PLAY: Kickstart your child’s alphabet with these 9 AWESOME ABC toys!

21 March 2019

With these great ABC toys, introducing the shapes and sounds of the alphabet to your little one has never been more fun!

Wooden ABC & 123 Abacus

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Featuring 36 colourful double-sided tiles, this timeless educational toy from Melissa & Doug is an early-learning essential! The wooden frame includes all the letters of the alphabet as well as the numbers 1 through 10 on one side and gorgeous illustrations on the other. The spinning tiles encourage children to play, explore, and learn.

Suitable for ages 2+ years

ABC Blocks & Wagon - 28 Piece Eco Friendly Wooden Block Set

blocks and cart

Handmade using sustainably sourced timber and painted with non-toxic toddler friendly paints, this beautiful Uncle Goose ABC Blocks & Wagon is a great addition to any toy room.

Younger kids can stack the blocks and use the wagon to tow teddies. As they get older, the blocks are great for early reading and forming basic words.

Suitable for ages 2+ years


Alphabet Lotto Game

Alphabet lotto

This Alphabet Lotto game from Orchard Toys is a fun way to learn the letters of the alphabet. Simple to play, but educational and engaging, try to be the first player to find all the cards that match the letters or pictures on your lotto board. Lightweight and compact it’s perfect for a weekend away, or when out to dinner. For 2-5 players.

Suitable for ages: 3+ years


Magnificent World of ABC - Animals

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This educational activity set from Tiger Tribe is a fun, interactive way for early learners to discover the alphabet, recognise words and form connections between letters and sounds. Simply choose a group card, find the picture magnets that match the card, and spell out the words on the card using the magnetic letters.

Comes in a practical and robust carry case to keep the cards and magnetic pieces together. Educational and, more importantly, fun! Also comes in a Food set. 

Suitable for ages: 3+ years


Alphabet Stamp Set

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Packaged in a beautiful wooden box, this stamp set from Melissa & Doug set includes 56 high-quality rubber stamps with both upper and lower-case letters, along with punctuation marks. Each letter is contoured with wooden handles and the stamp pad offers 4 colours of washable ink: green, orange, red and blue.

Suitable for ages: 4+ years


See & Spell Wooden Spelling Puzzle

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This Melissa & Doug See and Spell wooden puzzle helps teach letter and picture recognition as well as colour recognition, letter sounds, and fine motor skills. With eight double-sided wooden spelling boards and over 50 wooden letters this early learning kit engages kids for hours, encouraging problem solving and developing beginner spelling skills.

Suitable for ages: 4+ years


Letters Wooden Puzzle Cards

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This Melissa and Doug wooden alphabet box is filled with 26 two-piece wooden puzzles, pairing upper and lowercase letters with illustrations to match. Each puzzle piece fits only with its correct match, so children can work by themselves to learn letters in a way that's fun and frustration-free.

Suitable for ages: 4+ years


Created By Me! Alphabet Beads Wooden Activity Kit


This beautifully crafted set of wooden beads from Melissa & Doug includes over 200 assorted beads in bold letters and colourful shapes with 8 brightly coloured laces. Your little jeweller can create fabulous bracelets and necklaces by threading the beads on the laces. Packed in a handy wooden tray, this delightful craft activity kit develops both creativity and fine motor skills.

Suitable for ages: 4+ years


My First Bananagrams Word Game


With multiple ways to play, My First Bananagrams is an award-winning word game that helps young readers with spelling and literacy skills. Nurture a love for wordplay and word games, using lowercase letters, word-building and combo-letter tiles. Stored in a handy pouch, it is portable enough to take on trips, or when heading out for dinner.

Suitable for ages 4+ years


Zingo! Word Builder Game


This Word Builder Game version of Zingo from ThinkFun is the perfect confidence booster for early readers! With two levels of play, this game is designed to engage and support both beginner and more experienced readers. Teaching spelling and vocabulary, it is ideal for players who are just learning how to put letters together to form words,
Boost academic skills and have tons of fun with the whole family.

Suitable for ages 5+ years


This post is courtesy of Rainbow Fun

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