MATCHING GAME: Separate several interlocked puzzles into two pieces. Place the alphabet and picture pieces face up into separate piles. Select one alphabet piece and name the letter. Ask the child to match the alphabet piece to the correct picture piece and identify the picture aloud. Ask the child to make the letter's sound and trace over the upper and lower case letters with a finger. Increase the number of puzzles used as the child's ability to match pieces improves.
LETTERS, SOUNDS, AND WORDS: Line up the interlocked puzzles in alphabetical order. Beginning with "Aa", name the letter aloud and make the "a" sound used in the word "apple." Point to the apple picture and say, "A is for 'Apple'." Encourage the child to repeat what you say. Continue in alphabetical order.
LETTER RECOGNITION: Line up several interlocked puzzles in alphabetical order. Point to each letter in order, making its sound aloud and encouraging the child to do the same. Ask the child to finger-trace the upper and lower case versions of each letter. Repeat this activity, pointing to letters in random order. Add more puzzles when the child is ready. Repeat this activity until the child can name and make the correct sounds for all 26 letters.
SORTING ACTIVITY: Place one alphabet piece plus all of the picture pieces face up in front of the child. Ask the child to find pictures which contain the selected letter in their word. For example, "Ss" would be found in several words: horse, moose, octopus, and seal.
COLOR RECOGNITION: Line up several interlocked puzzles. Point to and name different colors found on the puzzles. Encourage the child to name the colors aloud with you. Ask the child to count the colors found on individual puzzles.
MEMORY GAME: Place several alphabet or picture pieces face up in front of the child. Ask the child to memorize the pieces and close her/his eyes. Remove one piece and explain that one is missing. The child should open his/her eyes and describe the missing piece. Increase the number of pieces used as the child's memory skills grow.
GRAB BAG GAME: (for 2 to 4 players) Distribute an equal number of interlocked puzzles to each player: 2 players get 13 puzzles each, 3 players get 8 each, and 4 players get 6 each. Remove extra puzzles from play. Players separate their puzzles into two pieces and put the picture pieces into one large paper bag or pillowcase. The youngest player goes first, reaching into the bag without peeking. Players use their hands to examine the shape of the picture pieces, trying to find a piece to interlock with one of their alphabet pieces. If the chosen picture piece matches one of that player's alphabet pieces, the player must name the picture, the letter or make the letter's sound aloud before interlocking the pieces. If the selected picture piece does not match, it goes back in the bag. Play moves to the right until one player's puzzles are all completed.
PICK THE PICTURE: Place several picture pieces in front of the child. Without touching any pieces, secretly choose one. Give hints to help the child determine which picture you chose. For example, you might say, "This picture shows an animal you might see at a zoo. It has stripes. It can climb trees." Remove picture pieces from the play surface as they are eliminated by clues. The solution to these clues is the tiger. Encourage the child to match the picture piece with the correct alphabet piece.
STORY TIME: Lay all of the picture pieces face up and inspire the child's creativity by using the pictures as details in a story you make up together. For example, you might say, "Let's take a special trip to the zoo today! Should we fly in a jet, ride a horse or drive a car? Which animals will we see? What will we eat for lunch?" Encourage the child to use her/his imagination and have fun!
Self-Correcting Letter Puzzles
52 wooden letter puzzle set
- 52 colourful wooden pieces, matching picture with letter (Upper and lower case)
- Wooden storage box with slide-in lid
- Practice letter recognition and matching skills
- Beautifully detailed pictures encourage interest in all things A-B-C and beyond
- Ages 4 years and up
- Matching and sequencing skills
Products that are in stock and ordered before 2pm, Monday to Friday, will be despatched on the same working day.
Sensory Direct's Weighted Blankets, Lap Pads, Weighted Jackets and other handmade products may take 3-4 working days to be despatched if not in stock. We will endeavour to contact customers whose orders may be affected by any despatch delays.
Please note that we close our warehouse & sales office over all UK Bank Holidays & Christmas Eve through to New Year. Despatch will not take place during this time.
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- Delivery is FREE on orders of £45 and above within Mainland UK (excluding Highlands, Offshore Islands & Northern Ireland).
- Mainland UK delivery charges are £2.95/£3.95 Royal Mail and £5.95 for courier delivery for orders under £45. (see FAQ for further courier delivery times)
- Small items are sent by Royal Mail Recorded Delivery. Larger items are sent by DPD for next day delivery. For smaller items that are in stock and ordered before the 2pm cut off time, you can now select and pay for DPD next day delivery at the checkout stage.
- Please note we cannot deliver to a PO Box address.
- We are currently unable to ship overseas unless you hold a trade account with us.
Our despatch team will arrange for all orders before 2pm to be despatched on the same day from our warehouse to our designated courier service. Please note that the estimated delivery times are provided by the courier and we do not have any control or influence over these. (see FAQ for further courier delivery times). We will do our best to deliver your order on time however delivery times are approximate, and we accept no liability in respect of late deliveries. If your order is required urgently or by a certain date, please email email@example.com and we will do what we can to meet your deadline.
On receipt of your order please open all packages and thoroughly check the goods for damage as soon as possible. You must notify Sensory Direct of any damage within 3 days of the delivery. If we are not notified of damage within 3 days we are unable to claim from the carrier and we will be unable to refund or replace the damaged items. If the packaging appears damaged and you do not have time to check the goods you should sign the carriers paperwork and add the word "Damaged".
Non receipt of your order must be notified to Sensory Direct within 7 days of receipt of your order acknowledgement.
We want you to be 100% happy with your purchase, but if you find that the product is not suitable you must return the goods to us within 30 days of receipt for a refund or exchange of the same or similar. There are some exemptions to this, please see below with regards to Sensory Direct Weighted Blankets. Returns of a sales item must be within 14 days of receipt.
To receive a refund or exchange, goods must be returned unused, in their original packaging and with all original documentation. It is not possible for us to make a refund or exchange if the goods returned are not in perfect condition or it is obvious to us that the goods have been used. Refunds for goods which are returned used, in an unsaleable condition or after 30 days will be at the discretion of Sensory Direct (UK) Ltd.
Is there anything that cannot be returned?:
Yes. We have a small number of products that due to hygiene reasons are not eligible for returns if any of their packaging has been opened. These are:
- All Chewbuddy™ products & all other branded sensory chews and bangles.
- All Putty*/ Sand/ Clay/ PlayFoam (*unless the inner protective bag remains unopened)
- High Fidelity Ear Plugs and Ear Defenders (Silicone Sensory Ear Plugs are non-returnable due to the nature of their packaging)
Sensory Direct’s Weighted Blankets:
Blankets that have been opened and used will be subject to a £40 fee (+vat where applicable) which will be deducted from your refund. Refunds cannot be given for weighted blankets after 60 days from the date of receipt or where they are returned dirty, soiled or damaged. Refunds on weighted blankets are at the discretion of Sensory Direct and we reserve the right to refuse refunds.
Our Weighted Blankets and Lap Pads carry a ‘Lifetime Guarantee’. If your Weighted Blanket or Lap Pad develops a fault, please call our friendly Customer Services Team on 01905 670 500, 09:00 – 17:00, Monday to Friday and they will happily arrange a repair or replacement.
Goods purchased by trade customers and distributors may not be returned unless the goods are faulty or sent in error.
Please ensure you complete a RETURNS FORM with your Purchase Order Reference ( e.g. SO048123 - you will find this on your paperwork or through our Sales office) when sending back your goods . You will find the Returns Form with your order. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a replacement form or cannot find your reference number. Without a completed returns form it is likely to delay your refund.
Please contact our service team either by phone on 01905 670500 or by emailing email@example.com where we can advice you on our process.
What is the cost of returning a product?:
Unless the goods are faulty or sent in error you are responsible for the cost of returning the goods to us. We recommend you use recorded delivery and obtain insurance, as proof of posting is not proof of receipt. Where goods are not faulty or sent in error only the cost of the goods excluding postage & packing will be refunded. For further information, please contact our sales office for further advise.
Shortages & Non receipt
Shortages and breakages must be reported to Sensory Direct within 3 days of receiving your order. Non receipt of an order must be reported to Sensory Direct within 7 days of notification of despatch.
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Postal Address: Sensory Direct (UK) Ltd, Unit 11 Great Western Business Park, McKenzie Way, Worcester. WR4 9GN
Contact Number: 01905 670500
Working hours: M-F 0900 – 17:00
When my son was born with autism, my world changed & Sensory Direct was born
Ethan had been prescribed different forms of medication, and although they helped a little, I didn’t want to become reliant upon them, so Ethan’s Paediatric Consultant suggested a Weighted Blanket. I remember hearing this and thinking ‘what on earth is a Weighted Blanket’? At this stage I was blissfully unaware of how life changing that Weighted Blanket would become.
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We strongly believe in our products and ensure that the same love and care that went into making my son’s first Weighted Blanket goes into every handmade product we produce here in Worcester. We pride ourselves on our Customer Service and we will do our utmost to find you a solution that works.