Literacy Made Fun

Literacy Made Fun

To celebrate International Literacy Day 2022, we've collated a range of products that help with letter and word recognition. 

Literacy Games and Jigsaw Puzzles

9 Items found
Slimy Rhymes GameSlimy Rhymes Game
  • Encourages Discussion
  • Promotes Imaginative Play
  • Promotes Language and Literacy Skills
  • Develops Matching and Memory Skills
  • Develops Personal and Social Skills

Match rhyming pairs to make silly sentences, then feed them to the slime monster in this fun rhyming game. Players start with a selection of five green slime cards. Taking it in turns they choose a purple slime card - if the card rhymes with one of the cards in front of them, the player must think of a silly sentence using the two words. Once they have a rhyming sentence they spin the spinner to find out in what style they must say their silly sentence in: whilst either holding their nose, with their teeth together, or in a squeaky voice!Once they've said their funny sentence, they post their cards into the 3D slime monster. The winner is the first player to post all their green cards into the slime monsters mouth.A fun, yet educational game, perfect for at home or in the classroom.Not suitable for children under 3 years due to small parts. Choking hazard.

£9.75
Speed Spelling GameSpeed Spelling Game
  • Promotes Language and Literacy Skills
  • Encourages Observational Skills
  • Develops Personal and Social Skills

Speed Spelling is a fast-paced literacy game for children age 5-8! This fun, educational game with unique and engaging gameplay is sure to make spelling practice fun.Players take turns to spell words before the timer runs out - if the timer runs out midway through spelling a word they have to pass it on to the next player to complete! The game is filled with anticipation and can change quickly - children will enjoy racing against time and pinching words from other players! For younger children the game can be played without the timer to allow them to concentrate on each word.Speed Spelling can be used to develop letter recognition skills before developing into a fun game. Once the game is complete children can be encourage to talk about the words in front of them.Speed Spelling is an exciting redesign of Pass the Word game.

£12.00
Match and Spell GameMatch and Spell Game
  • Encourages Discussion
  • Promotes Language and Literacy Skills
  • Develops Matching and Memory Skills
  • Encourages Observational Skills
  • Bestseller!
  • 2 Ways to Play
Match and Spell encourages letter recognition, teaches phonetic word building and promotes matching of pictures and words, from simple words like 'cat' to more complex four-letter words. There are two ways to play, and the game is designed for both guided and independent word building.In the first version of the game, players must match the letter cards to the letters shown on their board in the correct order to build a word. This is a simple matching game, which is a great way to introduce letter shapes and sounds. As children get more familiar with the letter sounds, they will progress to reading the words out loud. In the more challenging version of the game, players use the blank side of their boards and use the letter cards to build the word of the picture shown. These must be placed in the correct order.With friendly illustrations and simple gameplay that progresses as children learn, it's no surprise that Match and Spell is our bestselling language and literacy game! Match and Spell Next Steps is an excellent follow-on from this game for children aged 5 and over.This game has been designed to introduce children to spelling a range of first words. It is not a full alphabet game and therefore does not include all letters of the alphabet.View all of our language and literacy games for children.Contents:12 double-sided 3 letter word boards8 double-sided 4 letter word boards68 letter cards1 instruction leaflet
£9.75
Alphabet FlashcardsAlphabet Flashcards
  • Encourages Discussion
  • Promotes Language and Literacy Skills
  • Encourages Observational Skills
  • Develops Personal and Social Skills
Alphabet Flashcards are the perfect tool for conscientious parents to introduce children to the letters of the alphabet and first words in a fun way.The cards are double-sided, featuring a colourful, friendly illustration of the word on one side and the letter of the alphabet on the other. There is one card for every letter of the alphabet. The flashcards include a wide range of simple and more complex words, from ‘Ant’ to ‘Umbrella’.Alphabet Flashcards are incredibly versatile and can be used in a variety of different ways to develop children's literacy skills, from learning the letters of the alphabet to using the picture side to learn first words. The cards also feature a handy alphabet guide to help teach children the order of the alphabet and shapes of letters.Continue to develop a child's literacy skills with our First Words Colouring & Sticker Book. A 24-page colouring book with lots of words to trace and learn.Contents:26 double-sided cards1 reference board1 instruction leaflet
£9.50
Alphabet Lotto GameAlphabet Lotto Game
  • Encourages Discussion
  • Promotes Language and Literacy Skills
  • Encourages Observational Skills
  • Develops Personal and Social Skills
Learn the letters of the alphabet in this fun lotto game! Choose which side of the board you play on and try and be the first player to find all the cards that match the letters or pictures on your lotto board. There are 4 different ways to play: matching picture to picture, letter to picture, picture to letter or letter to letter! The different play styles develop with children's ability, from a simple picture matching lotto to more complex picture to letter matching - requiring children to think about the spelling of different words from their head.Alphabet Lotto features bold, colourful illustrations of recognisable animals and objects which children will relate to. In every version of the game, children are encouraged to sound out the letters or words as they create them, developing their skills in phonics as well as alphabet and spelling.Continue to develop a child's literacy skills with our First Words Colouring & Sticker Book. A 24-page colouring book with lots of words to trace and learn.Contents:5 lotto boards30 picture cards30 letter cards1 instruction leaflet
£12.00
Big Alphabet Jigsaw PuzzleBig Alphabet Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Encourages Discussion
  • Develops Hand Eye Coordination
  • Promotes Language and Literacy Skills
  • Encourages Observational Skills
  • Poster and Guide

Big Alphabet Jigsaw helps children learn the letters of the alphabet in a fun and engaging way. This giant, colourful puzzle promotes learning and discussion through its quirky illustrations which match to the correct letter. Includes a full size poster of the jigsaw for use as a learning guide.Big Alphabet also includes a fun learning guide on the back of the box, which features different discussion points to talk about once the puzzle has been completed. This includes questions to encourage observation, teach letter recognition and promote discussion e.g. Can you find the letter z? What does a nurse do?Continue to develop a child's literacy skills with our First Words Colouring & Sticker Book. A 24-page colouring book with lots of words to trace and learn.Puzzle size 61 x 42cm approx.

£11.25
Match and Spell Next Steps GameMatch and Spell Next Steps Game
  • Encourages Discussion
  • Promotes Language and Literacy Skills
  • Develops Matching and Memory Skills
  • Encourages Observational Skills
Match and Spell Next Steps is the perfect progression from Orchard Toys’ bestselling, award-winning Match and Spell. Aimed at children aged 5 and over, the game helps to develop more advanced reading and spelling skills using both sounds and blends. The game is played by building a variety of familiar and more advanced words, from ‘Moth’ to ‘Balloon’, with the help of colourful illustrations to identify words. Parents can use the sound and blend cards to encourage children to make the individual sounds as well as saying the entire word aloud. There are 18 words included in the game.Once children become more confident, they can turn over the boards to use the blank side for a more challenging game. The game is finished once all the word boards have been completed.This colourful game is a great way to teach children about spelling and phonics in a fun and progressive way. For younger children aged 4 and over, try our Match and Spell first literacy game.Contents:18 double-sided word boards78 letter cards1 instruction leaflet
£9.75
Magic Spelling GameMagic Spelling Game
  • Promotes Language and Literacy Skills
  • Encourages Observational Skills
  • Develops Personal and Social Skills
  • Bestseller!

A fun literacy version of Orchard Toys' bestselling Magic Maths game for 5-7 year olds.Race to find the letters with the magic wand before the timer runs out in this magical spelling game! Self-checking word cards feature a rub and reveal coating to magically check your answer.Once you’ve correctly spelled a word, add a yucky ingredient to your spell book – will you choose a monster’s eyeball or the witch’s fingers?! The first player to collect all their ingredients and cast their spell wins the game! Contents:4 spell book boards20 spell ingredient cards36 word cards36 letter tiles1 magic wand1 sand timer1 cauldron spinner1 instruction leafletNot suitable for children under 3 years due to small parts. Choking hazard.

£14.00
Wiggly Words GameWiggly Words Game
  • Encourages Discussion
  • Promotes Language and Literacy Skills
  • Develops Personal and Social Skills

The race is on to play all of your cards in this brainteasing literacy game for players 6-adult!Players use their worm cards to add to the wiggly line by joining heads with tails to spell words. Not only are the cards double-sided to maximise the number of combinations, they also feature hilarious characters that children will love! There's sailors, superheroes, and even a punk, to name just a few!Children will be able to practise spellings they already know as well as learning new words. You might need a dictionary to hand too in case you need to check a players word..! Contents:45 double-sided worm cards1 instruction leafletNot suitable for children under 3 years due to small parts. Choking hazard.

£9.50
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