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yet another toy that does not use phonic sounds
on 1 February 2013
This is a pack of sturdy thick cards, the picture side has both upper and lower cases of the letter present (e.g.C,c) and then a corresponding picture, (C is Cat). But when you put your pen on the cat it says 'See" is for cat not the phonetic 'cuh'. This is no help to an early reader...'dee' is for dog, 'em' is for monkey, then there are a few more obscure cards like Q -they use a quail (perhaps a 2 yr old would recognise a queen more, my 2yr old is not an avid bird spotter and does not know his umbrella bird and quail!!) On the other side of the card is a cartoon picture of the letter which sings a song about the sound the letter makes...'See (C) makes the sound cuh (C)' but there is no association with the word cat on the other side. Kids would certainly learn there alphabet by learning the songs, and possibly the sounds the letters make. But i think it is very limited and unhelpful to an early reader. Personally wish i had not wasted my money.