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Glitter Foam Self-Adhesive Letters (Pack of 850) by Baker Ross
My son has a slight stutter, so at bath time I began to use foam bathtime letters to get him to examine all the different syllable sounds, the idea being to break down words into small manageable chunks. Of course this led to his beginning to spell, so I thought I'd invest in some of these 'sticky letters'. I soon realised I'd stumbled on a hit. They are very attractive, and fun to use - kids love them.

He is now 37 months old; his speech is much better, his hand co-ordination is much improved after fiddling about taking the letters off the sheets, and of course we have the bonus of his being able to spell a lot of words. The only problem is that he gets these 'sticky letters'… Read more
What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson
What the Ladybird Heard by Julia Donaldson
My son loves this book and loves to join in by chanting the ends of the lines on every page. He loves the rhymes, he loves the rhythms of the lines, he loves finding the ladybirds, and he loves the plot - especially the bit where the robbers are arrested and taken away. The word-play is good for speech and (eventually)reading and spelling, and the plot is, umm, arresting (!) for a two year old. He also loves comparing the farm pic at the beginning - where the animals are all in their enclosures - to the farm pic at the end where the animals have all been allowed out.

This is my - and my son's - all time number one, and I agree entirely that Amazon should allow more than 5 stars… Read more
Brilliant Psychology: How to Understand Yourself a&hellip by Ms Louise Deacon
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Many popular psychology books offer a host of interesting but useless tips you'll never actually use - this book, however, is full of tips you WILL find useful and use. My fear is that the title feels a little too pigeonholed and it might deter some potential customers. The book is full of practical and useful stuff that could be useful to anyone interested in the massive range of people skills covered.

In short it's a great book for parents, salespeople, managers, teachers, people looking for love, people dealing with difficult people, people going for interviews, people involved in advertising etc.