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.
Versatile, Multi-level, & Designed for Self-Guidance
Our CVC flashcards are double-sided to promote independent learning! The heavy-duty flashcards are designed to grow with your child.
One side features a picture with its written word, and the other side features just the picture. This allows both absolute beginners and more advanced readers to engage in self-correction and provides endless ideas for phonics games and activities.
Traditional, Familiar Print
Our blocks feature a plain, traditional print already familiar to your beginner reader. This is so he or she can confidently build upon existing knowledge.
Our carefully selected letter combinations maximize the number of decodable words familiar to young children, which creates a cycle of positive affirmation as they master word after word. (But don't forget nonsense words are normal, and great for practice & word recognition too!!)
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 blocks are safe and non-toxic, and certified by TUV SUD, a global regulatory compliance company, to exceed toy safety regulations in the US, Canada, U.K., EU, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.
⭐ This is for you if: ⭐
✔️ 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.
WHY PEOPLE LOVE US
"... 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!"
"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 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 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!
"These are perfect for little hands. They move easily and are perfect for beginner readers, minimal pairs, letter recognition, and so much more. Highly recommend!"