Learning the letters of the alphabet is an important part of your child’s development and introducing letter shapes into their everyday life has obvious benefits. There are many ways in which you can do this, for example wooden alphabet shapes and child’s building bricks which incorporate the letters of the alphabet are a useful way to familiarise a young and inquisitive mind with the different shapes and their phonic pronunciation.
Decorative wooden wall letters are one way to introduce letter shapes at a very young age, often in the form of the child’s own name or initials. Kid’s will soon learn what these shapes represent and will, naturally, want to explore other similar letters, their sounds and their meaning. In addition, wooden wall letters are a great way to decorate and personalise a child’s room and there are a variety of different designs and colour options available.
You can buy these plain grey 25cm high letters from Vertbaudet and paint them yourself to match your existing decor. You could also buy small pots of paints in different colours and experiment with decorating ideas; maybe have each letter a different colour of try spots, stripes and so on..
Posh Graffiti wall letters from John Lewis are the same idea really but you might prefer the Old English style shape – and at 12cm high these are a lot smaller than the letters from Vertbaudet. The finish is antique white gresso which is what traditional rocking horses were finished with but the surface is perfectly suitable for painting another colour.
You may, of course, prefer to buy letters which are already finished and there are plenty of styles to choose from. These hand cut and painted personalised wooden letters by Altered Chic come in a choice of 6 soft pastel colours with a matt finish.
These brightly painted letters by Loving Luxuries are hand finished and decorated with embellishments just for you.
Learning about numbers is just as important and Letterroom not only offer a selection of brightly painted letters but these bold numbers too. Their letters and numbers are wide enough to stand upright on a shelf or can be fixed to a wall to create a dramatic 3D effect.
You are not limited to just wood – these fabric letters are also very much in style at the moment.
These fabulous wall letters from Babyface come in a range of colours and dotty or gingham style fabrics. At 25cm high they come complete with a metal hook on the back for fixing to a wall surface – or why not rest them on a shelf as above to make a statement focal point.
These personalised fabric letters from Johnny’s Sister make a perfect finishing touch to a child’s room and with 10 designs to choose from you shouldn’t have too much of a problem matching your theme.
More Decorative Letters
Personalise these painted wooden letters to spell your child's name. It's presented inside a white, wooden frame with a window mount, behind an acrylic screen. Jackie and Sherrie Mead esatablished the Letteroom in 2009, looking to create that elusive original gift. As the name suggests, they create products using the alphabet and lettering, working out of their beautiful, listed stable in Hampshire. How do I personalise? When considering the name, remember it is only up to a six letter maximum. Once you've placed your order send your details directly to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your name, order number and personalisation details. Alternatively, a representative will contact you by phone within 3 working days to discuss your order. Please note: if you are purchasing this as a gift and do not wish for the recipient to be contacted, please ensure that you put your own contact details for this order. Made to order product This item is made to your specification and so is excluded from our usual returns policy. www.johnlewis. customer- Find out more This does not affect your statutory rights