Usborne are doing an offer of £15.99 for 12. In anyone's experience are these any good? Which ones would you recommend? And at what age do you suggest starting? The Usborne books say 3+. My LO is nearly 3 and a half. I have no idea when to start or what phonics even entails! I assume I read the story? He can only recognise a few letters at the moment!
Songbirds set by Julia Donaldson are fantastic, as they start with a whole book just using 6 letter sounds, so kids can start to blend and read (rather than guess or memorise) much earlier and it seemed to spur my son on and appeal to his sense of logic.