posting this card into the Smart Chute (sold separately, Product Code B6496) which then reveals what 2 words the picture on the reverse of the card is made up of.

Price: £5.83
£7.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B6503

Smart Chute is a high quality card flipper ideal for reinforcing literacy concepts and memory skills, When posting the card in the Smart Chute children say the answer before the correct answer card appears at the bottom of the chute. Smart Chute comes in three plastic pieces so is easily portable and is suitable for 1:1 or group work.

Price: £5.83
£7.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B6502

This set of Chute Cards allows children to learn words with opposite meanings. The student states what they think is the opposite word from that shown on the front of the card and then posts this card into the self-correcting Smart Chute (sold separately, Product Code B6496) which reveals the answer face-up.

Price: £5.83
£7.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B6501

Use these colourful cards to assist with recognition of pictures to its associated word. The student states the name of the picture of the common object, which is on the front of the Chute Card and then posts this into the self-correcting Smart Chute (sold separately, Product Code B6496) to reveal its name on the reverse side of the card.

Price: £5.83
£7.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B6500

This set of cards will help learning of common household objects. The student says the name of the household object that they see on the card, then posts this into the Smart Chute (sold separately, Product Code B6496), the card will then appear at the bottom with the name of the house hold item face-up revealing if the student was correct in identifying the household object.

Price: £5.83
£7.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B6498

This pack contains the Smart Chute. Use the motivational power of the Smart Chute to help teach non-English speaking pupils a basic vocabulary. The unique card flipper will provide these pupils with the practise they need to identify common nouns, associated objects and to decipher the true meaning of idioms! The Smart Chute EAL pack contains a Smart Chute and one each of the following card packs: The House, Picture Word Recognition, Irregular Nouns, Opposites, Things That Go Together, Idioms and Fruit and Vegetables.

Price: £66.66
£79.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6497

The Smart Chute Blank Cards Set comprises of 52 blank cards which allows you to design your own chute cards. You can personalise them to help tackle a specific area the student may be struggling with.

Price: £5.83
£7.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B6496

Smart Chute is a high quality card flipper ideal for reinforcing literacy concepts and memory skills, When posting the card in the Smart Chute children say the answer before the correct answer card appears at the bottom of the chute. Smart Chute comes in three plastic pieces so is easily portable and is suitable for 1:1 or group work.

Cards not included.

Smart Chute Card Sets are available to order separately:

Product Code: B6499 Things that Go Together
Product Code: B6051 Picture Recognition
Product Code: B6500 The House
Product Code: B6502 Opposites
Product Code: B6504 Rimes – work out the names of the 2 objects shown by the rhyme they share
Product Code: B6507 Memory Skills level 1
Product Code: B6505 Concentration Skills level 1
Product Code: B6497 Blank Cards

Price: £19.99
£23.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6484

A set of 22 vibrantly illustrated cards shows 3, 4 or 5 scenes from six popular rhymes. Either arrange the cards in the correct sequence or mix them up for your child to correct. Ideal for group and individual use, this set features Hickory, Dickory, Dock; Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary; Jack and Jill; Hey, Diddle, Diddle; Humpty Dumpty and Baa, Baa, Black Sheep. Each card size 120mm x 120mm.

Price: £8.00
£9.60 inc. VAT


Product code: B6398


Includes 6 communication fans covering Early years instructions, Activities, Snack time, Let us play, Everyday instructions and Emotions. Ideal for all children and particularly good for children with special needs or for whom English is an additional language.

Play Ideas>>
  • Great resource to aid with language and literacy
Price: £18.95
£22.74 inc. VAT


Product code: B6397


This adorable soft velour play set includes 10 items and a basket to explore texture, noise and colour.

Play hiding games with the cloths and cat, dog, the owl, bird, rabbit and the ball.

Set includes 10 items

Machine Washable.

Size: Basket 20cm.

Suitable from birth.

Price: £43.32
£51.98 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: B6379


This is a set of 4 small dice that has dry wipe surfaces so you can add words, phonics, messages for language activities and as the panels are metal, magnetic coins or cards can be easily attached too.

Size: 5.5cm cubed

Ideal for use with groups.

Colours will vary.

Please note: This image shows a variety of Write-on Wipe-off dice, this product comes as a set of 4 small sized dice.

Price: £16.65
£19.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6378


This is a small die that has dry wipe surfaces so you can add words, phonics, messages for language activities and as the panels are metal, magnetic coins or cards can be easily attached too.

Size: 5.5cm cubed

Ideal for use with groups.

Colours will vary.

Please note: This image shows a variety of Write-on Wipe-off dice, this product comes as a single small die.

Price: £4.58
£5.50 inc. VAT


Product code: B6372

Encourage children to be more involved in this popular story by using these engaging supporting materials to help develop sequencing skills, listening skills and storytelling skills.

The pack includes soft toys and prompts to help follow the story a book a CD and a game based on the story. An activity guide is also included together with a cloth storage bag.

Play Ideas>>
  • Make storytime fun!
  • Make storytime interactive!
  • Make storytime easier to understand!
Price: £35.82
£42.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6368

The Telling Someone You Feel Worried Fan is one within our range of communication fans that covers the topic of 'feeling worried' using symbols that will support children who have communication difficulties or for whom English is
a second language.

Fan measures 125mm high with 10 double laminated card petals.

Play Ideas>>
  • Communication fan with symbols
  • Use to communicate visually with a child
  • Child can use this fan to indicate thay they feel worried
Price: £3.75
£4.50 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: B6365


Develop good listening skills gives children the best start to their learning journey. This pack provides a variety of opportunities for children to practise listening to others and to become attentive to the world around them.

Pack contains:
• Helping Young Children to Listen book
• Lola the Leopard Soft Toy
• Tune into... Environmental sound cards and audio CD
• Tune into... Animal sounds cards and audio CD
• Tune into... Nursery Rhymes cards and audio CD
• Pack of 5 Red Talking Tins – 40 second recording time

Play Ideas>>
  • Ideal way to spend your Early Years Pupil Premium funding
Price: £87.50
£105.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B6363


A useful resource for children to identify and indicate how they feeling.

This product comes as a pack of 10.

Each keyring has 5 emotion faces printed directly onto plastic sized 54x85mm.

Use in social stories or after incidents.

Lanyard has safety catch.

Age 3+.

Price: £44.95
£53.94 inc. VAT


Product code: B6357


A set of 4 double-sided mirror boards that have a mirror on one side and a wipe-clean panel on the reverse.

Children can explore their facial features and expressions using the mirror and draw facial expressions or emotions on the whiteboard.

Ideal for home, school or therapy use.

Diameter 12cm

Age 3+

Play Ideas>>
  • Faces
  • Expressions
  • Emotions
Price: £15.82
£18.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6352


Develop sequencing skills whilst exploring six popular traditional tales with this colourful card set.

Ideal for group and individual use.

Each pack includes 30 cards.

Each story has five cards measuring 120 x 120mm.

This set features:
The Billy Goats Gruff
The Three Little Pigs
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Little Red Riding Hood,
Jack and the Beanstalk
The Gingerbread Man

Price: £10.00
£12.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B6345


A practical collection of user-friendly resources for use with young people aged 8 to 16 who have social and communication difficulties.

The accessible worksheets cover subjects such as self-concept & self-esteem, body language & facial expressions, awareness of self and others, relationship skills, conversational & listening skills, feeling safe and staying in control.

A varied and appealing resource that SLTs, teachers, SENCOs, psychologists and behaviour support workers will find invaluable for use with an older age group not always addressed in social skills materials.

Includes FREE CDRom containing all worksheets and handouts. 192 pages.

Price: £29.99


Product code: B6343


Help reluctant talkers become confident talkers! This practical spiral bound book focuses on quiet, shy and sensitive children and those with extreme anxiety about talking in early years and Key Stage One settings. The detailed introduction explains why some children need support and explains some of the reasons that can cause a reluctance
to communicate.

It includes 40 exciting tried and tested activities and provides straightforward advice on how you can;
• Create a positive and supportive atmosphere in your setting
• Help children develop social skills
• Help children build their confidence so they can ‘find their voice’
• Build positive links with families
• Help children build friendships

Size A4 52 pages

Play Ideas>>
  • Social skills
  • Build confidence
  • Build friendships
Price: £15.00


Product code: B6341


An ideal resource for creating a visual timetable for organising a child’s day. Perfect for children with autism or those that benefit from following a routine.

There are 3 pockets at the bottom so that once the activity has been finished the cards can be placed out of sight in a pocket. 10 visual timetable cards are included each size A6.

Size: 32cmW x 70cmL

Price: £17.50
£21.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B6340

A partition that can be used to create a personal work station to reduce distractions and help a child to concentrate. Or it can be used to play barrier games with children and a teacher or therapist.

Activities can then be carried out using miniature objects or activity sheets, for example listening for sounds or following and giving instructions. It is lightweight with suction pads and folds easily into storage bag supplied.
• Activity sheet for barrier games included.
• Barrier size: H32cm x W117cm.
• Work station size H32cm x W32cm x L32cm.

Play Ideas>>
  • Creates personal space
  • Helps children concentrate
  • light-weight and easy to use
Price: £14.15
£16.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6333


A set of 13 communication fans covering several topics using symbols that will support children who have communication difficulties or for whom English is a second language.

Set consists of the following fans:

  • Bathroom Routine Fan
  • Bedtime Routine Fan
  • Behaviour Symbols Fan
  • Emotions Symbols Fan
  • I Feel Expressions Fan
  • I Hurt Fan
  • It’s Too... Sensory Fan
  • Positive Praise Fan
  • Morning Routine Fan
  • Helpful Instructions Fan
  • Positive Social Rules Fan
  • Telling Someone You Feel Worried Fan
  • I Need Fan
Each fan measures 125mm high with 10 double laminated card petals.

Play Ideas>>
  • Encourages communication
  • Language Development
Price: £45.83
£55.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B6332


Children tend to display their feelings through their behaviour and underlying all behaviour there is a reason for it. This kit includes a wealth of resources to help children understand which behaviours are appropriate and when their behaviour is inappropriate.

Wendy Usher’s teacher resource book Let’s Make More Smiles, helps deal with and improve negative behaviour and
reward positive behaviour.

Many of the resources feature Widgit symbols so are all ideal for all children and especially those with special needs or where English is not their first language.

Bag contents includes:
• 1 x Fabric Drawstring Storage Bag
• 1 x Set of 120 Positive Behaviour Reward Stickers (6 x Blank Fans)
• 1 x How do you feel today communication lanyard
• Let’s make more smiles Encouraging Positive Behaviour Book
• 1 x Swing O Meter (use to support emotional understanding, choice, sequencing and instruction
- includes pen and 6 mini white boards)
• 1 x Show Me Feelings Card Pack
• 8 Communications fans including:
- Positive Social Rules
- Emotions and Expressions
- Think Fan (traffic lights)
- Positive Praise
- It’s too (sensory integration)
- I feel (facial expressions)
- Emotion Faces (colour based)
- Behaviour symbol fan

Play Ideas>>
  • Behaviour
  • Communication
Price: £66.65
£79.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6331


I need fan is one within our range of fans covering several topics using symbols that will support children who have communication difficulties or for whom English is a second language.

Each fan measures 125mm high with 10 double laminated card petals.

Play Ideas>>
  • Communication fan with symbol
  • Use to communicate visually with a child
  • Child can use this fan to indicate what they need
Price: £3.75
£4.50 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: 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: B6312


A set of 8 sequencing cards for the story to prompt discussion and sequencing skills.

Price: £10.00
£12.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B6311


A set of 8 sequencing cards for the story to prompt discussion and sequencing skills.

Price: £10.00
£12.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B6310


A set of 8 sequencing cards for the story to prompt discussion and sequencing skills.

Price: £10.00
£12.00 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: B6297


One wooden bird whistle with a plastic mouth piece.

Size: W5.7 H10 L2.5cm

Age 18 months +

Play Ideas>>
  • Making a sound
  • Exercise for lip muscles
Price: £2.08
£2.50 inc. VAT


Product code: B6276


Involving drama, role play and fun, these 6 speaking and listening board games aim to encourage children to listen carefully and speak clearly whilst developing their ideas, thinking skills and vocabulary.

These games are an ideal way of developing the key skills crucial for future success in reading and writing.

Suitable for children aged 4-7 years, these games are also effective for older children with special educational needs.

Each game measures 297 x 420mm and can be played by up to 6 players. Includes die and counters.

Play Ideas>>
  • Vocabulary
  • Thinking skills
Price: £19.99
£23.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6272

We have added this exciting new light panel to our range that changes colour at the turn of a knob and has a 30 second recording facility.

This A3 panel is ideal for viewing transparent and translucent objects and experimenting colour mixing objects.

Additional features include being able to change the colour of the screen to one of 12 colours or to allow it to change automatically through the 12 colours. It also has a 30 second record and play back facility so children can verbally record their own voice and play it back.

This is a great resource for encouraging communication and interaction with your children as well as exploratory play with light and colour.

Play Ideas>>
  • Communication and interaction
  • Exploration with light and colour
Price: £87.49
£104.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6184

This fan is one of a range of fans covering several topics using symbols that will support children who have communication difficulties or for whom English is a second language.
This fan is for Positive Social Rules with10 laminated petals featuring behaviour such as kicking, biting etc.

Play Ideas>>
  • Communication fan with symbols
  • Use to communicate visually with a child
Price: £3.75
£4.50 inc. VAT


Product code: B6170

These  lively and friendly speech puppets are ideal for all sorts of communication and role play activities.

Made to a very high quality they may help the most reluctant children to interact. Both have moveable hands for signing and gesture  as well as a moveable mouth and tongue. 

Height 70cm.

Play Ideas>>
  • Communication
  • Interaction
  • Moveable hands
  • Moveable mouths
Price: £39.15
£46.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6169

These  lively and friendly speech puppets are ideal for all sorts of communication and role play activities.

Made to a very high quality they may help the most reluctant children to interact. Both have moveable hands for signing and gesture  as well as a moveable mouth and tongue. 

Height 70cm.

Play Ideas>>
  • Communication
  • Interaction
  • Moveable hands
  • Moveable mouths
Price: £39.15
£46.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6018

A superb resource for giving a child/young person a voice as this fan includes Yes, No, I am happy, I am sad, I like.

Price: £3.75
£4.50 inc. VAT


Product code: B6003

Edited by Sarah Nash of the Hackney Speech & Language Therapy Service

Contains fun, structured activities for children with speech, language & communication needs.

A comprehensive resource for anyone working with children with speech, language & communication needs. Provides background information, fun activities and games, and all the basics you need to run effective communication groups in mainstream and SEN settings, as well as ideas for the home.

Over 150 activities address: Attention & listening; Understanding & memory; Expressive language; Vocabulary, concepts & word-finding, Problem solving & reasoning; Sequencing & narrative; Phonological awareness; Social communication.

Includes: Setting up your group; Strategies for getting started; Planning your session; How to identify areas of communication difficulty; Tips for supporting those with difficulties in groups & whole class settings.

304 pages  A4 paperback

Price: £29.99