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Verbal Play Skills >> The Sound of Language

Bright coloured language development resources, with vibrant pictures, help children attach meaning to well-learned phrases


Product code: B6217

Beautifully illustrated books with lyrical rhyming text and a chorus children can join in with to help engage them and to follow the story.

Play Ideas>>
  • Reading
  • Comprehension
  • Story telling
Price: £25.00


Product code: B6187

Kitty is a recent addition to the family of Sockettes. 

These colourful glove Sockette characters provide a fun way of interacting with your child. They measure about 40cm and fit on the arm of an adult. The mouth makes a squeaky noise and has a woolly knitted tongue so you can emphasise mouth movement.

They can also be used as a classroom buddy or a subject buddy for an individual child to help with a particlular subject or topic a child finds difficult

Play Ideas>>
  • Communication
  • Interaction
Price: £11.65
£13.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6186

Dylan s a recent addition to the family of Sockettes with his smart glasses and tie.. 

These colourful glove Sockette characters provide a fun way of interacting with your child. They measure about 40cm and fit on the arm of an adult. The mouth makes a squeaky noise and has a woolly knitted tongue so you can emphasise mouth movement.

They can also be used as a classroom buddy or a subject buddy for an individual child to help with a particlular subject or topic a child finds difficult

Play Ideas>>
  • Communication
  • Interaction
Price: £11.65
£13.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6185

Buttons is a recent addition to the family of Sockettes. 

These colourful glove Sockette characters provide a fun way of interacting with your child. They measure about 40cm and fit on the arm of an adult. The mouth makes a squeaky noise and has a woolly knitted tongue so you can emphasise mouth movement.

They can also be used as a classroom buddy or a subject buddy for an individual child to help with a particlular subject or topic a child finds difficult.

Play Ideas>>
  • Interaction
  • Communication
Price: £11.65
£13.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5984

6 finger puppets - Humpty Dumpty,  Twinkle Twinkle, Incy Wincy Spider, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Hick Dickory Dock, and Fish for 1,2,3,4,5. Includes storage box and book with words to songs.

Price: £20.82
£24.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5983

A superb quality story set which comprises one walking puppet (The Giant) and 3 finger puppets, as well as a beanstalk.  to accompany the well loved story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Children can use these 4 puppets whilst listening to the story to help with their listening skills, imaginative play and ability to follow the story. The book is illustrated with pictures of the puppets so children with special needs will find it easier to follow the story and the whole set comes in a cardboard storage box. Nurseries and schools will love to have these puppets in their story sacks and they are ideal for use at home too.

Play Ideas>>
  • Visual aids to help follow the story
  • Listening for longer
  • Encourages participation and Interaction
Price: £20.82
£24.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5982

A set of 6 finger puppets in a storage box with the book to accompany the popular story The Gingerbread Man. The Gingerbread Man puppet has legs that can be moved which allows for him to do lots of running away! Using these finger during the storytelling will help engage and excite children towards the story and promote active listening skills. This set can be used for small groups or on a one to one basis. A story book is included in this set and is vibrantly illustrated to match the finger puppets making it more accessible for children with special needs to follow and identify with the characters.

Play Ideas>>
  • Visual aids to help follow the story
  • Encourages participation and interaction
  • Listening for longer
  • Book included
Price: £20.82
£24.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5981

This wonderful set of puppets comprises The Troll which is a walking puppet and 3 finger puppets as the 3 Billy Goats Gruff.  They should be used along-side the story as children can match the puppets they are using with the illustrations in the book. Children are more likely to be engaged by use of these visual prompts, especially if they have special needs or if English is an additional language for them. Also, their attention and interest in stories and story-telling can be enhanced. Comes in a storage box.

Play Ideas>>
  • Visual aids to help follow the story
  • Listening for Longer
  • Encourages participation and interaction
Price: £16.65
£19.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5980

A super set of superb quality puppets to accompany the classic tale of The Three Little Pigs. The 3 Little Pigs are finger puppets and the Wolf is a larger walking puppet. Having the puppets used by the children whilst the story is being told will help their understanding and their imagination as they can re-enact the story. These are ideal for story time both at home and at nursery. They come in a fully illustrated storage box together with a book featuring the puppets as the characters. This is very good for children with special needs or with english as an additional language. 

Play Ideas>>
  • Visual aids to help follow the story
  • Listening for longer
  • Encourages participation and Interaction
Price: £16.65
£19.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5979

This adorable set of the classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears story includes one walking puppet (Goldilocks) and 3 bear finger puppets (The 3 bears). These puppets can be used alongside the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears or they can be used in other play scenarios. Using this set will help engage and draw out a child’s attention by really bringing the story to life with the language that’s being used. This complete set makes this Ideal for small group work or on a one to one basis, and should help a child to listen for longer. A story book of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is included and this set comes in a handy storage box.

Play Ideas>>
  • Visual aids to help follow the story
  • Listening for longer
  • Encourages participation and interaction
Price: £16.65
£19.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5978

A lovely way to enjoy the Five Little Ducks song is with this fabulous puppet set. Beautifully made mother duck hand puppet and 5 duckling finger puppets to accompany this well known story and song.

Price: £22.49
£26.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B5973

Handa's Surprise Talk and Play Story Pack is a resource pack to accompany the story Handa's Surprise. This is tale about a little girl in Kenya who plans a basket of fruit as a special surprise for a friend. The pack includes a wealth of related ideas to further explore the story through talk and play and develop other skills using the story and its characters.

Includes 8 double sided plastic story cards, Ask Handa game and 32 page leaflet outlining activities and ideas. A CD Rom with a range of materials can be printed off to help use the story across the curriculum

Price: £30.00
£36.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B5972

Use these 6 wooden characters to bring We're Going on a Bear Hunt to life - ideal as prompts and a lovely way of encouraging children to listen and to follow the well loved story by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.

Size of Bear 150mm high, Dog 40mm high.

Price: £20.00
£24.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B5971

Use this resource pack to accompany the much loved story We're Going On A Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury. It has a wealth of related ideas to further explore the story of the Bear Hunt and develop other skills using the story and its characters.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt - Talk and Play Story Pack includes 8 double sided plastic story cards, Find the Bear game, 32 Page leaflet outlining activities and ideas. A CD rom with a range of materials that can be printed off is included with a pair of bear ears!

Price: £30.00
£36.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B5916

An adorable tawny owl soft toy. A wise mother owl hand puppet with her three baby finger puppet chicks.
These cuddly puppets are deal to accompany the story The Owl Babies and for play or puppet performances.
Tawny Owl is 23cm high
Great for play or puppet performances and makes a lovely present.
 

Play Ideas>>
  • Puppets to accompany Owl Babies
Price: £19.99
£23.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B5839

Nursery rhymes help children to develop a sense of rhythm and identify rhyme and aliteration. With beautiful illustrations and clearly sung rhymes, this set offers a range of sound lotto style listening games, a games guide, plus all nursery rhymes as individual tracks

Price: £14.15
£16.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5780

The softback version of the book The Old lady who swallowed a fly - can be used with the old lady doll and beanie animals set for sale in this section of the website.

Price: £5.99


Product code: B5726

An engaging and interactive story including a Fish, Crab, Squid, Seal, Shark, Whale and the Sea! Visually engaging with lots of rhyme. A must for Story Time.

Customers who bought this book also bought The Old Lady Who Swallowed the Sea - doll and sea creatures.

Price: £5.99


Product code: B5725

Engaging and interactive prompts for the story  The Old Lady Who Swallowed The Sea.  Includes the doll and beanie sea creatures - a Fish, Crab, Squid, Seal, Shark, Whale and the Sea! Visually engaging with lots of rhyme. A must for Story Time.  PLEASE NOTE BOOK IS NOT INCLUDED WITH THESE ITEMS

Customers who bought this set also bought The Old Lady Who Swallowed the Sea book.

Price: £24.15
£28.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5677

A song mitt to accompany the song Old Macdonald had a farm.  Each finger shows an animal featured in the song and Old Macdonald comes as a separate finger puppet.  Ideal for individual or group singing.   

Price: £6.25
£7.50 inc. VAT


Product code: B5596

A superb fabric wigwam and 10 Indians each with a number, to accompany the well known counting song. Includes a canoe, totem pole and horse.  A fabulous resource for encouraging counting and singing as well as imaginative play. 

SAVE £10.00

Price: £33.32
£39.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5563

A  superb quality and colourful counting wallchart with removable velcro pieces to accompany the well known song - Ten fat suasages sizzling in the pan.  The smiley sausages are are removable for increased participation.  Ideal for small groups and can aid turn taking and counting skills.

Measures 37 x 54cm.

Play Ideas>>
  • Counting skills
  • Encourages participation
  • Turntaking
Price: £15.82
£18.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5562

A  superb quality and colourful counting wallchart with removable velcro pieces to accompany thew well known song - Five Currant Buns in a Baker's Shop.  The currant buns are removable for increased participation.  Ideal for small groups and can aid turn taking and counting skills.

Play Ideas>>
  • Counting
  • Encourages participation
  • Turntaking
Price: £14.99
£17.99 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: B5473

A superb quality set of 26 wooden characters and props.  A wonderful resource for encouraging children to join in with these well loved songs and will help attach meaning to the words of the songs too as Humpty Dumpty falls off the wall and the cow jumps over the moon.  Characters for each rhyme in a separate storage bag.

Play Ideas>>
  • Helps attach meaning to the words
  • Visual props enhance enjoyment and encourage participation
Price: £36.25
£43.50 inc. VAT


Product code: B5472

This comprehensive resource covers 8 popular nursery rhymes.  It comprises a teacher's book, 8 double-sided picture cards to help introduce the rhymes, a CD of the sung version and then the musical accompaniment, text games to help learn the words of the songs and a CD Rom.  Supports EYFS and letters and sounds at Phase 1.

Play Ideas>>
  • Illustrated Cards
  • Audio CD
  • Activity Book
Price: £35.00
£42.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B5422

An adorable puppet set to help tell the Traditional story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Use these finger puppets and the larger walking puppet (the Giant) as the story is being told to help young children to enjoy this classic story. The puppets act as visual prompts making it easier for children with additional needs or English as a foreign language to follow the story. These make an ideal resource for story time or working one to one. Nurseries and schools also use these for story sacks and story boxes.

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Play Ideas>>
  • Visual aids to help follow the story
  • Listening for longer
  • Encourages participation and Interaction
Price: £14.99
£17.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B5406

A loveable fabric doll (approx. 40cm tall) together with 12 attachable felt items for her hat   A great visual and interactive resource to encourage children to participate by adding the felt items to Mrs Honey's hat.

PLEASE NOTE THE STORY BOOK IS NOT INCLUDED BUT IS AVAILABLE SEPARATELY.

Play Ideas>>
  • Props to help follow the story
  • Encourages participation
  • Fun feely bits to help language and interaction
Price: £24.99
£29.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B5367

A softback book, beautifully illustrated, with lots to talk about, which has the words to the song Five Little men in a flying saucer.  We also sell separately the finger puppets to accompany the song. 

Price: £5.99


Product code: B5342

An adult sized teaching mitt to accompany the well known song Five Little Ducks Went Swimming One day together with a song sheet. This song mitt is ideal for groups or working one to one. A super visual and interactive tool.

 

Play Ideas>>
  • Helps child to visualise the words of the song
  • Helps attach meaning to the words of the song
  • Holds a child's attention
  • Encourages participation
Price: £5.82
£6.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5341

An adult sized teaching mitt to accompany the well known song Five Little men in a Flying Saucer  together with a song sheet. This song mitt is ideal for groups or working one to one. A super visual and interactive tool.

 

Play Ideas>>
  • Helps child to visualise the words of the song
  • Helps attach meaning to the words of the song
  • Holds a child's attention
  • Encourage's participation
Price: £5.82
£6.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5225

A beautifully made fabric doll and 7 bean filled animals - a marvellous accompaniment to the much loved nursery song "There was an old Lady who swallowed a fly". The Doll has a mouth that opens so each animal can be fed to her to follow the song - a great visual and interactive resource to extend and develop a child's enjoyment and participation individually or as part of a group. The "There was an old Lady who swallowed a fly" book is also available separately. Doll measures 33cm. BOOK NOT INCLUDED

Play Ideas>>
  • Helps child to visualise the words of the song
  • Practising turn taking
  • Holds a child's attention
  • Encourages participation.
Price: £25.82
£30.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5209

Full bodied light-weight girl puppet with superb moveable mouth. This puppet makes an ideal character to encourage interaction and participation in small groups and one to one work. Storage bag supplied. Height 60cm.

Price: £24.79
£29.75 inc. VAT


Product code: B5199

Two adult sized teaching mitts to accompany the song Ten Green Bottles Standing on the Wall together with a song sheet. These song mitts provide a fun and interactive visual aid ideal for groups and working one to one.

Play Ideas>>
  • Helps child to visualise the words of the song
  • Helps attach meaning to the words of the song
  • Holds a child's attention
  • Encourages participation
Price: £10.41
£12.49 inc. VAT


Product code: B5198

This is a lovely set of 6 superb quality finger puppets which go together with the story of The Gingerbread Man. The Gingerbread Man puppet has legs which move and allows the child that is using him to do lots of running away, as it happens in the story. Using these finger puppets whilst telling the story of The Gingerbread Man can help children to follow the story more easily and enhance their enjoyment of the story. These puppets are ideal for creating story sacks or story boxes for use at nursery or at home.

Play Ideas>>
  • Visual aids to help follow the story
  • Encourages participation and interaction
  • Listening for longer
Price: £14.58
£17.50 inc. VAT


Product code: B5197

A delightful puppet set to be used when telling the traditional tale of the Three Little Pigs to young children. The Wolf is a walking puppet and the 3 Little Pigs are all finger puppets. Using the puppets can enhance children's interest and enjoyment of a story and encourage them to join in before they are able to read. The puppets provide an ideal resource for small groups or if you are working with a child one to one at school or at home. They are ideal for schools and nurseries to help create story sacks or story boxes.

Play Ideas>>
  • Visual prompts to tell a story
  • Help follow the story
  • Encourage participation
Price: £12.49
£14.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B5195

A fun set of 6 finger puppets - one puppet to accompany each of the nursery rhymes Humpty Dumpty, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, Incy Wincy Spider, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Hick Dickory Dock and 1,2 3 4 5 once I caught a fish alive

Play Ideas>>
  • Helps child to visualise the words of the nursery rhymes
  • Helps attach meaning to the words
  • Holds a child's attention
  • Encourages participation
Price: £16.65
£19.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5194

This is a delightful set of puppets to accompany the Traditional Story Tale of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. The Billy Goats Gruff are all finger puppets with lovely dangly legs and the Troll is a walking puppet ( who could also probably used to tell the story The Gruffalo). Using these puppets as visual prompts can help children to follow the story and to join in where they can. This set only includes the puppets not a box or a story book so ideal for story sacks or story boxes.

Play Ideas>>
  • Visual aids to help follow the story
  • Encourage participation
  • Encourage imaginative play
Price: £12.49
£14.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B5193

This adorable set of Goldilocks and the Three Bears puppets includes one walking puppet (Goldilocks) and 3 bear finger puppets. The puppets can be used to accompany the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and help to bring the story to life for young children. Having the puppets can also help children to follow the story as well as pretend to be one of the characters.

Play Ideas>>
  • Visual prompts to help follow the story
  • Tactile accessories
Price: £12.49
£14.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B5192

Use this adult sized song mitt to accompany the song Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed. It is ideal to use in music groups, small classes or working one to one with a child. Includes a song sheet.

Play Ideas>>
  • Helps child to visualise the words of the song
  • Helps attach meaning to the words of the song
  • Holds a child's attention
  • Encourages participation
Price: £5.82
£6.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5190

An adult sized teaching mitt to accompany the song 5 Currant Buns in a Baker's Shop. These are really colourful and will enhance song time or music groups as children will love to look at the song mitt as they sing along to the song. A song sheet is included.

Play Ideas>>
  • Helps child to visualise the words of the song
  • Helps attach meaning to the words of the song
  • Holds a child's attention
  • Encourages participation
Price: £5.82
£6.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B5183

Two adult sized song mitts to accompany the song Ten in a Bed together with a song sheet. A fun and interactive visual tool ideal for singing Ten in a Bed for groups or working one to one.

Play Ideas>>
  • Helps child to visualise the words of the song
  • Helps attach meaning to the words of the song
  • Holds a child's attention
  • Encourages participation
Price: £10.41
£12.49 inc. VAT