My little sister is learning her letters at the minute after she has got interested in the kids TV programme Super Why so last time I got an Amazon voucher I brought her this wicked set of wooden magnetic letters because when we got the kitchen done out my mum banned plastic fridge magnets because she said they made the kitchen look cheap but I knew she couldn't say anything about these because they are proper good looking and loads different to the ones you buy in the pound shop.
When they came I saw straight away that even though the letters are quite small they are just right for my little sister to hold and be able to take on and off the fridge by herself. They are all decorated different with bright happy colours that will attract little kids and help them get interested in learning their letters and putting them together to try and get a word. The little designs are things like raindrops, paw prints, ladybirds, tartan and stuff like that and I think they look dead nice on the fridge and are classier than a lot of cheapo magnetic letters you can get.
They are made of wood and are sturdy and not going to break with a few drops and because the patterns are printed onto the wood I don't think they'll chip for ages yet like it would if it was painted on or a sticker. The magnet is strong and holds firm to the fridge but it isn't that strong that my sister can't pull it off and because the letters are chunky she can get a good grip on them to move them round or pull them off.
There are 58 letters in the box and that's 2 of each letter of the alphabet plus an extra vowel and I know that leaves an extra letter but I can't work out what it is at the minute, probably an s or t or something like that! It's not just for babies either because I caught my mum and dad making childish words with the letters one night and it made me laugh seeing dad write fart with them and I've even had a bit of a fiddle with them myself while I'm waiting for the microwave to go off or the kettle to boil.
I paid £14.00 for the set and that might sound dear for magnetic letters but they are top quality and come in a smart beech box with a sliding lid to keep them in and I reckon it would make a nice gift and if you're clever you could engrave the childs name on it like my uncle did for my sister. I have seen them on Ebay for a tenner and that's a saving but it's one of them things I wouldn't want to pay big cash like that for but I don't mind spending my Amazon vouchers of them because that makes them free the way I see it!
This box of wooden magnetic letters are a fun way to develop literacy skills. Kids can practice spelling simple words and names. Each letter is screenprinted with a brightly coloured, funky design and they are supplied in a handy wooden storage box. The letters are easy for small hands to grasp. Box contains 58 letters.