The Easy Alphabet builds strong letter-sound links to help ensure no child 'slips through the cracks' in the formative years.
Strong letter-sound knowledge is a vital part of learning to read and write. If we cannot hear sounds within words or link letters to specific sounds we cannot decipher words for reading, writing or spelling.
The Easy Alphabet is an excellent tool for helping young children build strong letter-sound links. Featuring an embedded picture mnemonic, this fun and colourful alphabet is particularly effective for those with literacy challenges, including dyslexia. Use with any evidence-based phonics program to maximise letter-sound knowledge for every child.
Easy Alphabet features
Uses embedded picture mnemonics
Ideal for children with literacy challenges
Picture and story improve letter recall enabling faster progress
Reduces letter reversals when writing
The directional cues for writing help strengthen letter shape awareness
Integrates with any phonics program
Use with classroom phonics or Tier 2 intervention program to maximise letter and sound knowledge for all children
Inspires beginner readers
The 'story' and colourful characters enable 4-6 year olds to establish strong letter-sound links from start of journey reading journey
Australian 'beginner' font
The Easy Alphabet is made right here for Aussie kids
An integrated approach
When learning letters and sounds, consistency of message and repetition are vital. The Easy Alphabet product range offer an integrated approach to building strong letter-sound knowledge.
1. Practice Sheets
An essential first step. Set includes 30 sheets - all 26 letters plus 'sh', 'ch', 'th', 'wh', 'qu' and 'ng'. Each sheet features one unique picture 'story' and provides explicit instruction on how to identify the letter sound within the story and how to say the sound correctly. Children practice drawing the picture (to improve recall of the letter shape) and writing the letter. The embedded story cue and directional arrow cues help eliminate letter reversals, a common problem for young children.
2. Display cards
Our colourful display cards, featuring both the 'story' and picture cue, are ideal for visual reinforcement around the classroom or at home on the bedroom wall. The set includes 32 cards - all 26 letters of the alphabet, plus 'common digraphs sh', 'ch', 'th', 'wh', 'qu' and 'ng'. Available in A4 and A5 format.
3. Alphabet desk mate
Our desk mate helps children build independence when learning to write. The desk mate features all 26 Easy Alphabet characters and their corresponding letters, plus directional cues to help ensure children form letter shapes correctly when practising writing. Place on the desk at school or home and watch letter recall and confidence grow.