Reading Activities

Edge Toys Word Building Tin


  A set of durable magnetic Alphabet Letters and Phonemes that children can play with, build words with, and learn to match the sounds of language with the sound pictures (letters) that represent them.

Contents: 1 metal tin, 199 Alphabet Sound Picture Magnets (including multiple letter Sound Picture Magnets: qu, sh, ch, th, ck, ll, ss, zz, oe, oa, ow, ou, oo, ee, ie igh and the sound pictures of latin origin: tion, sion, cian, sure, ture, cial & tial)

This activity develops: fine motor skills, visual discrimination skills, auditory discrimination skills, phoneme awareness, knowledge of the nature of language:

  • language is made of sounds
  • letters are pictures of those sounds
  • some sound pictures have more than one letter (e.g. ‘sh’ in the word ship)
  • awareness that sounds can be blended together in words (e.g. c a t = cat) or can be segmented (what is the first sound in dog?)

Endorsed by Read For Africa

This set can be used for teaching level 1 to level 5 words as part of the Phono-Graphix Reading and Spelling Method

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This set also aligns with the Pink and Blue levels of the Montessori method of teaching reading and spelling.

En nou kan ons woordbou in Afrikaans met die Woorde Skatkis

 Die spel is ideaal vir Afrikaanse leerders wat leer om te lees en spel in hul Moedertaal. 

Die spel kom met 150 Afrikaans magneties klankprente. Jy kan woorde bou op die blikke of die yskas ook.



A great way to help Second Language Afrikaans learners improve their reading and spelling. This set has 150 magnetic sound pictures with which you can build many Afrikaans words and get to grips with the various ways the words are spelled.


Bou woorde met klankprente, van die basiese pienk vokale en konsonante, tot die meer gevorderde klankprente soos oei, eeu, sj, tj en oë.  

Aanbeveel deur Read For Africa

Hierdie stel kan gebruik word vir die onderrig van vlak 1 (pienk), vlak 2 (blou), vlak 3 (groen), vlak 4 (pers) en vlak 5 (geel) woorde as deel van die Phono-Graphix Lees- en spelmetode (vir meer inligting besoek

Thinkfun Zingo Sight Words R420

A fun and interactive word game that brings fast-paced excitement and learning to the classic game of Bingo! Great as a family game or a fun activity for a foundation phase classroom. 2 to 6 players. It has 72 words tiles and 6 double sided Zingo Cards.

Thinkfun Zingo Word Builder R420

Have fun while learning spelling, word recognition, letter sounds, consonants and vowels.

This a fun way to learn to build words, with two levels of play to engage players from beginners to more experienced readers.


Colourful, durable educational games which help build literacy and basic reading skills. 

Made in Britain from 100% recycled board.

Learning made fun!

Match & Spell R280

A fun first reading and spelling game. 

Build 3 and 4 sound words. For Ages 4 to 8. 


Alphabet Lotto R320

Four ways to play this game, you can increase the difficulty as the child learns. A fun way to learn the letters of the alphabet. For Ages 3 to 7.

Slug in a Jug R240

Make silly sentences, find the rhymes or match rhyming pairs – 3 ways to play. For Ages 5 to 9.

Match and Spell

Your child can learn to blend, segment and sound out words – important foundational skills for becoming a strong reader. 

Alphabet Lotto

Slug in a Jug

Pass The Word R320

Match & Spell Next Steps R280

Giant Alphabet Puzzle R375

Aphabet Flashcards R240

Build Pre-literacy Skills with Toddler Books

Children begin their literacy journey from young. Basic pre-literacy skills include knowing that you turn pages from left to right, knowing to hold a book the right way up, looking at pictures and talking about them, as well as understanding that books are linked with words and stories. 

These skills can be encouraged from young by providing baby books and reading the books to your child. 

A child who reads becomes an adult who thinks!


Animal Bath Book R100

This plastic bath book is a great way to teach the concepts of reading, looking at pictures and turning pages to your toddler. 

Sea Theme Bath Book R100

There is nothing better than combining bathing and reading with this great plastic book with a fish theme.