Early Years

First Concepts

  • CLRS 3 years +
    Samantha Meredith
    3 years +
    • £3.99
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    This interactive book gives children a warm welcome to the world of colour!

    With die-cut, cut-out 3D pieces to touch on every page and rhymes to enjoy as they read through the book, this helps make early learning fun and is a vibrant introduction to the colours of the rainbow.

    Not suitable for children aged under 36 months.
  • SHTH 3 years +
    Jane McGuinness
    3 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £11.99
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    Say hi to Hedgehog with this delightful nature storybook.

    With gorgeous illustrations, it follows the little creature throughout the year and shows children what hedgehogs (and hoglets) like to eat, how they hunt for food and even how they build their nests. It covers the life cycle all the way from a tiny hoglet to a healthy adult and explains how they prepare for hibernation.

    The book finishes with author and illustrator Jane McGuinness giving tips on how you can make your garden hedgehog-friendly and help our spiky pals survive the winter.
  • ALFW Babies
    Babies
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    The Alphaprints artwork combines fingerprints with everyday items to create something that is eye-catching and incredible. In this book, it's used to introduce children to various first words.

    The artwork is refreshingly different and the fingerprints are embossed, making this book a visual and tactile treat. The first words are also ones that babies and toddlers will recognise from their day-to-day lives.
  • FWN2 3 years +
    Collins Easy Learning
    3 years +
    • £3.99
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    Children can have fun learning their first words by making use of these colourful flashcards featuring pictures and words.

    A fun and easy way of building confidence and preparing for school, the cards feature fun ideas for games to play and helpful guidance for parents.

    The set contains 31 word and picture cards, 11 high-frequency word cards and 7 rhyming and nonsense word activity cards.
  • My Book of ... Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781848696181
    MBKO 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £5.00
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    • Just 83.00p per book
    These picture books are hugely colourful and feature appealing artwork from illustrators Britta Teckentrup and Kasia Nowowiejska.

    They cover all kinds of exciting themes and are ideal for teaching children first words and developing their coordination skills and cognitive development.

    My Book of Farm Noises introduces the animals found on the farm and the sounds they make; My Book of Animal Babies looks at what animals look like (and what they're called) when they are young; and My Book of First Words will help children learn the terms for everyday items. There are also accessible books covering opposites, counting and colours.
  • EDWS 3 years +
    3 years +
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    With double-sided pages, this giant, fun-filled activity floor pad introduces the early learning concepts of words and shapes.

    It has reusable stickers and plenty of easy-to-follow activities (including writing practice, dot-to-dots and colouring in) that will help children prepare for school and get to grips with these important concepts.
  • EDCC 3 years +
    3 years +
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    This fun-filled activity floor pad introduces the early learning concepts of colours and counting and is full of appealing artwork.

    It has double-sided pages, reusable stickers and plenty of easy-to-follow activities that will help children prepare for when they go to school and get to grips with these important concepts.
  • NFZ2 Babies
    Babies
    (1)
    • £3.99
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    Every baby is different, but in some ways they are very much the same. Each one has 10 little fingers and 10 little toes - to play with, to tickle and to wave...

    Written in flowing rhyme by Mem Fox and with artwork from We're Going on a Bear Hunt illustrator Helen Oxenbury, this is a lovely board book to share with little children during playtime, bedtime, in fact, any time at all!

    It will also make a great gift for any new arrival.
  • The Shirley Hughes Nursery Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781406372823 - Shirley Hughes
    SHRL Toddlers
    Toddlers
    (7)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £61.90
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    The author of Dogger and Alfie, Shirley Hughes is one of the world's favourite children's authors and her traditional style of artwork has become iconic.

    This collection, presented in a beautiful cloth bag, will introduce nursery-aged children to a number of first concepts and experiences, including the alphabet, numbers and colours.

    The set also contains a book covering every season of the year. With their gentle text and beautiful artwork, these are books that will be returned to time and time again as children grow up and learn with them.
  • AWA2 Toddlers
    Julia Donaldson
    Toddlers
    (1)
    • £3.99
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    Based on the bestselling toddler series from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the team behind the Gruffalo, this book can help kids learn all about colours with their favourite characters from Acorn Wood.

    Can they see Fox's blue socks? What about Bear's red waistcoat, or the yellow flowers in Rabbit's garden? This has plenty of things to spot and will help children identify colours with ease.
  • AWB2 Toddlers
    Julia Donaldson
    Toddlers
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    The beloved characters from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's Tales from Acorn Wood series can help toddlers learn how to count in this stunning book.

    One pig playing hide-and-seek; two socks that Fox has lost; three letters for Bear to deliver; and four mice keeping Rabbit awake... This book is perfect when it comes to providing an introduction to counting and numbers.
  • My Wall Chart for Ages 3 Plus - Other - 9781782968511
    ST2663 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £3.00
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    These four colourful wall charts will help children aged 3 and over learn the alphabet, their first numbers, colours and shapes and the animals and objects that can be found on the farm.

    Beautifully illustrated and very eye-catching, these will help children learn a range of important first concepts before they even start school.

    Ages 3 plus

    Box dimensions: 530 x 200mm. Each poster: 750 x 520mm
  • AAIRI
    Rufus Butler Seder
    • £9.89
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    'Can you waddle like a penguin with a little orange beak? Wiggle-wiggle-waggle! Squeak-squeak-squeak'! 'Can you stomp like an elephant with a big old purple trunk? Boom-boom-badoom! Crunch-crunch-crunch'! All animals move, but how they move - whether they waddle, stomp, or fly, is a source of endless fascination for children. "Waddle!", like its predecessors "Gallop!" and "Kick!", uses 'scanimation' technology to simulate movement by the simple turning of a page. Unlike the previous two books, though, "Waddle!" also introduces colour into the text and illustrations, so children are learning two key preschool concepts at once: colours and motion. Leaping green frogs, flapping red hummingbirds, slithering yellow snakes, these animals are truly amazing to see.
  • BIBDY
    Pippa Goodhart
    • £8.79
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    Zoom off into space for an adventure where YOU CHOOSE what happens next. Which alien would you most like to be friends with? And what fantastically freaky food will you decide to munch for lunch? The possibilities are infinite in this mesmerising creative toolkit which will inspire children from 3 up to make their own stories time and again - a spectacular sequel to the bestselling You Choose - it's out of this world!
  • APORT 3 years +
    Anna Milbourne
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £4.79
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    This is an artist-led picture book, which introduces young children to the vastness of the universe, how far away the moon is, what gravity is and the concept of space travel through a gentle and captivating story about an imaginative little girl. Combining full colour illustrations with NASA photographs from the surface of the moon, this beautifully illustrated picture book takes young children on an amazing journey into outer space. The story's use of rhythmic text generates an evocative and friendly tale, taking children on a magical and informative journey.
  • AAJBG 4 years +
    Debi Gliori
    4 years +
    (2)
    • £6.39
    • RRP £8.36
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    Get singing. Listen to the 60-minute CD that contains all fifty rhymes from the book, and have great fun singing along with your child as you follow the words on the page together. Beautifully illustrated with a sprinkle of magic so you can enjoy all your favourite rhymes from "Little Miss Muffet", "Hickory Dickory Dock" to "Ring Around the Rosy" and "Old Mother Hubbard". It is great for sharing at any time of day.
  • ADUWV 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £6.89
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    With simple instructions, appealing illustrations and a wipe-clean surface that allows for endless mistakes, Wipe Clean Numbers is a fun work book. The book comes with its own special pen and will gradually help build youngsters' confidence and pen control, as well as encourage them to recognise numbers.

  • ALKMI 3 years +
    Roger Priddy
    3 years +
    • £6.89
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    Learn To Write Your Letters
  • ALPMA 3 years +
    Roger Priddy
    3 years +
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    Finger and thumb prints are turned into an array of amazing animals with the addition of simple illustrations and photographs in this innovative 123 book. With imaginative, rhythmic, rhyming text which is fun for adults to read and children to listen to, Alphaprints 123 helps develop children's counting and number recognition skills. The easy-to-turn tabbed pages help little fingers find the different numbers from one through to ten.
  • AYIET 3 years +
    Roger Priddy
    3 years +
    • £6.39
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    Teach babies and toddlers their ABC with Alphaprints ABC! An innovative and engaging way to introduce the alphabet, each letter of the alphabet is formed using finger and thumb prints, turned into animals by the addition of photographs and simple illustration. With imaginative, rhythmic text to read and listen to, and embossed pages that little ones will love to touch and explore.
  • AYIFF 3 years +
    Roger Priddy
    3 years +
    • £5.59
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    A touch-and-feel first word board book with striking illustrations of all kinds of familiar things for babies to look at and learn. All of the simple images have a clear text label, and are placed on highly contrasting backgrounds. With a stimulating texture on every other page to touch and feel.
  • AYIFJ 3 years +
    Roger Priddy
    3 years +
    • £5.59
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    An introduction to numbers 1-20 with 26 pages of practical exercises that can be completed over and over again. Wipe-clean pen included.
  • AGHMQ 3 years +
    Ian Cunliffe
    3 years +
    • £5.59
    • RRP £6.99
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    Ideal for toddlers learning to count, Follow Me on the Farm is a beautiful, bright lift-the-flap book full of favourite farm animals and first numbers. Children will love following Bee as he buzzes around the busy farm, sharing his exciting news with the friendly animals. Watch Bee persuade the animals to follow him and count each one. This delightful counting book has five giant fold-out flaps for little hands and a surprise ending.
  • AGOOJ 3 years +
    Little Tiger Press
    3 years +
    • £8.89
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    Use this colourful book and puzzle pack to familiarise your child with the letters of the alphabet and their sounds. The durable, double-sided jigsaw is an excellent way to stimulate problem-solving skills while benefiting hand-eye co-ordination.