New to the LDA primary and special needs catalogue is a multi-purpose pocket wall chart. The chart measures 710 x 685 mm and is made from tough nylon with transparent plastic pockets. A dowel in the base keeps it hanging flat and you can use the plastic pockets for sentences on card and pictures to explain the weather or investigate language structure. It costs pound;11.
* Catalogue from LDA, Duke Street, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 2AE (01945 463441, fax 01945 587361).
New to Hope Education is the ABC tree (left), which involves children in a 'hands on' approach to the alphabet with fabric characters to fit into the appropriate letter pocket, price pound;15.95.
* Catalogue from Hope Education, Orb Mill, Huddersfield Road, Oldham, Lancashire OL4 2ST (0161 633 6611, fax 0161 633 3431).