Alphablocks Reading Programme Review

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Alphablocks Reading Programme Review

Alphablocks reading programme

The boys have always enjoyed the Alphablocks so I was keen to review the Alphablocks Reading Programme with middle man. He is 4 years old and has just started reception. I knew from big man that the school used their DVD's so thought that reading programme might help with learning his letters and sounds.

The Reading Programme consists of 3 packs that are sent out with a cost of £39.99 plus postage and packing. We have only recieved the first pack which is pictured above. As you can see there is a lot included. There are various different letter tiles, flip book, pencil case and 5 magazines.

The magazines have a variety of activities to keep the child engaged. There are games, stickers, and cutting exercises that help with building fine motor skills. I really can't tell you enough how much middle man has enjoyed this. He has asked if we can get his work out!

scissor skills


The only negative I have about the set is that the letters are not cursive. This is slightly confusing for middle man as his school teach cursive, however, he is so keen on the variety of tasks, it isn't a major issue.

When we visited my inlaws this weekend we took his reading programme with us. He enjoyed playing the flip spelling game and then we went through some of his magazine.

flip book spelling

It kept his attention for an hour! Middle man has a good concentration span, but I never would have thought that he would be engaged in such tasks for an hour and I think that this just shows what a variety of tasks there are in the programme.

jigsaw alphablocks

Middle man particularly likes the sticker pages and loves getting a gold star when he completes each page.

sticker page



I will be updating you on my views as we receive the second and third boxes, but for now my opinion of the programme is extremely positive. If you are looking into purchasing the programme or finding out more just click here.

Or second batch arrived and it continued to have great magazines to keep middle man interested. There were no toys in this batch though. The only downside is finding time when middle man is at school. I would therefore recommend this to a child who is about to start reception.


We have recieved the reading system for the purpose of this review but the opinions here are my own.

30 comments:

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Tracy K Nixon said...

I have used this with my youngest son, and it really helped him! It was recommended by his nursery too!

Samantha Ripley said...

my daughter enjoys the alphablocks dvds

Joanna Burns said...

this would be great for my son who is currently learning to read

caro_mad said...

We love this set. It's a great way to introduce kids to letters and sounds through play x

Louise Fairweather said...

middle man loves it on the computer too

Louise Fairweather said...

Yes I was pleased when I found out they watch the DVDs at school

Susie Wilkinson said...

It's great that this is so interactive, they're learning all the time whilst having fun, the easiest way!

Elaine Livingstone said...

its great when companies make learning so much fun

Karen said...

This would be great for my sons x

PamGregory said...

Looks like fun!

Leigh Marea Boyle said...

looks brilliant my eldest would love!

Sandra Lane said...

Great. My son would love this.

Genna said...

My daughter has received a couple of the alphablocks books (on loan) at school and they're really good for learning short words. I also have the cbeebies app. on my phone that includes and alphablock game - it really helps both my kids to practice putting the letters together and making simple words. I think they're fab! x

Keshia Esgate said...

This looks great

Paula Harvey said...

My little boy is in Reception and loves learning new letters and sounds - Im sure this would be great for him but we really couldn't afford it at this time :(

ashleigh allan said...

This looks great - my son is learning letters and this looks ideal!

Tara Watkins said...

my kids love learning letters :)

Louise Fairweather said...

yes middle man has played it on the computer

Louise Fairweather said...

I really wouldn't have expected him to like it quite as much as he does. It is fantastic

Stephanie Whitehouse, said...

reading is the key to a whole world of pleasure

Tammy Tudor said...

love alphablocks they are really good!

Claire Woods said...

they look good.

Karl Borowy said...

excellent

Colin Anderson said...

good for the little ones

Nicola Holland said...

So nice for my young son :)

Dinah Butcher said...

Where can I get this? That's fantastic!

Lee Hardy said...

Great review & pictures.

Val Pownall said...

Absolutely love Alphablocks. Our nearly 23 month old just sits glued to the tv when it's on - she loves it and even joins in. These look fantastic.

Barbara Handley said...

I will tell my daughter-in-law about this as my grandchildren would enjoy them.