Name of tester: Tracy Baker
Establishment name: Little Bright Sparks fun phonics, literacy and numeracy classes
Age range of children: 2-7 years
Product tested: Word Construction
“Tracy teaches phonics, literacy and numeracy for 2-7 year olds at Little Bright Sparks. Helping children to prepare for school, classes show children and parents how to use the phonics system used in the classroom.”
How did you use the product?
To promote phonic knowledge, spelling and reading.
What did you like/dislike about the resource?
What I like about this resource is that it helps to refine motor skills, improve hand-eye co-ordination and strengthen the little muscles in children’s hands. This will help them to hold a pencil correctly and for continued lengths of time.
Did the children enjoy using the product?
They loved using this product and didn’t realise that they were learning at the same time. This is useful for special needs children and children that find it difficult to concentrate and sit still to learn. It allows them time to think about the next letter whilst screwing on the previous letter.
How would you rate the long term appeal of the resource?
I believe this is something I will be using for many years to come and that it will be a favourite for all of the children I teach (2-7 year olds).
Do you currently have any similar products within your setting?
This is completely unique and different from the current toys that I use. I have phonics puzzles, kids bingo games and lots of homemade resources but nothing like this.
How cost effective do you feel the resource is in terms of the results it delivers?
Very cost effective and great value for money.
Is the product unique?
Yes, I haven’t seen anything like this on the market!