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Smart Snacks® Alpha Pops™

Smart Snacks® Alpha Pops™

Item #LER 7345  | Ages 2+
$19.99
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Product Description

Pop together these frozen treats to match uppercase and lowercase letters. Each pop is double sided so all letters of the alphabet are included. Pops are self checking by color. They are also great for fine motor practice and imaginative play!

Includes:

     • 26 Alpha Pops

Each pop measures 4”L x 1.25”W

Grades: Toddler +

Common Core State Standards Alignment: Reading Foundational Skills

Learning Styles: Tactile, Visual

Skill Development:

Basic Concepts- Students explore and differentiate a rainbow of colors with the varied shades of pops (e.g. dark and light blue, dark and light orange).

Language- Reinforces uppercase and lowercase letter recognition through matching. Expressive and receptive language skills can be engaged by quizzing the student to find specific color matches and naming the letter aloud.

Fine Motor- Promotes two finger isolation with thumb and forefinger by holding the base of the Alpha Pops™ stick to pull the pops apart or connect them together. This strengthens hand muscles needed for daily living activities like buttoning clothes or brushing teeth.
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Smart Snacks® Alpha Pops™
 
4.1

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (8)
  • Educational (7)
  • Engaging (7)
  • Interactive (7)
  • Lots of fun (5)

Cons

  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

  • Young children (5)
  • Indoor (4)
  • Entertainment (3)
  • School (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Education oriented (6), Parent of two or more children (4), Stay at home parent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Your Child Will LOVE These!

The sound of the ice cream truck is a sound that even a two year old knows. Even a teething toddler loves a popsicle. Learning Resources took this love of frozen delights and turned...Read complete review

The sound of the ice cream truck is a sound that even a two year old knows. Even a teething toddler loves a popsicle. Learning Resources took this love of frozen delights and turned it into a love of learning. Smart Snacks Alpha Pops is a brand new addition to their 2012 line of educational toys. These soft plastic popsicles each come with two sticks, just like the treats from the olden days! Made for little hands, they come apart easily and go back together just as easily: an excellent toy with which to practice their fine motor skills. Each popsicle set has the capital and lowercase letter to match together. There are 13 popsicle sets, with different letters on the flip side to include all 26 letters. These bright colors and familiar shape instantly draw children into play, learning, and using their imagination. It was really nice to see that when the kids starting playing with these, the first thing they did was offer to share..."Who wants a popsicle?" The older children began naming the letters and the younger children began naming the colors. Disclosure: I received this product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Letters, Colors, and Fine Motor Skills

This summer I am a little less strict with my son practicing his letters and numbers but he does other fun learning activities instead! His newest favorite "toy" (that really is...Read complete review

This summer I am a little less strict with my son practicing his letters and numbers but he does other fun learning activities instead! His newest favorite "toy" (that really is educational!) that helps him keep practicing his letters is Smart Snacks Alpha Pops from Learning Resources.

They are a fun learning tool that are little Popsicle-shaped objects with upper case and lower case letters on them. My son loves finding the matching letters and colors and "sticking" them back together!

They are double-sided to include all 26 letters. I love this because it creates less toys (which equals less mess!) but it still covers the whole alphabet!

They also get matched by color along with letter. To me, this is a good and bad thing. For younger children, it is a good thing because it helps them learn color recognition along with their letters. But for older and more advanced children who have mastered their colors and really need to learn their letters, it is kind of a downfall. My son only matches these by color instead of working on his letters so he isn't working on his letters like he should.

However, these Alpha Pops are also great for practicing fine motor skills (by putting them together) and fun imaginative play! My son loves to pretend with these Alpha Pops in his kitchen set!

If you are looking to keep your child's brain and fine motor skills working this summer despite the break from school, try out these fun Smart Snacks Alpha Pops! Your children won't even realize they are learning because they will be having too much fun!

Disclosure: I received this item for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.

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1.0

Very Disappointed

By preschool owner

from Washington

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Design
    • Poor Instructions

    Best Uses

      Comments about Smart Snacks® Alpha Pops™:

      This product would be absolutely amazing except it was designed poorly. There is only 13 sets with half the alphabet on the front and half on the back. Plus an image showing more that two can be snapped together to form words which they can not do. I now have to purchase a second set just to be able to complete the alphabet.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Super Fun!

      By Whitney the wise

      from South Carolina

      About Me Education Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy Assembly
      • Entertaining
      • Fun
      • Interactive
      • Realistic

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Creative Development
        • Imaginative Play

        Comments about Smart Snacks® Alpha Pops™:

        Terrific for learning alphabet while "playing"

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Amazing Product

        By Turtleluv09

        from Bakersfield CA

        About Me Education Oriented

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Educational
        • Engaging
        • Interactive
        • Lots of Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoor
          • Travel

          Comments about Smart Snacks® Alpha Pops™:

          my two year old niece loves these! She pulls them out after dinner and we play together. great product

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          1.0

          Alphabet Popsicles

          By Mrs Bagel

          from Northern CA

          About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

          Pros

          • Interactive

          Cons

          • Poor Design
          • Poor Packing Information

          Best Uses

          • Young Children

          Comments about Smart Snacks® Alpha Pops™:

          Disappointed with this item from Learning Resources, have always been pleased with products from this company and own many. Item was purchased at a store. Packaging does not describe that Popsicles are double sided with letters or how many items were in the package. Letter Q is printed upside down on our set. Definitely would not recommend this product to others. It is a shame because it is a great idea just poorly done, should have separate Popsicles for each letter and not be double sided. Had I read the website information I would not have purchased since they are double sided.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          It's always chosen first

          By Sara

          from Iowa City

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Engaging
          • Lots of Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Smart Snacks® Alpha Pops™:

              I like the color coding for scaffolded support.

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Wonderful toy

              By LFWErika

              from Alabama

              About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc), Stay At Home Parent

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Educational
              • Engaging
              • Interactive
              • Lots of Fun

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Entertainment
                • Indoor
                • Travel
                • Young Children

                Comments about Smart Snacks® Alpha Pops™:

                This toy was perfect for our twins.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect learning tool

                By Alesha @ Full Time Mama

                from Arizona

                About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Educational
                • Engaging
                • Interactive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Young Children

                  Comments about Smart Snacks® Alpha Pops™:

                  Awesome for my toddler for fine motor skills and early learning. Equally awesome for my Kindergartener for reinforcement of letter sound and recognition. This has been a perfect addition to our homeschool education.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Fun Learning

                  By Arizona Mama

                  from Glendale, AZ

                  About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Educational
                  • Engaging

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Young Children

                    Comments about Smart Snacks® Alpha Pops™:

                    Alpha pops are a fun smart snack for learning. Basically they are realistic plastic Popsicles that snap together. Each Popsicles has either a capital or lowercase letter on each side of them. Then you can match the lowercase to the uppercase letter. These are fun colorful Popsicles that can also be matched by color.
                    Overall we really like the Alpha Pops. They are fun and educational. They are rated for children 2 years and up. My son is 4 years old and still had fun playing with them. They are durable and will likely last until my newborn is old enough to play with them too. The only thing that I would like to see different is I'd love to see each letter have their own Popsicle instead of being on the back. I think putting them on the back helps to have less Popsicles, but putting them on the back makes it so children really only have to match 13 letters since they can turn it over and match that letter.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Fun Way to Learn Letters and Colors

                    By Second Time Around

                    from Salt Lake City, UT

                    About Me Stay At Home Parent

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Educational
                    • Engaging
                    • Interactive
                    • Lots of Fun

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Entertainment
                      • Indoor
                      • Preschool

                      Comments about Smart Snacks® Alpha Pops™:

                      The Smart Snacks® Alpha Pops(tm) are cute realistic popsicles that have capital and lowercase letters on them. You then need to match the letters with their correct capital and lowercase letters. The popsicles are all in different colors so you can also match the correct colors and this helps with learning colors as well as letters. The popsicles are double-sided to include all 26 letters.
                      My son loves loves the popsicles and has had so much fun putting them together. It's been a great way to teach him about colors and letters. The popsicles are also great for fine motor skills and imaginative play. My son has fun pretending the popsicles are real and playing store and house with them. We love the Learning Resources Smart Snacks® Alpha Pops(tm) and highly recommend you check them out.

                      **Disclosure: I received this product free of charge, but all my thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.**

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Letters, Colors, and Fine Motor Skills

                      By m_oachs

                      from Racine, WI

                      About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

                      Pros

                      • Educational
                      • Engaging
                      • Interactive
                      • Lots of Fun

                      Cons

                      • Poor Design

                      Best Uses

                      • Entertainment
                      • Indoor
                      • Young Children

                      Comments about Smart Snacks® Alpha Pops™:

                      This summer I am a little less strict with my son practicing his letters and numbers but he does other fun learning activities instead! His newest favorite "toy" (that really is educational!) that helps him keep practicing his letters is Smart Snacks Alpha Pops from Learning Resources.

                      They are a fun learning tool that are little Popsicle-shaped objects with upper case and lower case letters on them. My son loves finding the matching letters and colors and "sticking" them back together!

                      They are double-sided to include all 26 letters. I love this because it creates less toys (which equals less mess!) but it still covers the whole alphabet!

                      They also get matched by color along with letter. To me, this is a good and bad thing. For younger children, it is a good thing because it helps them learn color recognition along with their letters. But for older and more advanced children who have mastered their colors and really need to learn their letters, it is kind of a downfall. My son only matches these by color instead of working on his letters so he isn't working on his letters like he should.

                      However, these Alpha Pops are also great for practicing fine motor skills (by putting them together) and fun imaginative play! My son loves to pretend with these Alpha Pops in his kitchen set!

                      If you are looking to keep your child's brain and fine motor skills working this summer despite the break from school, try out these fun Smart Snacks Alpha Pops! Your children won't even realize they are learning because they will be having too much fun!

                      Disclosure: I received this item for review for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.

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                      • No

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