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Alphabet cards to progress with your child

Advantages: great for progressing, bright, colour, great price
Disadvantages: g for giraffe not great for sounding the word

My eldest son is three and a half and has been attending a school run nursery for the past six months. As much as I know the nursery do for him I feel I personally don’t do enough at home. I do the usually reading every night and playing but I felt I wa ...

claireylulu 13.12.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Alphabet Flash Cards - SparkNotes

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First letters wipe clean book full of dots

Advantages: Last two pages feature the alphabet to follow, bright colours, wipes clean
Disadvantages: Letters aren't in alphabetical order

My three year old daughter has been 'writing' over my dots for a couple of months now and has just learnt to write her name without having to write over my dots. As she likes me making dotty words quite often I thought I'd look around for books that might ...

cornishchic 04.06.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Usborne Wipe Clean First Letters - Felicity Brooks

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We love Letters!

Advantages: fun and educational
Disadvantages: none

I've been on the lookout lately for some activities to do with my four year old daughter to help her get ready for 'big school' in January. Thanks to the good start she has had at nursery she is quite comfortable with her initial letter sounds but it seem ...

kingfisher111 23.10.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Learn to Write Your Letters: Flashcards - Roger Priddy

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Getting off to a good start

Advantages: Some good tasks, good quality
Disadvantages: A bit too intense, age range perhaps not right

I bought this learning guide from Tesco's at the beginning of the summer holidays with the hope that it would help to encourage Hope to do a bit of 'work' at home and to help her for settling into school. During her time at preschool Hope learnt a lot abo ...

lorriellah 03.09.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Tesco First Time Learning Alphabet - Nina Filipek

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Tactile Alphabet book.

Advantages: It does have textured letters.
Disadvantages: The texture is not very good.

I bought this book because the blurb on Amazon states "This book honours that tradition by emulating the standard classroom material with touchable, traceable letters ". I foolishly assumed this meant the famous Montessori sand paper letters. It does no ...

Marge3781 31.03.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Montessori: Letter Work - Bobby and June George

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