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Custom Made Play Tray with Wooden Word Building Literacy Set - Literacy Resource
Custom Made Play Tray with Wooden Word Building Literacy Set - Literacy Resource

Custom Made Play Tray with Wooden Word Building Literacy Set - Literacy Resource

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Custom Made Play Tray with Wooden Word Building Literacy Set - Literacy Resource

 The Extra Large Play Trays made by The Play Emporium are a beautiful, quality hand crafted product. Each tray is made in our own workshop from locally sourced materials. The timber used is AA grade hardwood from here in Australia as well as Tasmanian oak for the surrounds. We make each one by hand with attention to detail - from the selection of the timber we use to precise measurements, cuts, assembly and hand sanding each one to a quality, premium finish. 

This beautiful set includes the 40 piece word building kit as pictured as well as the custom made play tray which is hand made in our own workshop. 

It’s a fantastic hands on resource for exploring early literacy concepts with concrete materials.

Support your child’s learning such as helping them to build their understanding and experiences with the following:

Emerging knowledge of the alphabet and awareness of words and letters

Phonological awareness (How sounds are put together to form words)

Sentences are made up of separate words

Words are composed of syllables

Words are made up of sounds that can be separated from each other and manipulated in other ways

Sounds that are separated (or segmented) from words can be put back together again to form words

Begin to understand that writing and representing can be used to convey an idea or message

Share literacy experiences with others for enjoyment

Understand and apply knowledge of language forms and features

Know that spoken sounds and words can be written down using letters of the alphabet and
how to write high-frequency sight words and known words

Create short texts to explore, record and report ideas and events using familiar words and beginning writing knowledge

Compose texts using some sight words and known words

Use opportunities to write in their home language and dialect and make basic connections with English, including Aboriginal languages and Aboriginal English


This word building set is also available to purchase without custom made play tray with the word building set only in another product listing. 





To care for your play tray and ensure it lasts a long time we recommend you service your play tray with your choice of a child safe/food grade oil/finish as needed such as beeswax or coconut oil. This will help to maintain its surface and also to prevent your tray from drying out and getting damaged and cracking or splintering. We have not added this to trays so that you are able to decide on what you would like to use as personal preference for the lifetime of your play tray. If you would prefer we oil your product for you, we are happy to do so but please ensure you contact us and arrange this prior to purchase.

Please note our play trays are custom made and hand crafted from start to finish in our own work shop. Our play trays are made to order so please be prepared to wait approximately 2-5 business days from time of purchase for it to be made and be shipped.

This product should be kept dry and not wet to protect and preserve the timber, it is not suitable for water play which will damage the tray. 

Please Read:

As this is a product from wood please be aware that measurements are approximate and the product you receive will vary due to the look of the  wood. Our toys will have their own unique wood grains, wood knots, individual characteristics and sizes are approximate. Your product will not look exactly the same as the picture shown. Refunds and returns will not be provided on the basis of the look of your product as all products will vary with the look of their natural wood and the way they are made due to the nature of the product being wooden. 

Warning: Choking hazard. This product is only suitable for children aged 3 years old and above. This product is not to be used with children under 3 years of age or children who put items/objects into their mouths as it contains small parts which can be a choking hazard.

Direct parental supervision is required during play and use of this product. This product should be checked each time prior to use and must be discarded immediately if you find any damage or other safety concerns.

Disclaimer and Child Safety:

The Play Emporium does not take any responsibility or liability in any damages, injury, accident or illness that occurs from or during use of toys and products sold: The purchaser of all products agrees that it is the parent and/or guardian of the child's responsibility to ensure all products and toys are in safe to use condition and parents and/or guardians are to directly supervise children at all times and ensure the safety of children and all others using our products and toys.

If products and toys show any sign of damage or safety concerns they should be discarded immediately. Our toys and products should not be used for any other purpose or in any other way than what they are intended for. Only children aged 3 years and older and who do not put items in their mouth during play should be allowed to play with any products and toys sold by The Play Emporium.