Word families are a way to help children master certain letter/sound combinations. Children use letter stones to blend sounds and form words. Looking for patterns in words helps new readers gain confidence and become more fluent. Word families included: ot, it, et, ut, at, an, ig, ug, ack, ake. Also included are 16 letter stones. Reverse side of stones contains pairs of symbols which my be used for a matching game and sorting. Drawstring bag included for storage.