What are wooden alphabet letters doing on a website where the majority of products are for students at secondary schools ? The answer’s really quite simple… for children who have specific learning difficulties (often termed dyslexia) or those whose literacy skills are well below their peers (difficulties with spelling, reading and handwriting) whatever their age, these alphabet letters can be very helpful (I know this because I’ve used them with both primary and secondary age children over many years). Here are a few practical ways to help….
a. Teaching letter names and sounds
b. Alphabet sequencing (in a semi circle shape)
c. Teaching simple C-V-C words (consonant-vowel-consonant) for words with regular vowel sounds eg cat, mat, man, can, red, bed, etc
d. Tracing letter shapes
e. Matching letters with pictures..eg. p = pan, h = hat
f. Teaching consonant blends eg. sh = shed, pl = plane etc
g. Using capitals (upper case) letters for names and proper nouns
more suggestions to follow…..
Each set of 26 letters is £ 7.25…We recommend ordering at least two sets of lower case letters and one set of upper case letters per child so that they can make a wide range of words.
Prices are ex vat.