Early reading and writing with hands-on playful fun! Make learning to read and write tangible and tactile, not abstract.
First, "feel" the alphabet, "see" the alphabet. Next, associate letters with objects! Puzzle-playing preschoolers marvel in using puzzle-solving skills to spell words. A great, confidence-building, teaching resource for pre-readers.
Introducing Melissa & Doug’s See & Spell! Puzzle picture & letter manipulatives assist children in pre-reading concepts, phonics, & literacy development! Using 20 puzzle pictures and more than 50 vibrant letters kids make huge gains in confidence and master new academic skills!
Learning the alphabet
Recognizing letter sounds
Associating letters with words & objects
Matching words to pictures
Visual reinforcement of words
Spelling 3 & 4 letter words
Cracking the code of the skills needed to learn to read
Exploring sounds of advanced vowel combinations
Spelling other words they know without the aid of puzzle boards
Composing short sentences
Fine motor skills are improved as children manipulate the letter pieces in the correct position on the board.
Melissa & Doug See & Spell Phonics Puzzle
A Pre-Reading, First Literacy Toy
Manipulative puzzle pieces ideal for first learning experiences
Hands-on exploration & Montessori-like approach to early learning
Essential letter recognition, phonics, beginning reading through play
Improves fine motor skills
Builds confidence; Entertaining for self play
No-fail, puzzle format appeals to young children
Letters are painted on top side only to aid children in orienting letters
Unique in feature of more commonly used lowercase letters
Make 16 playful pictures; Pictures are colorful & realistic
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But how does this help me? You can use these graphs as a general measure of it's appropriateness for a given age and gender. While this information is generally accurate, it should not be used as an absolute answer. For instance, many dinosaur toys are purchased for boys, however, that doesn't mean that it's inappropriate for a girl who happens to like dinosaurs.
NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 4 years of age.
Identified Special Needs Challenges: Speech & Language Delay
"We really focus on the letters, their sounds, other words that make those sounds. My son mixes up B's and D's this toy is really helping him identify the difference between those two letters. This toy is helping him learn both visually and hands-on."
Identified Special Needs Challenges: Apraxia,
Speech & Language Delay
"I like that there are two words on one panel. I take the panel, show one side and ask my nephew what the image is. I flip to the other side and ask him the same question. Then I ask him which image he would like to spell. He really likes the visual then spelling aspect of the puzzle, and he seems to love that there are options for him."
Product review of See & Spell
Posted 2/4/2014 by Madeleine Sare
Great product for my granddaughter, she enjoys it matching the letter puzzle pieces into the words. Colors are wonderful. It says it's for ages 4 and up but my granddaughter is 2 and loves finding the letters and doing the puzzle.
Information about See & Spell
Posted 12/30/2013 by Peggy Moore
This is a great teaching tool. My five-year-old granddaughter is learning how to decode words. We are using "See and Spell" to reinforce her consonant sounds as well as vowel introduction. Blending the sounds together in a game-like format has been a great way for her to get the bigger picture of words. It's very durable, and if my daughter can find a way to make sure all the letters get back in the "box," we will have it for a long time.
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