Marie-Claire Camp, former Montessori child and daughter of a Montessori teacher, has an innovative project running on Kick Starter. A set of alphabet cards for small children to work and play with. The cards are made of food-grade, non-toxic, BPA free plastic and printed with food grade inks in the USA. They offer 26 original illustrations by Australian artist Marc Martin. There are only 8 days left to pre-order your set of cards for $20, or a variety of other options including a poster of all 26 letters and artworks - and if this set goes ahead, Marie-Claire has other sets planned for future release.
Safe for babies, and useful through the toddler years and early childhood, they would be a great addition to any home environment and families keen to create a language area that calls to the child.
Take a look at the Kick Starter project here...and do leave a comment if you have ordered a set. As a happy bonus, anyone ordering a set will also get a free literacy based download from me!
Update: Marie-Claire's project has reached its funding total!!! Hooray!!! Can't wait to get my set of cards, and the poster I ordered! Can't wait!