The Rainbow Gel Alpha Boats are vibrantly coloured with capital letters on one side, the corresponding lower case on the other side and vowels in clear. The Rainbow Gel Alpha Boats are ideal for learning letters and sounds, the order of the alphabet, the difference between consonants and vowels, for colour recognition and for sensory play. The tactile squashy Rainbow Gel Alpha Boats contain gel-like beads in 7 bright rainbow colours for the consonants and crystal clear for the vowels. There is a loop at the top of each boat for hanging on a string or with pegs, and the translucent colours will colour mix when held against a window or light panel, e.g. blue and yellow held together will produce green. The Rainbow Gel Alpha Boats have a compelling texture that invites sensory exploration and can have a calming effect when the beads are moved around, they can also be frozen to add another level of sensory discovery. Rainbow Gel Alpha Boats supports the following areas of learning: • Communication & Language - literacy • Understanding the World - colour • Personal Development - sensory • Expressive Arts & Design - imaginative play • Communication & Language - descriptive language Specification of the Rainbow Gel Alpha Boats Size: 92 x 105mm. Pk26. Age: Suitable from 3 years.