A5 Alphabeast reading cards and book

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Happy readers make fluent readers

These 12 beasts will change the way your child feels about reading. 

How? The Alpha beasts support:

  • young readers with dyslexia or dyslexic tendencies find innovative strategies that REALLY work;
  • young reader’s individual way of processing and remembering;
  • all young readers by helping them remember tricky rules, like silent letters and digraphs in a fun and memorable way.

Why? The Alpha beasts:

  • are child-centred;
  • are grounded within recent reading research;
  • encourage independence;
  • develop self-confidence and creativity;
  • create genuinely happy and successful reading experiences;
  • accelerate reading progress by developing fluency.

‘What are some of strategies my child will learn?’

  • pecking up words like the American Woodpecker;
  • learning how to use dyslexic-friendly multi-sensory strategies like the Platypus;
  • stretching out sounds like our Spider-Monkey stretches through tress;
  • scanning for clues in the text and the pictures, like the Eagle searches for prey;
  • spotting silent letters, like the stealthy silent Pangolin…and many more!

Children love to become the animal and adopt their super-powers! With more super-strategies to use, reading fluency is achieved much quicker.

The Alpha beasts’ strategies are based upon my own  research into young children’s experience of reading, which has recently been published on-line by the British Educational Research Association.

The cards are:

  • sequenced in 3 developmental stages;
  • created from hand-drawn and hand-painted pictures;
  • durable A5, matt-finished card.

Guide book

The Alpha beasts come with an illustrated A5, 30-page pamphlet to explain each beast’s superpower and how it can be used to teach reading strategies. The guide book is packed full of ideas and innovative ways to use the cards in creative ways. The guide book is printed on re-cycled paper.


Snugly packaged, in a recyclable and eco-friendly A5 sturdy gift box, the beasts can not wait to make your child’s reading experience magical.

The world of the young reader is an emotional and complex place…let’s fill it with love.

Happy reading,


2 reviews for A5 Alphabeast reading cards and book

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lyanne Treadgold

    Having amazing success now, he loves it now the animals are involved. He reads to them and calls out who needs to help him – it’s brilliant! We watched a documentary on honey badgers Sunday just to add to his made-up personality for each animal – it’s great!

    I totally underestimated his scope and depth of imagination and creativity until you introduced us to this method – love it!

    -parent of a six-year old Alpha beast buddy!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Libby Ward Fincham

    Love, love, love the Alphabeasts! Our favourite at the moment is the Pangolin. My son really struggles with digraphs and split-digraphs. The Pangolin explains spellings perfectly!

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