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Little Star presents…Easy-To-Say First Words: A focus on final consonants

Final Consonant Speech Development

Learning to read and encouraging speech alongside this, has always been something that we hold dear in the KiddyCharts family; in fact we have been involved in charity campaigns to help insure that as many people as possible can read by the time their reach seven.

A critical element of helping a child to find their speech and reading feet is parental support, and the book that we are reviewing today provides great assistance in this.

First Words: A Focus on Final Consonants is designed to help children with their early speech development, as well as developing a love for books that can help with early reading. Early on in their lives, younger children can struggle with the final consonant sounds, with “ee” beat said instead of “eat” and “bo” rather than “boat”.

Focus on consonants

With wonderful illustrations of everyday words, and a parental guide at the beginning of this book, you can encourage your child to overcome this, or even help to develop their final consonants with less fuss.

The words chosen for the book are simple, and because they are repeated a number of times on the page and then placed into context, this gives an opportunity for the child to join in, if they want to.

The bright colours used are an aid to focusing the child as well, they aren’t just pretty!

The guidance at the beginning for parents is excellent, and will help anyone with understanding how the book is to be used to help their children.

Overall, this book seems like a great way to encourage your child to speak and to enjoy the act of reading. My only query would be that it is currently on Amazon for £6.09 new, which is probably a little bit higher than I would have expected.

Photo credit: Grant Cochrane /

This is a sponsored review, and the post contains affiliate links. However, all opinions are my own, as always.

Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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