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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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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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from Iowa City
Comments about Smart Snacks® Alpha Pops™:
I like the color coding for scaffolded support.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc), Stay At Home Parent
This toy was perfect for our twins.
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Perfect learning tool
By Alesha @ Full Time Mama
About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent
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.
Fun Way to Learn Letters and Colors
By Second Time Around
from Salt Lake City, UT
About Me Stay At Home Parent
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.**
By Planet Weidknecht
from Pflugerville, Texas
Fun for learning colors and letters!
By Rhiana W.
My youngest daughter will be 3 this coming August, and I am always looking for fun ways to entertain her and keep her little brain growing. We've mastered almost all of the basic colors, shapes, animals and their sounds, but one thing that I haven't started yet is letter recognition and their sounds. Since Emmaleigh isn't familiar with her letters, I wanted something that would peak her interest and keep it fun while we are learning. The Smart Snacks Alpha Pops really stood out to me because they are brightly colored, and they look like one of her favorite things…popcicles!The Alpha Pops are double sided, so they include every letter of the alphabet- uppercase and lowercase, and they conveniently lock together once the color is matched up to the right letter. They are just the right size for her to hold and too big to completely go into the mouth when we are pretending to eat them.
from Dalton, GA
Since we homeschool Mary, the first thing we started teaching her was her numbers. Now she knows all her numbers quite well so we've moved onto the alphabet, but she's having a little trouble remembering everything. We started using flashcards which have helped a lot, but we recently had the opportunity to review Alpha Pops and they've worked like a charm too. Mary loves ice pops a lot so when I saw these, I had a funny feeling they would really help her. They're double sided and have all the letters of the alphabet on them and they also hook together to make a double pop which is neat. When Mary first got hers, she was very exicted and actually tried to eat one! Don't worry, she didn't! But since using these in our homeschool routine, I've noticed a big difference in how she's remembering her letters. Now she's only having trouble with a handful so I'm very impressed.
from Bakersfield CA
About Me Education Oriented
my two year old niece loves these! She pulls them out after dinner and we play together. great product
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By Arizona Mama
from Glendale, AZ
About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent
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.
from Racine, WI
About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children