Reading made simple, inviting, and fun.
Learn to read by building three-letter words. Transform CAT < HAT and HAT < BAG.
Build 3-letter CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words & explore how to spell, read, and rhyme with this tactile, movable CVC phonics toy. Each of the 5 wooden rods features one vowel and a set of consonants that rotate.
AGE RANGE: 3 - 6
DISCOVER THE SIMPLICITY & MAGIC OF READING: Discover how easy it is to read! These spinning letter blocks make it so fun for children to string letter sounds together to form a word.
SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING: Spin it, rhyme it & match it with 62 common words & a set of 30 double-sided CVC flashcards. Designed for matching & self-correcting. The set comes with an alphabet letter sounds guide for pronunciation support.
TRAVEL-FRIENDLY: Compact with bounded flashcards & a travel tote bag.
ALL-IN-ONE LEARNING MONTESSORI TOY FOR TODDLERS: This reading set makes an excellent educational learning toy gift. The set provides game ideas and free access to more phonics practice, including our 25-page phonics CVC Worksheet Set. For more info, click HERE.
- 5 wooden phonetic reading block rods each with 1 featured vowel
- 1 set of 30 double-sided flashcards bounded by a removable metal ring. (Six color-coded cards per vowel).
- 1 tote bag
- 1 gift-ready box
- 1 alphabet chart + play ideas card
- Free access to our 26-page Phonics Worksheet. For more info click HERE.
Made with durable & sustainable solid German beech wood, a hardwood that will keep its shape and beauty for years.
Take the complexity out of teaching your child how to read.
Take the complexity out of teaching your child how to read.
Our phonetic reading blocks are inspired by the Montessori philosophy that toys & material should be multi-sensory, self-corrective, and natural. These rotating wooden phonetic blocks introduce the magic of letter blending and make learning to read, decode, and rhyme straight-forward and empowering.
All without the screens.
The Benefits of Phonics
A study in 2019 showed that 65% of fourth graders in the U.S. are not proficient readers. This statistic is alarming and sad. On the flip side, studies show that phonics instruction greatly improves a child's foundation for word recognition, spelling, and reading comprehension.
A proper phonics foundation allows one:
1) to see the relationships between sounds and their spellings.
2) to move towards reading fluency.
3) learn to decode instead of guessing.
Learning to read doesn't happen "naturally," but must be taught. So, let's help them learn. Let's give them the right tools to learn and be empowered.
What are CVC words?
Three-letter words are English words in its simplest, most elementary form. These words are also called CVC words or consonant-vowel-consonant decodable words.
Learning the patterns in words helps establish a strong foundation for advancing reading skills. For instance, simple 3-letter words such as H-A-T and D-I-P and F-U-N are easy words that will allow your child to start reading short stories quickly. Talk about a confidence booster!
From our customers
My favourite reading toy! My (then) 3yo uses it to practice his CVC spelling, match the words to the flashcards and read aloud. It also helps strengthen my 2yo's fine motor skills. She enjoys spinning the blocks, and I don't have to worry about splinters because these blocks are smooth, sturdy and well made. It comes with a handy pouch so I can bring it along car rides. Overall a very well thought out and educational toy.
I bought this set to practise CVC word spelling for my daughter (Kindergarten) and supporting CVC word familiarity for my son (Preschool). Love the wooden block structure, awesome quality! And, love that the picture cards are double-sided - one side only picture, the other with the word along with the picture. My daughter spells the word looking at the pictures only and then checks her work by turning the card while my son just copies the word from card to blocks. A great product for early learners. Thank You!
The quality of the item (down to the packaging!) was great. The suggestions for how to keep them interesting were so helpful and our kids love them! I am so happy I bought them here instead of the slightly cheaper plastic ones. Definitely worth the difference.
I am both a parent as well as a Kindergarten teacher and I just want to say that I am thoroughly impressed with these spin-and-read blocks. My 3 year old daughter was able to use them by way of a simple matching activity and she was even starting to make connections between a few of the letters and their associated sounds within the first 10 minutes of playing with these learning tools. The blocks are sturdy and the flashcards are vibrant and enticing...
CVC Phonics Worksheet Set
25-PAGE CVC PHONICS WORKSHEET SET ACCESS
Get free access to our Phonics Worksheet Set. This worksheet set will provide writing, spelling, and identification practice for your beginner reader.
Plastic-free & Durable
Take care of the earth by choosing sustainably-harvested wooden toys that extend past the life of many plastic toys. We choose beech wood for its extreme hardiness and beauty.
Our wooden set is safe and non-toxic, and certified by TÜV SÜD, a global regulatory compliance company, to exceed toy safety regulations in the US, Canada, U.K., EU, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.
Learn more about wood types here.
⭐ Developmental Benefits ⭐
✔️ You have a toddler, preschooler, pre-K, or kindergartener, or anyone aspiring to read.
✔️ You have no idea how to introduce reading.
✔️ You want to start with phonics.
✔️ You are looking for something classic, multi-sensory, portable, and easy to clean up.
✔️ You are looking for a worthwhile "educational" toy and gift for your child.
✔️ You believe self-exploration and independence within guidelines is the best way to learn.
You can create 62 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.
You will receive a set of instructions on how to get your download inside the product box.
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 Toy Safety Standards, but that we exceed those standards including: US (ASTM-F963), Canada (SOR 2011-7 & SOR 2018), Australia & New Zealand (ISO 8124), the EU & UK (BS EN-71), and Japan (JFSL).
We are proud to offer a wood toy that is not only safe for your kids, but for the environment.
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.
That's a great question! While we recognize the tremendous value fonts such as D'Nealian present for learning writing (as well as being a precursor to cursive), we also recognize that for most of the children who use our blocks, a standard font they are already familiar with builds upon their existing letter knowledge since most children's material today are not in pre-cursive fonts. As our reading blocks are not only strictly used in Montessori circles, we chose a standard "child-friendly" font to allow children from any background or educational philosophy to benefit from using our phonetic reading blocks.
Since our blocks are made with completely solid wood, versus MDF or plastic, there will be natural variations to the cut of each individual block and how it fits together with its partnering blocks. Each block is unique with character, so please note this does not operate like a machine-made plastic toy!
If the rotation of your blocks is slightly tight, it can be loosened by turning the blocks several times back and forth or lightly knocking it on its side. Humidity levels can cause wood to expand at times.
If the rods are still too tight, please contact us!
If there are any issues with your set, please contact us right away! We will be happy to make it right for you!