Emergent readers put consonants and high-frequency word endings together to build simple words, with this phonics "staple". Reading Rods® make beginning reading an enjoyable hands-on activity! Kit contains 24 double-sided activity cards, a 48-page Instruction and Activity Book with over 100 full-color demonstration cards, 4 activity trays, and 90 rods in a storage tub. Rods include: Consonants, Beginning Blends, and 2, 3, and 4-letter word families. Skills Taught: Recognizing short and long vowel word patterns, Learning initial consonant sounds and initial consonant blends, Grouping words with similar vowel sounds, Establishing spelling patterns. Ages 6 to 7.