SiliShapes are a new concept for pre-schools, nurseries and primary schools. These packs of alphabet letters and numbers are made from silicon - a very strong, stable and inherently safe material that can be used and then cleaned in a dishwasher without harm. It is soft and pliable to the touch so is ideal for younger children from 3+. They are made in transparent colours that can be used by children in their everyday play - in the sand pit, on the floor, on a light panel and even in water without harm. Made in a large format and in a school friendly font, SiliShapes are 12cm in height for easy handling by children and by teachers for demonstration purposes or for display. There are 4 sets - each in a different colour so they can be easily sorted when in use together.