Literacy Manipulatives: Alphabet Letters & Pictures Super Set is a powerful new literacy manipulative program based on the latest research on how children learn to read. The use of literacy manipulatives helps initiate early reading success through interactive learning that involves visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic modalities. Chunky magnetic foam manipulatives are great for whole-class, small group, or independent practice and little hands. Children use the large, easy to grip magnetic foam letters to explore and practice sound-letter relationships. Colorful picture shapes build oral language and vocabulary development.