Product Type: ELC Child Development
Newest Review: ... never seen them in there. A box of 105 lower case magnetic letters from the ELC costs £6 which may seen quite expensive, but I look at ... more
ELC Magnetic Letters - good durable item but slightly limited in number of each letter!
ELC Magnetic Letters
Member Name: karlsm93
ELC Magnetic Letters
Advantages: Colourful, can stick to fridge
Disadvantages: The number of each letter varies
I already own a couple of sets of magnetic letters in upper and lower case for school, however some of them seem to have got mislaid along the way, and I don't have the full sets that I once had. Although I could order a new set through school, I wanted to have my own set for my daughter in the future, and I thought if I invested in my own set now, I could use them in school but have them for my daughter when the time comes.
I find magnetic letters quite difficult to source in my local area, so when I saw the early learning centre had their range of stock on amazon with free delivery, and within this they had a box of magnetic lower case letters I jumped at them. Our nearest early learning centre within a mothercare branch is about half and hour away and with very limited stock, so I had never seen them in there.
A box of 105 lower case magnetic letters from the ELC costs £6 which may seen quite expensive, but I look at it like a long term investment as they can obviously be used time and time again.
I like the fact that the tub itself is a great way of storing these letters as it has a screw top lid, keeping them free from dust etc when not being used, and less chance of being lost. All these letters have magnetic strips along the back so they can be used on the fridge or in my case in school, I use them on magnetic boards. Even though they are magnetic you don't have to have a magnetic surface to be able to use and let a child enjoy these. They can simply be used on a table surface, albeit they won't stay in place.
All the letters in the set are of different bright colours which does attract a child's attention, and I know in school when I use them, they are a big hit with the children.
If I had one negative comment to make, it would be that the number of each letter in the pot that I got varies, you don't get the same amount of each letter, which in some cases is good, as there is little point in having 6 z's, however this could have been a better product if there had been a few more vowels as well as a few other commonly used letters. However, in the meantime because I am using them as extra for the letters I already have in school, there is no problem, but I do think I may need to invest in another pack for my daughter when she will be able to use them, as I do think the amount of each letter is limiting.
All in all, these are a great item and perfect for any school age child, as they can be used for so many literacy activities both in school and out of school to practice. The fact that they can be stuck to the fridge is also good so a child can see these letters all the time. Although at £6 it isn't the cheapest product, the letters are of good quality, and it is the kind of item that will last and last, especially if you store it in the tub provided. Just a pity there weren't a better number of letters.
Summary: A good tub of magnetic letters but amount limited
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