Educational Bricks Word Families are a fantastic resource for teaching kids to read and spell, particularly blending, chunking and onset & rime which all assist with fluency.  We use them every single day in our learning centre. Word Families are a useful addition to the base set of lower case educational bricks and the blend sets….eg d+amp, st+ink,, str+oke 25 pieces (base plate not included): and, ank, ame, amp, ack, all, ale, ake, ell, est, ent, ick, ine, ill, ice, ide, ink, ore, oss, old, oke, ock, unk, uck, ump CD and teacher’s notes included.