I thought that these would be brilliant for my older grandson who is just learning to read and write at school. He is very keen to practise his skills so these seemed to be just what we needed to help him. They are brightly coloured, attractive and have both upper and lower cases. Unfortunately, there is only one of each letter and many of the basic 100 words require more than one of the same vowel. eg 'there'. It is a shame as they are beautifully made.