What is Letterland?

Letterland is a unique, phonics-based approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling for 3-8 year olds. The Letterland characters, who live in an imaginary place called Letterland, transform plain black letter shapes into child-friendly pictograms.

Simple stories about the Letterland characters explain the full range of dry phonics facts so that children are motivated to listen, to think and to learn. These stories explain letter sounds and shapes, allowing children to progress quickly to word building, reading and writing.

Whether you're a teacher in preschool, primary school, or a parent wanting to give your child a headstart - there's something for you and your learners in our range of over 100 great phonics titles.

Why Letterland works
  • Friendly letter characters provide strong visual memory clues (or mnemonics) so your children learn and retain phoneme/grapheme correspondences.
  • Daily blending and segmenting activities make word-building fast and effective.
  • Focused multi-sensory activities appeal to all learners and activate all learning channels.
  • Built-in visual and verbal clues ensure correct letter formation, provide reasons for capitals and digraphs and reduce confusions like b/d, p/q, s/z, n/u and m/w.
  • Easy-to-follow instructions in every school or early years title means less planning time and more fun with phonics in the classroom.
  • The wide range of well-priced teaching and learning resources, which includes teacher's guides, readers, software, posters and audio CDs, ensures the scheme can grow as you wish.
  • Over 40 year's experience of phonics publishing means you can be sure that our resources are well-written, high-quality and research-approved.

What are teachers saying about Letterland?

Letterland is a fantastic resource to use. I teach grade R learners. For most of them, English is their second or third language. I love the way Letterland teaches the basics of the English language and makes it fun. I would advise any teacher or parent to use Letterland products to help reinforce English as a language

Yolandé Potgieter 

I have Living ABC and stories and use it everyday with my interactive board. My kids at school have really benefited from using this programme. 

Samantha Caine from St Joseph's RC Primary School

Free downloads and resources


Colouring In

Colouring in all the letters of the alphabet helps for learning them. Give your child lots of crayons or coloured pencils and then stick the pages together to make your own alphabet poster!

Colouring In Download (837kb)

Spot the Difference

A fun way to develop your child's eye for detail. Download the scenes and spot the eight differences between the two images that feature all the Letterlanders.

Spot the Difference Download (478kb)

Handwriting Practice

Featuring 7 letters in alphabetical order, this 7 page download allows your child to practice forming all the letter shapes correctly. Bright illustrations help them to link the letter shapes to the alphabet sound. This is a great time to be saying the letter's sound together every time your child writes it.

Handwriting Practice Download (1.7mb)




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