By Pinhole Press

Reviewed for Preschool, 2012

M Is for Mama Magnetic Portrait Set

P is for Papa. B is for brother. G is for grandma. Learning the sounds letters make is a key step in learning to read, but a little playfulness makes all the difference. This magnet set enlists your loved ones, turning names and faces into an excuse to get cozy with the sounds letters make. Put together a set of 12, starring your kid’s favorite friends and relatives. To cover the whole alphabet, you’ll need to buy 3 sets, or just order a mix of the most common letters—unless you happen to have a Zelda and a Quentin in the family! (Pinhole Press, $24.99 for 12 magnets)