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Literacy

Phonological awareness involves the ability to hear, say and think about the sounds in words. Development of phonological awareness skills are reported to be the best predictor of early literacy achievement. The following games and resources are included to assist in the development of literacy and pre-literacy.


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  • Alphabet Crayons

    $33.65
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    These cool new alphabet crayons encourage visual recognition and naming of letters, spelling and creativity at the same time. They're packaged in a durable carry case and include 26 letter crayons in 10 assorted colours. Fun and educational!

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  • Alphabet Lotto Game

    $39.75
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    Learn the letters of the alphabet with this fun lotto game. Try to be the first player to find all the cards that match the letters or pictures on your lotto board. Use this game for developing visual memory as well as literacy skills.

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  • Big Book of Cut and Paste Words

    $40.35
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    The Big Book of Cut and Paste Words contains phonic activities with a large selection of activities which can be used for individual, small group or whole class programs. The activities consolidate, extend and revise sounds and give children confidence while making new words in a familiar format. They can be photocopied, enlarged, laminated, cut up and used in a variety of ways, eg
    * Making new words
    * Putting words in sentences
    * Word patterns (same ending, same sound)
    * Cut, paste and write the words to focus also on fine motor skills

    A sequential, curriculum-based book that is useful for parents, teachers, OT's and Speechies. For 5-7 years. 
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  • Big Book of Making Words

    $35.00
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    Big Book of Making Words contains phonic activities with a large selection of consistent activities to save teachers and therapists time and give children hands-on experiences. They can be used as part of a teaching program for a whole group or for individual children. The activities consolidate, extend and revise sounds and give students confidence while making new words in a familiar format. They can be photocopied, enlarged, laminated, cut up and used in a variety of ways. 
      
    Making Words can be used for:
    • putting words in sentences
    • finding rhyming words
    • word sort activities
    • learning new words and revising known words
    • finding words in the dictionary
    • adding endings and beginnings to base words
    • finding other words with the same sound
    • as a base for handwriting activities
    • A sequential, curriculum-based book that is useful for parents, teachers, OT's and Speechies. For 5-7 years. 

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  • Bookmark Reading Guides


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    These are new! They look like a bookmark and function like a highlighter. The coloured, transparent strip helps readers stay on track and focussed. Very helpful for children with visual perceptual difficulties, visual tracking difficulties, or simply difficulty maintaining visual attention.

     

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  • Coko Learning Bricks


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    The Coko Learning Bricks collection provides an excellent way for children to develop literacy skills using concrete materials. There are small (16cm x 16cm) and large size base plates (28.5cm x 28.5cm) which are also compatable with Duplo, meaning you can combine literacy building with construction play - so much more interesting!

    There are 40 capital letters and 50 lower case letters in foundation font with teachers notes. The diagraph set includes diagraphs for word building eg: 'sh', 'ch', 'th' etc. in foundation script with a CD and teacher notes included. 

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  • Coloured Line Story Pads

    $10.25
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    Specifically designed writing paper using the theme 'sky, trees, ground' to highlight top, middle and bottom lines for writing. Great tool to help children learn sizing of letters in relation to each other. Available in pads of 50 pages. This is our NEW 'Story' version with a box for drawing a picture and space for a Title at the top. Ideal set up also for Daily Diary.

    Verbal prompts to help children learn......

    Brown line   =  The Ground  

    (all letters sit on the ground, some letters go 'underground', e.g.  y  q  p)

    Green Line  =  The Trees       

    (small letters start in the trees and sit on the ground, e.g.  a  c  e)

    Blue Line     =  The Sky         

    (tall letters and capital letters start in the sky)


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  • Cutout Window Tracker

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    These Window Trackers are new! They have a large, opaque, aqua-blue area with a narrow cut-out window near the top. Great for helping readers to focus on a single line of text, a specific question, or a particular portion of the page. The cut-out portion of the reading window helps readers to focus and keep their place by showing just one line at a time. Each Tracker is 17cm wide x 8cm high.

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  • Farmyard Dominoes

    $27.55
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    Giant farmyard dominoes. Match the familiar farmyard animals and develop game skills in this first dominoes game.
    • Encourages observational skills, matching and memory 
    • Encourages language skills
    • Encourage social interaction and turn taking skills 
    Players 2-4,  Ages 3-6 yrs
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  • Find It! ABC - Puzzle Doubles

    $28.75
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    This is not just an ordinary puzzle. It provides an opportunity for children to develop language skills, literacy and visual figure-ground and visuo-spatial perception using big chunky pieces for little hands. 
     
    Puzzle Doubles are two great products in one. Each Find It! Puzzle includes a giant 50-piece 60cm x 90cm beautifully illustrated talk-about floor puzzle. After the puzzle is assembled, it becomes a game. Also included with each puzzle are two-sided game pieces that match the objects located on the puzzle's border. You can play the game in two ways:  
    * Object Recognition - by having the child place a game piece over the object on the border once it is located inside the illustration  
    * Word Recognition - flip over the game piece and the name of the object appears. As the object is identified in the illustration, place the word game piece over the same object located on the picture's border. 
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  • Frida's Fruit Frenzy Game

    $36.20
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    Learn letters with Frida! It's lunchtime in the rainforest and Frida is collecting letters for her little ones. Spin, find, squeeze, and set four letters in a row first to win this fruity letter game. For 2 - 4 players. Ages 4yrs+
    Developmental Skills:
    Teaches letters and the alphabet
    Develops fine motor skills
    Develops strategic thinking skills
    Encourages social skills and turn-taking


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  • Match It! Rhyme

    $25.00
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    This colourful set of rhyming puzzle cards provides children with an excellent introduction to rhyming words and basic vocabulary. The 30 puzzle cards feature 30 pairs of rhyming words and their pictures. The puzzles are self-correcting – only cards with the correct answer will fit together. A fun way to learn basic rhyming - an essential pre-requisite to literacy.

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  • Pass The Word Game

    $36.25
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    Learning to spell can be fun with this fast-paced game. Race against the timer to put together a word, but try to be quick as all the letters have to be passed on when the timer runs out. There is plenty of room to adapt this game for children who need to work more slowly and individually on creating simple words. Also a fun 'prompt' game for children who need to focus on handwriting skills. For 5-9 year olds.

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  • Shopping List Game

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    A great game to use for visual memory, sequencing, or simple discrimination. Also good as a handwriting stimulus activity. This game would have to be one of the favourite choices for therapists!

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  • Silishapes Letters/Numbers


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    Bright, colourful and fun resource. Made from strong, dishwasher safe silicon. Use in a huge range of learning activities. Packs of 26 letters of the alphabet or Numbers 0-9, all 12cm tall. We have the both the plain letter shapes, and the letter and number shapes with a dot starting point and trace arrows to assist children to form the letters and numbers correctly. Use them in vertical positions to strengthen wrists and develop more refined fine motor skills (eg leaning on easels and walls). 

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  • Spell and Build Words

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     A word building activity. Includes a pack of 48 familiar pictures and 80 letter cards that connect easily together. The sturdy letter and picture cards can beused to make more than 500 simple words. A useful teaching aid to develop encoding skills. Recommended for ages 5+.

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  • Speller Junior and Senior Games


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    Make learning to spell more fun with this challenging and educational game designed to help children develop spelling skills, improve pronunciation and vocabulary. Players need to spell words correctly to move around the board and score maximum points. The Junior version includes 560 carefully selected words (making up two thirds of the vocabulary of everyday usage). The Senior version (intended for 10plus years) includes 300 spelling cards with 900 words of varying levels of difficulty. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Squashee Letters and Numbers


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    A fantastic new product to motivate the most reluctant learner! A set of 10 numbers or 26 letters, perfect for encouraging letter and number recognition, and to use with literacy, counting and number and letter writing activities. Made from durable plastic filled with colourful liquids, oils and sparkles. Also suitable for light boxes, water trays and sand pits. Measures approximately 10cm each.

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  • Stencils - Upper/Lower Case


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    Durable plastic card sets measuring approximately10 x 7cm each. Use either the stencil or the 'pop-out' piece. Available in all fonts used in Australia.

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  • Storytelling Paper Pad

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    Pad of 50 sheets of premium heavy weight white bond paper. Each sheet is divided into two areas so that children can write a sentence or two and draw picture to illustrate. Ideal for beginning writers. The paper is nice and thick so children can use crayons, markers and watercolour paints to illustrate their stories.
    The pad is 21 x 27cm.
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  • Ukloo Kids - Early Reader Treasure hunt

    $28.95
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    uKloo Early Reader is an award winning children's literacy game based on a treasure hunt where your child finds and reads clue cards placed around the house. The game is a great way to introduce reading to your child. The excitement of running around the house on a treasure hunt to find hidden clue cards is so engaging that kids are reading without even realising it! This is a great option particularly for children who need to 'move to learn', keeping kids active while seeking out the clues. The game builds sight reading, provides basics of sentence structure and introduces first research skills. It makes reading fun, builds confidence and promotes independence. 

    Contents: 
    54 clue cards with 3 colour-coded levels of achievement 
    "Picture Helper" reference poster 
    12 blank "Surprise cards for your child's favourite treats, events or privileges 
    12 blank "Write Your Own Clue" cards   

    Awards: 
    Winner of 2011 Creative Child Magazine Game of the Year Award 2011 
    Dr. Toy 10 Best Active Toys Award   

    Suitable from 4 to 7 Years +
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  • Word Construction

    $42.70
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    A nuts-and-bolts approach to making, and spelling, words! Ideal for encouraging reluctant readers and spellers. Made from durable plastic the set features nuts and letter bolts for making CVC words. Kids can progress to making longer words, with each bolt holding up to 4 nuts. An innovative and hands on way to reinforce phonics, spelling and word recognition whilst encouraging fine motor skills.
    Includes 6 bolts, 30 printed nuts (enough for multiple kids), and Activity Guide. Bolts measures approx. 12.5cm L. Nuts measure 5 H x 5 W x 2cm D. Ages 5yrs+

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  • Zingo

    $38.95
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    Bingo with a Zing! This game has heaps of applications in speech and OT sessions as well as for at home. Zingo helps build: image/word recognition, image/word matching, spelling, vocabulary, concentration, memory, verbalization, and winning and losing. So much in one fun game. For 4-8 year olds.

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  • Zingo! 123

    $38.95
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    Zingo! 1-2-3 is an award winning game providing kids with lots of fun matching numbered tiles to their corresponding challenge card. Children press the Zingo! Zinger to see the next card. The first player with a full card wins the game by yelling "Zingo!" Two levels of play focus on counting and addition. Features: 6 double-sided Zingo! cards, 72 Double-Sided Tiles, Zingo! Zinger. Age: 4+ years
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  • Zingo! Sight Words

    $38.95
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    Zingo! Sight Words is a fun and interactive word game where children learn to quickly recognise and read most frequently used sight words in a fun, fast-paced version of the classic game of Bingo! Sight words are the most frequently used words in the English language and make up about 50-75% of all written material. They also tend to be words where the spelling isn't straightforward. Learning and mastering sight words is a key step in becoming a successful, fluent reader. The sight words used in this game have been specially selected by leading educators as the most fundamental for reading development.

    Features: 72 Zingo! Sight Words Tiles, 6 Double-sided Zingo! Cards, 1 Zingo! Zinger, Instructions and Learning Guide. 

    For 4-8 year olds.

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