Top 10 Learning to Read UK – Kids’ Diaries, Journals & Notebooks

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1. Galt

Learn to Read, Galt Toys, Reading Game, Ages 5 Years Plus

Galt - Encourages letter and word recognition, builds spelling awareness and increases vocabulary. Comes in handy carry case. Good toy guide recommended. Features 90 exercises over 3 levels of difficulty. Age range: From 5 years +.
ManufacturerJames Galt & Company Ltd
Part Number1105572

2. Orchard Toys

Spelling Word Games with Flash Cards, Educational Board Games for Kids, Phonics, Reading & Literacy Skills, Alphabet & Learning Toys for Ages 4+, Orchard Toys Match and Spell Game for Sight Words

Orchard Toys - Progressive game with two ways to play. Suitable for ages 4+. Fun educational game for 1-4 players. Our bestselling literacy game! Develops language and literacy skills.
BrandOrchard Toys
ManufacturerOrchard Toys
Weight0.54 kg (1.19 Pounds)
Part Number91027


Upper Case Daily Words, BOHS English Literacy Wiz Fun Game, Preschool Language Learning Educational Toys, 60 Flash Cards

BOHS - Kindergarten learning games - letter recognition, and early vocabulary are all covered. Package content - 1 tray, packed in pizza box package, 52 Letter Cubes, 60 Double Sides Printed Cards/120 Words, easy storage during or after playing. Letters recognition - by griping and putting the letters, sounding out the letters, children get to memorize the alphabetic letters.

Tons of fun - your kid can play this game alone, or taking turns to play with a sibling or friend, the one who spells correctly keep the card, cover word with the flap, the one keeps the most cards wins. 6-letter spelling - the spelling tray has 6 pegs, allowing players to spell words ranging from 1 to 6 letters, considerably expanding vocabulary coverage. Fine motor skills - by griping and putting the letter tiles on the tray, it also indirectly prepares the student to write when he or she begins to adjust his or her fingers with the pliers grip, which is later used to hold the pen. This could keep the kids busy for hours in educational time. See & hide spell - the bohs literacy wiz game, can play both the see and spell game and the hide and spell game, with its see and hide flap, meeting the needs of players of all levels.

Parents' rest - kids can play this game independently, parent could earn a much-needed break. By putting the tiles together to form a word, the child acquires an important knowledge of the mechanics of vocabulary, phonics and spelling of words, which is supported by the picture cards that provide a clue to the meaning of the word being produced. Autism learning materials- working towards creating each word and match it with the card helps your child develop their concentration and memory skills, preparing them the essential skills for future academic success.
Height4.83 cm (1.9 Inches)
Length24.89 cm (9.8 Inches)
Weight0.38 kg (0.84 Pounds)
Width17.53 cm (6.9 Inches)
Part NumberXB-YY001

4. VTech

4, Shapes & Words, Toy for 3 Year Old, 5+ Years, LeapFrog Mr Pencil Scribble Write and Read, Practice Writing, Learn Numbers, English Version, Interactive Gift for Children Age 3

VTech - Personalised learning experience: The new personalisation feature allows children to practice writing their own name, adding a sense of ownership and motivation to their learning journey. Enhanced reading and spelling skills: with the new Reading mode, children can use the stylus to uncover words and then run it along the sound it out bar to hear the letters read aloud, promoting reading comprehension and spelling skills.

Pencil offers a wide range of educational activities, shapes, teaching children how to form upper and lower case letters, and even early words, numbers, making it a valuable tool for developing foundational reading and writing skills. Comprehensive learning tool: scribble & write with mr. Adaptive difficulty levels: the dynamic, ensuring that they are appropriately challenged and engaged, levelled play automatically adjusts to each child's abilities, fostering continuous growth and progress.

Development of fine motor skills: the easy hold stylus and touch screen provide children with opportunities to develop their motor skills for good pencil control, while the instant and accurate feedback from the touch screen enhances learning and reinforces correct letter and shape formation.
ManufacturerVtech Electronics
Part Number617003
Warranty12 month warranty

5. LeapFrog

Vtech 489803 Interactive Learning System Level 3 Learn to Read Boxset

LeapFrog - Volume two uses the leapStart learning system to build reading confidence through six engaging stories with colourful pictures and interactive pages. Encourages children to touch pages, pictures, individual letters and words to help build advanced reading skills, such as vowel teams and consonant blends.

Each story has a words in this story section to familiarise young readers with words they’ll find in the story, much like the pre-reading activities they’ll find in the classroom. Touch an icon and a word on the page to hear each word, kids will find Say It, listen to the word sounded out or have the word spelled out to hear the letter names. Animates with LeapStart 3D sold separately. On most pages, sound it and spell it icons. Works with all leapstart systems.
Part Number489803
Warranty1 year warranty provided by the manufacturer from date of purchase

6. Learning Resources

Spelling Toys, Reading Blocks, Learn to Read, Phonics Toys, Learning Resources Reading Rods Alphabet and Phonemic Awareness, CVC Words, Word Building Activities, Letter Blocks, Reading Tools for Kids

Learning Resources - Includes: 82 reading rods with lowercase letters in a box with dividers for organisation, and a Teacher’s Guide with free downloadable content. Montessori alphabet letters: A hands-on approach to literacy skills with reading blocks made from durable plastic.

Phonemic awareness: our reading rods help with phonemic awareness, constructing CVC words, or consonant-vowel-consonant words for early readers as well as larger words for next steps. Literacy alphabet cubes: develop decoding, spelling, word building, and phonics skills with our hands-on literacy Reading Rods developed for learning to read in English. Abc blocks linking cubes: Colour-coded cubes easily snap together for learning the alphabet and ordering letters.
BrandLearning Resources
ManufacturerLearning Resources
Part Number95392

7. Learning Resources

Ages 5+, Classroom & Home Learning, Literacy Games, Visual, Tactile and Auditory Learning, Phonics Games, Learning Resources Sight Word Bingo

Learning Resources - Tricky’ words are highlighted for easy identification to remind children that they can’t sound out these words phonetically. Supports sight words from phase two and three of the government Letters & Sounds phonics framework. Easy-to-play bingo style game play. Game features two levels of play. Includes multilingual activity guide.
BrandLearning Resources
ManufacturerLearning Resources Ltd
Part NumberLSP2193-UK


LITTLE BUD KIDS Spin-and-Read Phonics Toy, Rotating Wooden Reading Blocks with CVC Flashcards, A Montessori Reading Learning Resources Toy for 3-5 years old

LITTLE BUD KIDS - It even comes with phonics game ideas and a downloadable 25-page phonics worksheet set for more practice. Our toys exceed all child safety regulations in the usa, uk, New Zealand, & kid-safe; this toy is made of solid beechwood, & SAFE: All our wood toys are 3rd-party certified non-toxic & Japan. This set teaches the base standard of reading using 3-letter words.

Eco-friendly, durable, canada, australia, the eu, which is more durable than other cheaper woods. Tactile eyfs & year 1 learning material: rotating wooden letter blocks create 60+ 3-letter words. Designed for self-correction & empowerment: 30 double-sided cvc flash cards with real-life images = a versatile Montessori reading material. This set makes for a great gift for kids 3-6 years old. Fully designed by a mom of young kids who deeply cares about ethics and safety. A travel-friendly montessori toy for toddlers & phonics worksheet set: this travel toy is designed for easy learning on-the-go and is a great kindergarten classroom must-have! Phonics flashcards are ring-bounded and a tote bag = easy clean-up.

Cards are color-coded by vowel as well and allow for fun games and letter pattern recognition. Each of the 5 wooden rods features one vowel and a set of consonants that rotate. Letter combos in this set have been carefully chosen to maximize the # of common decodable CVC words for reception & EYFS. Cards are designed for exploration & correction - one side has the picture, the other side includes the picture with the word.
ManufacturerLittle Bud Kids
Height6.05 cm (2.38 Inches)
Length17.14 cm (6.75 Inches)
Width14.73 cm (5.8 Inches)
Part Number220

9. The Bambino Tree

The Bambino Tree Learn to Read Electronic Alphabet Poster, ABC Letters Phonics Sound Chart, Double Sided Talking Wall Mat, Educational Toy for 3-6 year olds

The Bambino Tree - The brainy bears talking Poster gives preschool kids a head start over the competition. Go beyond abc and jumpstart your childs reading; a perfect educational toy for 3-6 year olds; master the Alphabet then Flip over the poster to continue the fun with 2 and 3 letter phonics! Phonics is the modern way of teaching children how to read and write.

A winning gift children love; catches their attention and keeps children busy while reducing screen time; Easy to press buttons mean that they can learn and play unsupervised; Gives parents a break; Volume control allows for peace and quiet too. Master letters and letter sounds; interactive learning activities; presents words using phonetically appropriate examples; Quiz games with encouragement and feedback; Letter recognition of lower and uppercase in a child-friendly handwritten font.

British english pronunciation and spelling; our sound chart was created by english teachers especially for the UK market. No messy toys on the floor; alphabet poster includes an adhesive wall hook to make the perfect addition to your child's bedroom or playroom without taking up space; Easy to use and no setup required just hang it on the wall and watch them play and learn for hours.
BrandThe Bambino Tree
ManufacturerNew Age Making Ltd
Height1.27 cm (0.5 Inches)
Length60.96 cm (24 Inches)
Weight0.17 kg (0.37 Pounds)
Width40.64 cm (16 Inches)
Part NumberTBTBB01

10. The Learning Journey

Helps Interactive Child Development, Starting to Read, Spelling and Recognition Skills, For 4+ Years, The Learning Journey Match It, 20 Self-Correcting Puzzle Sets, Letters Puzzle Game For Kids

The Learning Journey - By putting the cards together to form a word, all aided by the pictures which provide a clue to the word being formed. Gain early reading skills – the match it! letters collection of puzzles teach a range of different early reading skills including letter recognition, the child gains an important understanding of the mechanics of reading, word formation, and spelling.

Encourage confidence in literacy – learning to read can be a daunting process, but self-correcting puzzles, where the pieces will only fit if they are correct, can provide a boost of confidence. Introduce key problem-solving skills – these puzzles are an ideal way to help your child develop a basic understanding of how to solve simple problems, developing important skills that will help them as they progress on to more difficult tasks.

Increase attention span & focus – working towards creating each word provides plenty of motivation and this helps your child develop their concentration skills, encouraging them to focus from the beginning to the end of a task. Improve motor skills - thick, durable cardboard construction makes cards easy to grasp and use, and also a great way of improving hand-eye coordination and encouraging the development of essential motor skills. This can help any child to feel more positive and confident when approaching literacy tasks.
BrandThe Learning Journey
ManufacturerThe Learning Journey
Height21.01 cm (8.27 Inches)
Length28.58 cm (11.25 Inches)
Width6.02 cm (2.37 Inches)
Part Number119105