Young children learn best when they are having fun! These alphabet playing cards can be an enjoyable way to learn to recognise different letters, to know which sounds they represent and use them to make words. All of the games and activities suggested in this Flashcard set can be played with an adult or older child together with one or two younger children. The cards contain: * 26 alphabet cards with example words that can be sounded out e.g. c-a-t, cat. * 26 alphabet cards with words that support initial letter recognition e.g. t-, teddy * 3 advice cards with practical advice for parents on how to use the Phonic Flashcards and games to support alphabet knowledge, alphabetical order, sound games, word making, and listening for sounds at the beginning and end of words, through familiar games like snap. Games have been written by a practising teacher and support practice in schools. Playing the alphabet games will help children to: * develop memory and concentration skills * learn to recognise individual letter shapes and sounds * read simple words * spell simple words The series provides essential support for parents through www.oxfordowl.co.uk.Visit the Oxford Owl for practical advice for helping children learn to read, all you need to know about phonics and lots of fun activities and free eBooks.