Early Years

Communication and Language

  • Reading Together Fairy Tale Phonics Collection with Poster - 8 Books - Collection - 9781786171559
    RTFT 3 years +
    3 years +
    (4)
    • £9.99
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    With familiar fairy tales, this eight-book collection is perfect for children to share with their parents as they begin to learn about phonics.

    Including Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Puss in Boots, the fairy tales have been carefully retold to help children develop their decoding skills and link different letters to distinct sounds.There are also sounding out and word-building activities to partake in.

    All the books come with 70 reusable stickers and there's even a poster which features all 44 sounds that are practised in the books. There are also helpful hints for grown-ups on what sounds they should focus on while they read, scattered throughout the books.

    Poster dimensions: 550 x 645mm.
  • Behaviour Matters Collection - 6 Books - Collection - 9781445164298 - Sue Graves & Trevor Dunton
    BEHV 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £6.99
    • RRP £41.94
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    • Just £1.17 per book
    Covering familiar topics including sharing, being left out and bullying, these books will help children understand why they experience these feelings and behaviours.

    Each book has bright and appealing animal characters and and will encourage children to explore their changing feelings. They all also have activities to complete and ideas that will inspire discussion around the topics.

    These books support the Personal, Social and Emotional Development Area of the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • BBFC Toddlers
    Toddlers
    (1)
    • £3.99
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    With six little books stored inside one bigger book-shaped case, this is a great way to introduce first concepts to any toddler!

    With simple texts and bright illustrations throughout, this is visually stimulating and sure to delight.

    The chunky little books will also help children stimulate their senses and inspire their imaginations.
  • My Very First French Words Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781773252438
    MFFW 3 years +
    3 years +
    (2)
    • £9.99
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    This 10-book collection will help young children learn their first words in both English and French.

    All of these books have appealing images of the subject with the English definition on one page and then another picture of the same object or saying, accompanied by the French translation. There is one word and its translation on each double-page spread.

    Suitable for children aged 3 and over, these books cover topics ranging from family and nature to the things found at the park and at the beach.
    Format: paperback
  • My Very First Spanish Words Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781773252377
    MFSW 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £9.99
    • RRP £39.90
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    This 10-book collection will help young children learn their first words in both English and Spanish.

    All of these books have appealing images of the subject with the English definition on one page and then another picture of the same object, thing or saying on the opposite page, all accompanied by the Spanish translation. There is one word and its translation on each double-page spread.

    Suitable for children aged 3 and over, these books cover topics ranging from family and nature to the things found at the park and at the beach.
    Format: paperback
  • ED2106 Toddlers
    Toddlers
    (1)
    • £6.99
    Children can spell out their name (or many other words) and play with a bright and colourful train with this awesome set.

    The train is easy to put together and the carriages come in a range of colours that can also be slotted together. Every letter of the alphabet is included in lower case and there are also extra vowel letters. A great way of getting your children's learning of letters on track and for them to develop their hand-eye coordination.

    Ages 1 plus

    Box size: 210 x 300mm
  • CN0694 3 years +
    3 years +
    (2)
    • £6.99
    Alphabet lacing cards provide a fun way of learning about the alphabet and are also good for cognitive development.

    This is a set of 26 double-sided shaped cards and each one features a fun and colourful illustration on one side and the name of the object and the lower-case letter it starts with on the reverse.

    Children can use the laces to string together matching letters, make their own words or even complete the alphabet. Among the pieces are a duck (d), a cat (c), jelly (j) and a violin (v).

    Ages 3 plus
    Packaging size: 330 x 275mm
  • HLLO 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Children (and you!) will love learning how to greet people with this gorgeous and interactive atlas of hellos.

    With one basic premise - encouraging children to say 'hi' throughout the world - this book celebrates the joys of language and introduces children and young readers to multiple nations. There are also facts to pore over and tabs to lift that reveal the correct pronunciation for each welcome.

    From how to say 'hi' in hieroglyphics to saying 'hao' in Native American hand talk, Hello World is a beautiful book that opens up a world of exploration and greetings.
  • FFRW 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Very young children can learn their first words in French with this bright and beautiful book.

    Bursting with pictures of cuddly teddy bears, this book includes English translations and pronunciation guides for over 100 useful words for beginners.

    The hardback format and appealing artwork make this perfect for any child looking to take their first steps in French.
  • Learn with Elmer Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781783447282
    ELMF 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £15.96
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    • Just £1.25 per book
    Young children can learn all about actions, colours, numbers and shapes with this cute set of little board books starring Elmer the patchwork elephant.

    It presents basic first concepts in a way that babies and toddlers will find fun and accessible.

    David McKee's Elmer books have sold 7 million books all around the world so who better to introduce essential concepts than this excellent elephant? These books offer a trunk load of fun.

    Format: board book
  • FSPW 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
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    Very young children can learn their first words in Spanish with this bright and beautiful hardback book.

    Bursting with pictures of cuddly teddy bears doing all sorts of day-to-day things, this book includes English translations and pronunciation guides for over 100 useful words for beginners.

    It's presented in a very clean fashion and is perfect for any child taking their first steps in Spanish.
  • KE1253 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £3.99
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    Children can learn lots of first words with the help of their favourite Disney characters in this picture dictionary. It features over 900 words and explains their meanings and definitions.

    Rapunzel, Aladdin and Woody all star and provide a lively introduction to new words for young children.
  • LGBW 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
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    With pictures of Minifigures, vehicles, sets and scenes, children aged 5 and over can build up their knowledge of 500 early words with this awesome LEGO book.

    From police officers catching crooks to firefighters going through their training drills and hot dog sellers cooking up tasty snacks, all the scenes in this book are delightfully busy and all the interesting words are clearly labelled.

    Activities like spotting recurring characters and finding hidden objects will keep children engaged as they learn words that will come in useful in their day-to-day lives.
  • AAEIJ Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £6.29
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    Eric Carle's exuberantly coloured artwork and favourite animals make this rhythmic story the perfect introduction to looking and learning about colours. Each spread leads seamlessly into the next and young children will delight in Eric's colourful collage of animals and simple repetitive language.
  • Ladybird: Key Words Collection - 36 Books - Collection - 9780723296782
    LKWC 4 years +
    4 years +
    (10)
    • £29.99
    • RRP £107.64
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    • Just 83.00p per book
    With three books each spread across one of 12 different reading levels, Key Words with Peter and Jane uses some of the most frequent words in the English language as a starting point for learning to read successfully and confidently.

    Series A introduces new words, Series B provides further practice of these words and then Series C links reading with writing and phonics. All the words introduced in Series A and B are then reinforced in Series C.

    Scientifically researched and world renowned, the books follow Peter and Jane as they explore and have adventures. The traditional Ladybird style of artwork makes these great for parents to read along with children, too.
  • ED2093 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £5.99
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    Children can learn a range of words and colours as they play this fun game, which ties in with the Early Years Curriculum.

    Ages 3 plus
    Box size 265 x 190mm
  • CT0639 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £11.98
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    Children can have fun while learning about the alphabet and numbers with these two interactive jigsaw puzzles.

    Each puzzle piece has a number or letter on one side and on the reverse is a question relating to the image. All you have to do is ask your child (or children - this is suitable for 1 or more players!) the question and then place it down in position when they correctly answer.

    These puzzles provide an exciting, visual way to get to grips with early learning concepts.

    Ages 3 plus

    Box size: 195 x 250mm. Completed jigsaw size: 430 x 430mm.
  • PZ2029 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £6.99
    • RRP £12.99
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    Alphabet Puzzles provides an interactive way for children to learn all about the alphabet.

    Each letter is made of chunky pieces that are perfect for little hands, and a child can match each shape to build up the alphabet. This is a fun way to not only learn about letters but also develop hand-eye coordination and problem-solving skills.

    Box size: 500 x 155mm
  • My First Reading Library Collection - 50 Books - Collection - 9781409570202 - Various
    MFSC 3 years +
    3 years +
    (11)
    • £29.99
    • RRP £199.50
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    • Just 60.00p per book
    Perfect for sharing at bedtime and also a great way for children to get to grips with reading independently as they embark on their own reading journeys, this massive 50-book collection from Usborne will quickly become a bookshelf favourite.

    With gorgeous illustrations and easy-to-follow plots, the stories cover wishes, magic and animals and are sure to be returned to again and again.

    Of the books featured in this collection, 22 are from the Usborne Very First Reading range, which is designed specifically for shared reading, while 12 are from Level One and 16 from Level Two, which are designed for the child to take over a greater share of the story.
  • AJL2 4 years +
    4 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £3.99
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    Lea's Birthday is a Yellow book banded book that will help children develop their vocabulary and learn new words. It's ideal for newly independent readers.
  • AAKQO 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    If you're a bit rusty on the words to Hey Diddle Diddle, Little Bo Peep or Goosey Goosey Gander and other nursery rhymes, then this collection is a best buy! With gorgeous illustrations, touch-and-feel features and an audio CD, Nursery Rhymes is a lovely collection with tons of baby and toddler appeal.

  • AYIFO 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £6.89
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    A practical workbook full of simple but effective exercises to complete which help learn 20 of the most common tricky words, including 'the', in'to', 'I' and 'said'. Little ones will love to meet Tricky Witch, as she introduces and explains the tricky words, and to play the fun games with pull-out interactive learning cards. The Pages are wipe clean, so that all the activities can be wiped away and repeated.
  • AMKJH 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £3.89
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    At Home With Sounds and Rhymes is full of learning activities for young children to do at home. If offers a variety of matching activities to help children to learn to read. Sounds are important because they link how we say words to how we write them on a page. Rhymes are important because they show there are patterns of sounds associated with patterns of letters. The activities help children grasp individual letter shapes, associate letters with sounds, look at beginnings, endings and rhyming endings. The fun illustrations encourage using a pencil in a controlled way and improve hand-eye coordination. Useful tips support adults so that they can encourage learning gently - plus there are more than enough funky stickers to reward your child as they complete each activity! This book is ideal to build confidence in reading for a child's first years at school.
  • AHVSY
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    The laminated flashcards in this pack are ideal for teachers, parents and carers to teach the most common sight words to children aged 4+. Single words appear in clear, appealing text on the double-sided cards, which are perfect for individual or class work. Notes are included with handy suggestions for games and activities with the cards.