What is it
Match and Spell is two Orchard Toys games in one! Both games involve collecting letters. In game one, players aim to recognise and collect letters in order to spell first words and in game two this is developed to correctly sound out as many words as possible. This varied and educational game promotes letter recognition, phonetic word building and matching of pictures and words.
What our team of testers said
"B...U...S, busI knew that it has a bus, look" - Boy aged 4
"I need a G" - Girls aged 5
- Develops matching and memory skills
- Encourages observational skills
- Promotes language and literacy
What our experts think
The Match and Spell game is really good for helping children practice individual letters and phonics, as well learning to blend these into words. Younger children can simply match the letters with each other, while older children can create their own words using the letter tiles. We like that there are also pictures, to help children recognise the words and connect the name and the object together. The game encourages children to take turns as well, which is an important social skill.
It would be even better if...
The children also introduced a small whiteboard to write out the words they had made with the letter tiles, which is a great way for them to practice writing skills. It would be useful for one of these to be included in the set.
- RRP: £7.50
- Brands: Orchard Toys
- Material: 100% recycled board
All paper from from sustainable forests
- No batteries required
- Made in UK
- Environmentally friendly
- Toy Types: Other products
Puzzles & games
- Types of skills developed: Cognitive
Learning to read
Memory, concentration & attention
Personal, social & emotional development
Physical & motor skills
Pincer grip and writing
Speech, language and communication skills
Teamwork, turn taking & sharing