At a glanceInteractive game unit teaching phonics, spelling and counting with flashing keys plus sounds and tunes
Features and benefits for Lights and Sounds Phonics Desk
- 8 different games to play
- Teaches sounds, spelling, counting and colours
- Keys light up and flash
- Fun sounds and melodies
- Helping with early reading and builds communication skills
- Great for learning to sort and match
- Dimensions: 35.6cm x Width 34.3cm x Depth 8.3cm.
Requires 3 x AA Batteries batteries (not included)
Your child can choose between eight different activities on the Phonics Desk – five that will quiz them on letters, sounds and words, one that teaches them to count, and another two that show them colours and tunes. The desk's 26 keys that light up and flash are an easy way for your child to learn as they play.
The Phonics Desk is a great educational toy for encouraging your child in their first steps towards learning to read. As they progress through each game your child can have fun with words and sounds – learning the letters of the alphabet, how sounds are used in words and how to spell, as well as counting and colours. The alphabet desk uses the same teaching method, called phonics, used in schools, making it just right to prepare your child for the future.
The Phonics Alphabet Desk's eight educational games will keep your child interested and let them learn at their own pace – but it's so fun they won't even know they're learning. Getting the answers right gives a wonderful sense of achievement and you can make up even more games using the brightly coloured alphabet keys.
Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months.
8 games to choose from.
Game 1: Letter names and sounds - Press a letter key to hear its name and sound (phonics).
Game 2: Find the letter - Try to find the spoken letter within three attempts.
Game 3: Find the mystery letter - Try to find the mystery letter within five attempts.
Game 4: Find the first letter - The unit will ask you to find the first letter of a spoken word.
Game 5: Learn to spell - The unit will ask you to spell different words.
Game 6: Learn to count - The unit will ask you to press a specific number of keys.
Game 7: Learn about colours - The unit will ask you to find a specific colour.
Game 8: Music time - Press a key and hear a tune. The keys will flash while the music is being played.
Start and end
Pick a word on the desk, then ask your child what sound it starts with and ends with
Spot the word
Pick a letter together and spot something in the room that starts with that letter
Pick a word that is linked with a sound, such as owl car or bell. Ask your child to make the sound associated with that word.
...ELC has a great range of toys for every stage of your child's development.