Thursday, August 29, 2013
Alphabet Flash Cards (from Educational Toys Planet)
Disclosure: I received a sample product from Tomoson and Educational Toys Planet to help facilitate this review. No other form of compensation took place. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.
Educational Toys Planet, founded in 2002, began as a company trying to bridge the gap between what manufacturers were commonly offering to children, and what it was parents were actually looking for, in terms of making learning very real, but also fun. They have an excellent motto of "being glad to be a part of the solution." I love that, and know that those of you who are parents/caregivers, love it too.
They have many items to choose from (I've got my eye on a cool looking world map puzzle I saw while browsing through), and they have a very user-friendly website. Able to search through the site using tools such as 'age,' 'category,' and 'skills,' I found it fun instead of tedious to navigate, when browsing through their large inventory.
Many of you know that I have a 5-yr. old. He's still on summer vacation, and though we have been working with on keeping his skills fresh, and learning new things (and reading...we're always reading!), I wanted to get some flash cards to keep him on his toes with his sounds. He knew all of them like the back of his hand before school let out for the seasonal break, but has started to forget his vowel sounds a little bit, particularly mixing up 'i' and 'e' sounds, and he keeps using the 'y' sound for 'u.' What's a mom to do? Alphabet flash cards to the rescue!
Alphabet flash cards from Educational Toys are nice because they come with 26 capital letters, and 26 lowercase letters, all with a colorful picture on the back that illustrates the sound (like 'A' for 'alligator).
I like that they are singular and not the traditional kind of flash card where you have a capital letter on one side, and a lowercase on the other. Having just one letter per card makes them better for sorting, creating games, and the like.
They're made of a nice card stock, have a rounded edge for fast sorting, and have colorful characters and pictures on the front that are drawn with major kid-appeal. And of course, they're extremely portable. You can toss these in your purse and take them on the go. We have used them in the car and while waiting for our dinner to be served at a restaurant.
You can find them on the website by searching the age category. These cards are listed as toys for ages 3, 4, and 5.
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