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Beautiful story-themed puppets help improve language and categorization skills in children with autism and language delay through fun, play based language development games


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: 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: B6315

A super set of superb quality puppets to accompany the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Little Red Riding Hood, Grandma and the Woodcutter are finger puppets and the Big Bad 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: £18.33
£22.00 inc. VAT


Product code: B6314

An adorable puppet set to help tell the Traditional story of Little Red Riding Hood. Use these finger puppets and the larger walking puppet (the Wolf) 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.

PLEASE NOTE: THE BOOK IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PRODUCT - FOR LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD PUPPET SET WITH BOOK PLEASE SEE PRODUCT CODE 6315

Play Ideas>>
  • Visual aids to help follow the story
  • Listening for longer
  • Encourages participation and Interaction
Price: £15.82
£18.98 inc. VAT


Product code: B6301

An adorable plush turtle toy with a brightly-coloured musical shell. Each spot on the shell when touched will make a different musical note.

Bright colours help visual stimulation and the musical sounds are ideal for creating auditory awareness.

Turtle Tunes features three different music modes to choose from and comes complete with a song book.

Size: 11.2 x 8.7 x 3.9 inches

Play Ideas>>
  • Musical toy
  • Tactile
  • Interactive
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: B6097

These simple and robust recording devices have up to ten seconds recording time and an easy play back function.  Can either be clipped to a line or the magnetic back will attach to whiteboards or other display boards.  Use for noises, speech, messages, announcements or outside for treasure hunts or in play dens.  Set includes 6 recordable pegs in 6 bright colours with replaceable AG113 batteries. 

Size approx. 10cm. Age 3+

Play Ideas>>
  • 10 seconds recording time
  • easy play back function
  • listening
Price: £39.16
£46.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B6081

Good quality colourful counting wall chart with removable velcro pieces to accompany the well known song.  Size: 37 x 54cm.

Play Ideas>>
  • fabric wall hanging
  • removable velcro pieces
  • counting aid
Price: £19.16
£22.99 inc. VAT


Product code: B5994

The Multi-memo voice recorder is a hand held device which is easy for children to use. The voice recorder is ideal for speaking and listening activities as it records and plays back multiple messages up to 6 minutes in total. Messages can be erased but there is also a lock to protect messages. This device is the next stage on from the individual talking tins that we sell.

  • Size: 80mm Diameter, 14mm depth.
  • Requires 3 x AG13 Batteries (Included).

    FEATURES:

  • Record Button
  • Play Button
  • Next Button (Skip Forwards)
  • Previous Button (Skip Backwards)
  • Erase Button
  • Built-in Speaker
  • Built-in Microphone
  • On/Off Switch
  • Message Lock Switch, (to protect your recorded messages)
  • Recording indicator light (Red LED)
  • Batteries are included and replaceable, 3 x AG13
  • Messages are re-recordable - reuse time and time again!
  • Recording time: 6 minutes, (360 seconds)
  • Size: 80mm Diameter, 14mm depth.
  • Play Ideas>>
    • speaking
    • listening
    • Speech development
    Price: £14.99
    £17.99 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: £18.33
    £22.00 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: £18.33
    £22.00 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: £18.33
    £22.00 inc. VAT


    Product code: B5974

    Handa's Surprise Wooden Characters Set brings this popular and well loved story to life. It includes 10 vibrantly coloured wooden characters.

    The characters are ideal to help children follow the story of Handa's Surprise and to partcipate in the telling of the story by using the characters as prompts.   .

    Sizes from 35mm to 125mm high.

    Price: £25.00
    £30.00 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: B5922

    Attribute Apples are a lovely colourful and tactile set of apples in a barrel. The different attributes of the apples are used for comaparing and practising listening skills and sorting.

    Sort and classify apples by 5 attributes, including size, colour and physical features such as stem, leaf, and worm. The set includes 27 apples and an Activity Guide.

    Largest apple measures 4cm H.

    Play Ideas>>
    • Listening for 2 words
    • Sorting
    • Counting
    Price: £19.99
    £23.99 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: £22.08
    £26.50 inc. VAT


    Product code: B5896

    These super forest phones are air powered telephone tubes and can be used outside. The tubing can be wrapped around trees, buried or poked through hedges and fences!  use in and out of dens or tents  for outdoor play but encouraging children to communicate with each other during their play.

    Set includes: 2 handsets and 5 metres of strong flexible tubing. The tubing can be wrapped around trees, buried or poked through hedges and fences!

    Play Ideas>>
    • Outdoor play
    • Talking and Listening
    Price: £19.15
    £22.98 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: £14.99
    £17.99 inc. VAT


    Product code: B5816

    These Knitted puppets, full of character measure about 40cm and their mouths make a squeaky sound.

    For more Sockette puppets, have a look at our Listening section

    Price: £11.65
    £13.98 inc. VAT


    Product code: B5815

    These Knitted puppets, full of character measure about 40cm and their mouths make a squeaky sound.

    For more Sockette puppets, take a look at our Listening category.

    Price: £13.33
    £16.00 inc. VAT


    Product code: B5814

    Gorgeous colourful parrot puppet with affectionate squawk.

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

    Height 45cm.

    Play Ideas>>
    • Engaging a child
    • Gaining a child's attention
    • Interaction
    Price: £14.58
    £17.50 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: B5724

    Insert drawings or photographs into the 20 plastic wallet pages (7"x5") and on the front cover. Then record up to a 5 minute message on every page to accompany the image. Press the Button on each page to play back. An excellent resource for listening and speaking skills or following photographic sequences. Ideal for personalised learning. Includes removable SD card memory storage and 3 x AAA batteries included.

    Price: £34.99
    £41.99 inc. VAT


    Product code: B5697

    With photographic images and real sound effects throughout, this engaging set offers a range of sound lotto style games. The photo cards make the games even more flexible, allowing you to adapt them to learners' needs.

    This great value pack includes:

    • 15 ‘pets/farm animals’ cards
    • 15 ‘wild animals’ cards
    • An audio CD of listening games at three different levels, plus all the sounds as individual tracks
    • A games guide with all the sound sequences listed for reference

    Price: £14.99
    £17.99 inc. VAT


    Product code: B5696

    With photographic images and real sound effects throughout, this engaging set offers a range of sound lotto style games. The photo cards make the games even more flexible, allowing you to adapt them to learners' needs.

    This great value pack includes:

    • 15 ‘at home’ cards
    • 15 ‘out and about’ cards
    • An audio CD of listening games at three different levels, plus all the sounds as individual tracks
    • A games guide with all the sound sequences listed for reference

    Examples of the sounds included are kettle boiling, tap running, vacuum cleaner, car, aeroplane and many more.

    Play Ideas>>
    • Matching sounds to pictures
    Price: £14.99
    £17.99 inc. VAT


    Product code: B5681

    This adorable rabbit puppet lives inside the lettuce with 3 mini beast friends - a bee, a butterfly and a ladybird. He can hide in and appear out of his home to the delight of children. A wonderful resource for encouraging interaction as children can try to coax the shy rabbit out of the lettuce.

    Height 33cm. 

    Play Ideas>>
    • Cause and effect
    • Interaction
    • Listening for words and sounds
    Price: £23.33
    £28.00 inc. VAT


    Product code: B5679

    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.

     

     

    Price: £13.33
    £16.00 inc. VAT


    Product code: B5541

    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.

    Price: £13.33
    £16.00 inc. VAT


    Product code: B5525

    This 96 page book is a superb resource for learning to follow directions with over 120 activities to strengthen visual and auditory discrimination and memory skills and much more.  A structured and fun way to teach these skills and improve them with lots of practice.

    Play Ideas>>
    • Auditory discrimination
    • Following directions
    • Memory skills
    Price: £15.99


    Product code: B5514

    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.

    Price: £11.65
    £13.98 inc. VAT


    Product code: B5513

    A superb set of 8 colourful desk bells designed for children to use. A simple press down on the button on top of the bell will elicit a clear and accurate tone.
    Each bell is differentiated by colour and sounds one note of the middle C octave. The bells are also numbered and so can be lined up and played by one child or they can be used by a group of children working together. They are great for encouraging interaction and teamwork. 

    Play Ideas>>
    • Press down to make sound
    • Listening to notes
    • Playing a tune
    Price: £29.99
    £35.99 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: £15.82
    £18.98 inc. VAT


    Product code: B5390

     

    An adult sized teaching mitt to accompany the song Five Little Seckled Fogs sat on a speckled log. Includes 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: £6.25
    £7.50 inc. VAT


    Product code: B5379

    This set of 52 cards focuses on improving memory, motor skills, and processing of directions.

    The illustartions are clear and uncluttered so good for young children and those with special needs .

    The set incoludes a card with games ideas  and cpomes in a handy storage tin.

    Play Ideas>>
    • Processing directions
    • Improving memory
    • Practising motor skills
    Price: £11.04
    £13.25 inc. VAT


    Product code: B5353

    Bend and wave this colurful toy to make the segments rattle together and make a clickety clatter sound that can delight and intrigue children.  It can be used to introduce rhythm and noise making and is useful as a reinforcer too. Measures 26cm x 8cm.

     

    Play Ideas>>
    • Sound making
    • Using both hands at once
    Price: £8.33
    £10.00 inc. VAT


    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: £6.25
    £7.50 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: £6.25
    £7.50 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: 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: £10.42
    £12.50 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: £15.82
    £18.98 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: £13.32
    £15.98 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: £13.32
    £15.98 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: £6.25
    £7.50 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: £6.25
    £7.50 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: £6.25
    £7.50 inc. VAT


    Product code: B5019

    A toy that gives a child and parents an opportunity to listen to a diversity of sounds, attractive to look at, lovely to feel, and a delight to play with.

    Play Ideas>>
    • Listening for different sounds
    • Looking at the different objects that make different sounds
    • Play talk
    Price: £21.65
    £25.98 inc. VAT