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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: 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 delightful set of one walking puppet (the giant) and 3 finger puppets, plus a beanstalk in a robust storage box to accompany the popular story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Using these 4 puppets whilst telling the story to children will enhance their interest and enjoyment of this classic story. An ideal resource for small groups or working one to one.

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 stoarge 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 puppets whilst telling the story of The Gingerbread Man to children will enhance their interest and enjoyment of this classic story. These finger puppets and The Gingerbread Man make ideal resource for small groups or working one to one. A  story book is included  and is illustrated to match the finger puppets nalking it ideal 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

A delightful puppet set which consists of one walking puppet (the troll) and 3 billy goat finger puppets to accompany the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Using these 4 puppets whilst telling the story to children will enhance their interest and enjoyment of this classic story. The puppets provide an ideal resource for small groups or one to one work. A book of the story of Three Billy Goats Gruff is included and illustrated to inlcude the puppets so is ideal for children with special needs or young children to follow the story . 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 delightful set of one walking puppet (the wolf) and 3 finger puppets to accompany the popular story of The Three Little Pigs. Using these 4 puppets whilst telling the story to children will enhance their interest and enjoyment of the classic story of The Three Little Pigs. An ideal resource for small groups or working one to one. Comes in a storage box together with a book featuring the puppets. 

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 delightful set of Goldilocks and the Three Bears 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 or used in other play scenarios, to help make the story and the language used come to life for a child. Ideal for small group work or one to one and should help a child to listen for longer. A story book  of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is included.Comes in a storage box.l

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. 

Price: £40.82
£48.98 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

A delightful set of one walking puppet (the giant) and 3 finger puppets, plus a beanstalk in a robust storage bag to accompany the popular story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Using these 4 puppets whilst telling the story to children will enhance their interest and enjoyment of this classic story. An ideal resource for small groups or working one to one.

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: 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: 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: B5192

An adult sized teaching mitt to accompany the well known song Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed together with a song sheet. This song mitt is ideal 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: £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 together with a song sheet. This song mitt is ideal for one to one or group work.

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