A: You can create 60 modern English words with the blocks. Note that this number does not include nonsensical words that can also be created. Nonsensical words are also extremely helpful in teaching children how to decode and blend together letter sounds. Furthermore, exposing children to words both real and nonsensical helps them develop a more vibrant vocabulary base.
A: Absolutely! We only use safe, water-based finish on our beech wood blocks. All of our products go through stringent lab testing to ensure that we are not only compliant to ASTM F963 and CA Prop 65 U.S. Toy Safety Standards, but that we exceed those standards! We are proud to offer a wood toy that is not only safe for your kids, but for the environment.
A: While it is extremely helpful for your child to already know the sounds of the letters of the alphabet, it is not necessary to wait to use these reading blocks. Our Spin-and-Read Blocks come with an accompanying alphabet card that helps guide children on the correct sounds of the letters. Parental guidance in the beginning is helpful for children to see how letter sounds correlate to its written form, and to also see how putting letters together create their own sound. These blocks then reinforce that knowledge and provide endless amounts of practice and exploration through touch, sight, hearing, and speaking.
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