Product Type: ELC Child Development
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ELC Magnetic Letters
Member Name: Whizz11
ELC Magnetic Letters
Advantages: Great for learning
Now that my little girl has hit 2 I want her to start learning her letters and her numbers. We have shown these to her way before she was two, we were reading to her right from day one but I wanted to step up her learning a notch and have her start playing with letters and numbers so she can become familiar with them and start to get them into her head.
A great way to do this is with these magnetic upper case letters from The Early Learning Centre. The letters come in a big plastic tub which is great as you can use this to store them in when you are not playing with them, however, we have quite a few on our fridge that pretty much stay there permanently which is cool because this allows us to spell out words and sentences as we use them with a set of lower case letters that we have too.
The letters are made out of plastic and are about an inch high so not too big but big enough that little kids will not choke on small parts or swallow them. Each letter has a small magnetic strip on them so this enables the letters to stick to the fridge. We also have an easel with a magnetic blackboard that they will stick to as well and a small little travel blackboard so we can use them in a number of different ways. The nice thing is is that they are flat on the bottom too as the magnetic lays flush against the bottom of the letters so you can play with these on the floor and they will lay flat and enable you to spell words as well.
There are 68 different letters in the tub, now I haven't actually gone through each one but I think this allows for at least two full sets of the alphabet and then there are more vowels as you need these to spell words with more than you need say an X or a Z. The letters are all upper case or capitals so it is a good way of teaching kids about capital letters and what they look like and how to form them. IF you have the lower case letters like we do then you can spell name words and place words and do this correctly, teaching your children the proper way to spell.
What I also like about the letters is that they are all different colours such as orange, blue, green and yellow so not only can you teach letters you can teach your little ons colours as well by saying phrases such as, "find me the pink A, or, find me the blue B,", etc etc so all in all these letters are a great investment and I think every house with kids should have them. A tub of letters costs £6 and are available from The Early Learning Centre.
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