Consonant Blend Spinner A3342

M.D. Handfield Designs Inc

SKU: 334-329

Why this pinner is so awesome!

These special reading blocks help young readers learn to recognize and read their first words. Your child will enjoy turning the blocks to reveal new letters and words. Watch your child's self confidence grow as he/she learns to sound each letter out phonetically and recite rhyming words as well as recognize some familiar words they use in every day language.

This spinner has been designed so that with every turn of a red letter, there is a new, real word that is revealed. Some words are well known, and other words are little known but each is found in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the standard dictionary used in Canadian and American classrooms.

{What makes this spinner so special}

• creates 16 real words found in classic dictionaries
• enables your child focus to focus on learning words one vowel at a time, which makes reading a lot easier
• helps to foster and nurture a lifelong love of reading
• helps to further develop fine motor skills as well as dexterity skill with the physical rotation of the wooden blocks
• letters are lovingly hand painted with vibrant certified non-toxic water based paint, so no worry of stickers being pulled off
• blocks are completely sealed with several coats of certified non-toxic waterproof gloss, so no worries if it accidentally gets wet from a spill.
• easy to clean. You can even use an antibacterial wash on these without risk of damage.

{Listing includes}
• 1 (one) reading spinner featuring the vowel "a"  

Optional word list for the spinners as an add on item

Optional drawstring fabric bag available as an add on item




Each square block is approx 1 3/8 inch cubed.

Rectangular block approx 2 3/4 inch x 1 3/8 inch x 1 3/8 inch

Full spinner is approx 7 inches long.



History of our Reading Spinners

Reading spinners are an original toy designed by Miriam, owner of MDH Toys, developed reading spinners because once her son (who has autism as was nonverbal until just after age 5) needed a hands on tactile way of learning to read. Due to his constant need of fidgeting with some sort of object whether it be turning something or bending something, Miriam came up with spinner blocks that he could twirl while reading. Focusing on one spinner at a time, Miriam would spend hours on the back yard swing with her son, getting him first to learn the letters on the reading spinner and then sounding the letters out, and finally forming and sounding out words. Because this method of learning worked so well with her son she started making and supplying more first to other special needs families in the immediate community they lived in and then creating an online shop to sell them in.  



Our Materials and Process

 The MDH Toys Reading Spinner  is meticulously crafted out of locally sourced pine/spruce/fir that is harvested with sustainable practices. After being cut in a local woodworking shop, they are sanded twice. Once with a belt sander and a second time by hand ensuring that they have smooth rounded edges free of splinters. They are then painted with certified non-toxic water based paint and finished in enough coats of certified non-toxic gloss to ensure that they are water resistant. 



  • spruce/pine/fir blocks

  • poplar dowel

  • made in USA wheels

  • certified non-toxic acrylic paint

  • certified non-toxic gloss

  • certified non-toxic glue


Age Recommendation

Ages 6 years through 8 years



Toy Safety Warnings

WARNING! POTENTIAL CHOKING HAZARD. Set contains small parts. Not recommended for children under the age of 4 years. 

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