#Win 1 Of 4 Copies Of Alphablocks Phonics First Steps on DVD

16 Feb

Here on ‘A boy with Aspergers’ we are firm believers in education from an early age. That’s why we love the Alphablocks.

Gone are the days when children’s programmes lacked in educational value! Now children’s TV is full of exciting yet educational programmes allowing your pre-schoolers a good head start ahead of school.

One of those shows is that of Alphablocks, the successful show first brought to our screens by CBeebies.

But wait! As of the 25th February 2013 Volume 1 – Alphablocks Phonics First Steps will be available to purchase on DVD.


Has you’re little one(s) not yet had the opportunity to see the Alphablocks? Well, here’s a little more about them…

Alphablocks open the door to a magical world of reading. How? Well
These 26 living letters who fall out of the sky discover that if they hold hands together they can make a word, which then magically comes to life!

The Alphablocks are Based on best-practice phonics, your child will laugh and learn with the little letter people and their adventures, songs and all
kinds of fun and games.

Volume 1: Phonics First Steps, also comes with a FREE Alphablocks, Alphabet poster for your little one to enjoy. The DVD introduces the first letters and sounds that children are taught at school and starts them off making simple words. With repeat viewing, children can build key phonics skills and boost their reading confidence – while having lots and lots of fun.

Features 18 episodes, to find out more visit http://www.alphablocks.tv

I’ve kindly been offered 4 copies to give away to our lovely readers. So… Who wants to win one?

Compulsory Action
Simply tell me in a comment the fun ways in which you make reading fun!

You can also gain additional entries by doing any of the below. Enter as many as you like but do leave an additional comment for each action you take. Note you can only gain additional entries once you have completed the compulsory entry above.

Tweet: “I want to win the Alphablocks Phonics First Steps volume 1 DVD with @Clairelouise82 & @AbbeyKids”

Pin the competition on Pinterest (leave the link to the pin in your comment)

Follow @AbbeyKids on twitter (comment with your twitter handle)

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Competition will close at 11:59 on the 10th March 2013.

Also keep an eye out for our review of the DVD coming after the release date of the 25th.

Winners will be drawn at random from all valid entries submitted. Competition open to all those in the UK only. Winners must leave either an email address or twitter handle with their comments so that I can easily contact them in the event that they win. Winners have 72 hours to respond to the winning notification or another winner will be drawn in their place.

ThePrizeFinder – UK Competitions

130 Responses to “#Win 1 Of 4 Copies Of Alphablocks Phonics First Steps on DVD”

  1. Emily Charles at 11:23 pm #

    I’m a teacher and I use this in my lessons all the time! Would love to have a permenant copy of it.
    I make games like ‘cross the crocodile river to get children both reading and spelling words. (The children have to either jump on letters and say them out loud to read the word in order to cross the infested river, or spell their own words to create a bridge that helps then cross the river). The children love it!

  2. I’ve my fingers crossed; Good luck everyone x

  3. Helen Smith at 6:09 pm #

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  4. Helen Smith at 6:07 pm #

    Following @AbbeyKids as @helcrai

  5. Helen Smith at 6:04 pm #

    We make up our own story sacks with whatever soft toys, household objects etc we can find lying around. Makes the story come to life!

  6. Kirsty Fox at 5:28 pm #

    I subscribe on YouTube – Kirsty Fox

  7. Kirsty Fox at 5:27 pm #

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  8. Dani Graves at 5:27 pm #

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  9. Kirsty Fox at 5:26 pm #

    I follow @Abbeykids on Twitter – @bloomingfox

  10. Kirsty Fox at 5:26 pm #

    I have pinned – http://pinterest.com/pin/230387337160203068/

  11. Dani Graves at 5:25 pm #

    following you on twitter as @lilpickle87

  12. Dani Graves at 5:25 pm #

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  13. Kirsty Fox at 5:24 pm #

    I have tweeted – https://twitter.com/bloomingfox/status/310803366588596224

  14. Kirsty Fox at 5:23 pm #

    We do silly voices to make reading fun

  15. Dani Graves at 5:20 pm #

    To make reading more fun I use different voices and finger puppets.

  16. mumjd at 11:41 am #

    Different voices
    @x2mum following on twitter

  17. sue willshee at 10:03 pm #

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  18. sue willshee at 10:03 pm #

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  19. sue willshee at 10:01 pm #

    Pinned to pinterest http://pinterest.com/pin/134615476334279703/

  20. sue willshee at 10:00 pm #

    I tweeted @piperanddaisy

  21. sue willshee at 9:56 pm #

    We read absolutely everything – when we are in the supermarket I show Daisy packets and ask what letters she can see, then we think of words stating with that letter

  22. Sarah Parker at 9:14 pm #

    read anything and everything ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Jane Middleton at 8:15 pm #

    Following @Clairelouise82 on twitter @felixisfriend

  24. Jane Middleton at 8:14 pm #

    Following @AbbeyKids on twitter @felixisfriend

  25. Jane Middleton at 8:10 pm #

    Read favourite stories and act out the characters

  26. Rache at 8:07 pm #

    my son loves it when we bring characters to life with different voices ! …… so glad i stumbled on your blog , my son has verbal dyspraxia & is being assesed to see if hes on the spectrum ,im pretty much feeling in the dark ! x

  27. Katherine Coldicott at 6:51 pm #

    Have tweeted https://twitter.com/KatieJoyceAnna/status/310462691045163008

  28. Katherine Coldicott at 6:50 pm #

    Take your children to the library, mine love choosing books.

  29. san at 6:27 pm #

    we try to do actions with as much of the story as we can. Would love to win this for my little boy who is just starting his phonics now

  30. kristy brown at 6:14 pm #

    We love to make up silly voices as we read!

  31. Kevin Dooley at 3:10 pm #

    Silly tones and volume levels of voice, it’s quite silly but lots of fun, often I’m laughing myself silly, having more fun then the child! ๐Ÿ˜›

  32. Emily Nelson at 12:02 pm #

    I ALWAYS act out the different characters, It makes it more worth while. The “feely” Books with different textures are also a must have!we have a few of them and love them so much! Thank you xx

  33. Kelly Hooper at 10:59 am #

    character voices

  34. Janine Atkin at 6:28 pm #

    i have tweeted

  35. Janine Atkin at 6:27 pm #

    I Follow @Clairelouise82 on twitter

  36. Janine Atkin at 6:26 pm #

    I Follow @AbbeyKids on twitter

  37. Janine Atkin at 6:25 pm #

    we make silly voices when we read stories to make them funny

  38. Cheryll H at 6:07 pm #

    Following AbbeyMedia on Twitter ๐Ÿ™‚ @pipersky1

  39. Cheryll H at 6:06 pm #

    Following you on Twitter ๐Ÿ™‚ @pipersky1

  40. Cheryll H at 6:06 pm #

    I’ve tweeted ๐Ÿ™‚ @pipersky1

  41. Cheryll H at 6:05 pm #

    I make loads of funny voices for the characters and, often, we snuggle up together while we read which is always fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. Rach at 1:14 pm #

    To make reading fun and enjoyable I always make sure we’re cuddled up together, I read whichever book they want although I try to encourage trying new ones when old favourites get tired and then vary the tone, pitch and volume of my voice.

  43. Ruth Davies at 8:59 pm #

    I have tweeted and followed @daviesruth72

  44. Ruth Davies at 8:11 pm #

    I let my daughter choose the book! And turn the pages and i try to do silly little voices

  45. Tolu at 11:28 pm #

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  46. Tolu at 11:27 pm #

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  47. Tolu at 11:25 pm #

    funny voices and action

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  52. To make learning to read interesting I have pictures/photo of objects I spell the words out by stretching out the sound. My boys think its funny and play a long. I hope it will all start to fall into place. My eldest is just turned 5 and cant get to grips with it. his attention span doesnt last too long. I hope Alphablocks Phonics helps!

  53. Joanne Cross at 4:21 pm #

    We’re at the very early stages of learning to read. We read lots of books together and I also got her a great ‘Letter Factory’ toy which is helping her to recognise letters. I try hard to talk about letters in everyday life – on road signs, at shops etc.

  54. Natasha Gandy at 12:45 pm #

    Following @Clairelouise82 as @Pinktash4 too x

  55. Natasha Gandy at 12:45 pm #

    Following @AbbeyKids as @pinktash4 x

  56. Natasha Gandy at 12:44 pm #

    Tweeted as @Pinktash4 x

  57. Natasha Gandy at 12:41 pm #

    Always do the voices and get mum and dad involved !! We love doing Gruffalo with Dad being Gruffalo and mum being the mouse !! lol x

  58. Clare Moloney at 4:38 am #

    I have tweeted and followed my twitter name is beary 78

  59. Clare Moloney at 4:35 am #

    A visit to tghe Libary always makes my children smile, they love funny voices , pointing out things in the book, counting and sing along books.

  60. Amy Ripley at 8:31 pm #

    We give good accents to all the characters!!!

  61. Tammy Tudor at 8:49 pm #

    I have tweeted and followed ๐Ÿ™‚ My twitter username is: @TammyChernelle

  62. Tammy Tudor at 8:47 pm #

    Become the characters in the storybook, do different funny voices and become physical acting it out to make the word more entertaining and if you can make puppets!

  63. Kathy Cakebread at 10:28 pm #

    i make funny noises at the words

  64. jennifer Toal at 7:16 pm #

    Writing words down and playing pairs, or playing schools where the parent is the pupil and your child the teacher

  65. Mel Beard at 5:28 pm #

    I read with silly voices, some squeaky, some gruff. I really like rhyming storybooks.

  66. kim neville at 4:43 pm #

    Have Followed @Clairelouise82 on twitter and tweeted

  67. kim neville at 4:43 pm #

    Follow @AbbeyKids on twitter @kimneville2 and have tweeted

  68. kim neville at 4:42 pm #

    Subscribed by email kimneville_1969@yahoo.co.uk

  69. kim neville at 4:38 pm #

    When I am reading I do different voices and actions and make a little rhyme as we go along so they remember. My little boy loves the Alphablocks

  70. Nikki at 3:25 pm #

    Pinned it http://pinterest.com/pin/339388521889005332/

  71. Nikki at 3:16 pm #

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  72. Nikki at 3:12 pm #

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  73. Nikki at 3:11 pm #

    Follow Abbey Home Media on twitter @nikki_b2007

  74. Nikki at 3:02 pm #

    We do funny voices, have a cosy reading corner with lots of bean bags and cushions, we pretend play the story afterwards or sing appropriate songs, we make and craft the characters from our stories to use when we read them again, plenty trips to the library…my boys adore reading and love snuggling up together reading their favourite stories.

  75. R Sollick at 1:20 pm #

    Following both on Twitter as @RSollick

  76. R Sollick at 1:18 pm #

    We find things to count or colours to point out on each page, keeps them both interested if they can join in somehow.

  77. Stephanie Tsang at 12:25 pm #

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  78. Stephanie Tsang at 12:23 pm #

    I am following @AbbeyKids as @pookybearcheung

  79. Stephanie Tsang at 12:23 pm #

    I have tweeted @pookybearcheung

  80. Stephanie Tsang at 12:22 pm #

    We read to our daughter using silly voices or we let her “read” to us as if she is the parent and we are the children.

  81. maria molly taylor at 11:06 pm #

    doing funny character voices

  82. Lucy at 8:11 pm #

    We write words using twigs to form letters on walks, in the sand pit, and using food. My little boy lovs it.

  83. Miss Tracy Hanson at 7:37 pm #

    I do different voices and try do actions as well. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ Good luck to everyone x

  84. sarah rees at 6:31 pm #

    reading somewhere quiet, tv off

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  89. olivia kirby at 5:55 pm #

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  90. olivia kirby at 5:52 pm #

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  91. olivia kirby at 5:51 pm #

    We do silly voices and ask Melody what she can see in the pictures.

  92. S Edwards at 2:38 pm #

    Getting my little girl to give me her take on the story we are reading once we have finished

  93. Lorraine at 2:10 pm #

    Have tweeted the phrase @lorrainesaeed

  94. Lorraine at 2:09 pm #

    I follow @Clairelouise82 @lorrainesaeed

  95. Lorraine at 2:08 pm #

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  96. Lorraine Saeed at 2:07 pm #

    It doesn’t always have to be ‘book based’. I often write silly words in her food so she can read them and laugh ๐Ÿ™‚

  97. Louise at 1:24 pm #

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  98. Louise at 1:23 pm #

    following you @astrongcoffee1

  99. Louise at 1:20 pm #

    We have just bought a fishing spelling game to help

  100. Kieran at 12:43 pm #

    Funny voices

  101. Attachment Mummy at 12:10 pm #

    We use different voices and ask lots of questions about the story, get Lara to predict what will happen next etc.

  102. shane at 11:38 am #

    We use the touch and feel books

  103. Val Swift at 9:16 am #

    tweeted @val_2402

  104. Val Swift at 9:16 am #

    Follow on twitter @val_2402

  105. hayley williams at 9:15 am #

    awe fab x

  106. Val Swift at 9:14 am #

    I use silly voices

  107. Laura Mills at 9:12 am #

    I love using letters of the alphabet to come up with animals i.e d for dog c for cow and encourage the learning of this by doing the animal sounds/actions. My son loves this.

  108. Hannah Oneill at 7:23 am #

    Voices make it fun!

  109. Bex Allum at 6:31 am #

    I play eye spy with the pictures in the stories or ask can you spot a … Etc ๐Ÿ™‚ great fun

  110. Solange at 12:52 am #

    Different voices for different characters

  111. catherine212 at 12:17 am #

    Lots of silly voices

  112. anna m at 9:24 pm #

    already following you too @ummziyad

  113. anna m at 9:21 pm #

    im already following abbey kids @ummziyad

  114. anna m at 9:21 pm #

    ive tweeted here


  115. anna m at 9:21 pm #

    My 4 year old is at the stage of learning reading at the moment and he tends to enjoy it but sometimes to make it more fun for him i got the idea of writing silly sentences to read, so he reads it and makes him laugh. reading eggs is really good too, and of course alphablocks!

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  117. jessica whitehead-stevens (@jessws2011) at 7:45 pm #

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  118. ashleigh at 12:12 pm #

    i have pinned on pinterest as ashlallan

  119. ashleigh at 12:11 pm #

    I am subscribed by email!

  120. ashleigh at 12:11 pm #

    i follow abbey kids on twitter as @ashlallan

  121. ashleigh at 12:10 pm #

    i follow you on twitter as @ashlallan

  122. ashleigh at 12:09 pm #

    I have tweeted as @ashlallan

  123. ashleigh at 12:08 pm #

    We have lots of books so they don’t get fed up!

  124. jessica w stevens at 9:34 am #

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  125. jessica w stevens at 9:32 am #

    we use reading eggs @jessws2011

  126. Katherine De Riera at 7:38 am #

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  127. Katherine De Riera at 7:37 am #

    I have followed both on twitter @sweetie_tweeter and tweeted

  128. Katherine De Riera at 7:35 am #

    I love reading to my boys! To make it more fun I try to do voices for the charachters and act the story out a bit ๐Ÿ™‚ Thankyou for the fab competition, the Alphablocks is a brilliant way of teaching phonics!

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