LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Alphabet £10.97 @ Amazon
...my mum's a bit of a qualifications collector and right through my childhood there were always little revision cards stuck up all over the kitchen - I knew the molecular formula of glucose by the time I was seven because of this (C6 H12 O6 - if you were wondering).
It makes sense really, it was a room in the house where she spent a fair bit of time and my brother and I could be enlisted to test her whilst she cooked dinner.
This cute little LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Alphabet (there's a LOT of phonics going on in that title!) is a nice idea I think - it comes with all the letters of the alphabet (well that's a good start I reckon!) that can be stuck on to the fridge too and introduces your child to the sounds of each one and the letters are big enough for small hands to get to grips with.
Along with the letter sounds this little gizmo also plays the alphabet song, so your little one can sing-a-long and be blisfully unaware that they're learning as they play; it also comes with the 3 AA batteries it needs too and Amazon have reduced the price from £14.99 to £10.97 - hurrah!
Reviews for this over at Amazon are great, here's just one of them...
"I bought this when my daughter was 15 months old. I stuck it on to the fridge for her to play with due to the songs and colours, but had absolutely no expectations due to her age. How wrong was I? By 16 months she knew all the alphabet and their sounds. I didn't realise until I was sat reading with her one day and she started to point the letters out to me. To say I was amazed is an understatement." SammyCee
...from tiny to older toddlers the consensus seems the same - buy it!
Thanks to Cherish138 over at HUKD