Smart Snacks® ABC Lacing Sweets™

Item # LER 7204
Ages 2+
$19.99
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Product Description

These 26 colorful beads feature uppercase letters on one side and lower case on the reverse. The laces can be used to string together letter sequences , form words and reinforce hand-eye coordination.

Includes:

     • 26 plastic letter beads
     • 2 laces
     • Plastic storage jar
     • Scoop

Each bead measures 1.75”D

Grades: Toddler +

Common Core State Standards Alignment: Reading Foundational Skills

Learning Style: Tactile, Visual

Skill Development:

Fine Motor- Holding the lace with one hand and placing the sweet on with the other yields a healthy serving of eye-hand and bilateral coordination.

Language – Teaches letter identification to alphabetical order to simple spelling, introducing language in a delicious manner.
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Specifications:

 

Beads measure 1.375" in diameter with a .5" thick with hole for lacing.

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Learning ResourcesSmart Snacks® ABC Lacing Sweets™
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (3)

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    (4)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Educational (3)
  • Engaging (3)
  • Interactive (3)
  • Lots of fun (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Young children (4)
  • Entertainment (3)
  • Indoor (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (3)

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5.0

Great for pre-school

By Gma

from SD

About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Great Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoor
    • Young Children

    Comments about Learning Resources Smart Snacks® ABC Lacing Sweets™:

    Upper and lower case alphabet

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

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    4.0

    Great Product

    By Ashtuosh

    from CA

    About Me Parent

    Pros

    • Bright Colors
    • Can Withstand Use
    • Customizable
    • Easy To Use
    • Fun
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Classroom
      • Home School
      • Teacher Use

      Comments about Learning Resources Smart Snacks® ABC Lacing Sweets™:

      Loved it... loved this product

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      4.0

      Wish we could use it to spell more!

      By ObjectiveMommaKC

      from Kansas City, KS

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy Assembly
      • Entertaining
      • Fun
      • Interactive

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Learning Resources Smart Snacks® ABC Lacing Sweets™:

          We like...it's okay for the letters learning stage, BUT I'd love to be able to build words with this. I plan to get wooden beads, and paint more letters on them, so that my oldest daughter can continue to use this to practice building more words! It would be awesome if this came with an expansion set option because we love the feel of the original product.

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          4.0

          Great Fun/Educational Toy for ALL Ages!

          By M_Oachs

          from Burnsville, MN

          About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

          Pros

          • Educational
          • Engaging
          • Interactive
          • Lots of Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment
            • Indoor
            • Older Children
            • Special Needs
            • Young Children

            Comments about Learning Resources Smart Snacks® ABC Lacing Sweets™:

            It is always hard to find toys that are great for BOTH my 4 year old and my 18 month old. But I finally found one they can work on together and both learn from: the Smart Snacks® ABC Lacing Sweets™!

            They help children not only learn fine motor skills as they lace the string through the holes, but it can also help work on the alphabet, reading, spelling, upper and lower case letters, colors, and so much more!

            It comes with a cute little "treat jar" for carrying the alphabet treats and a little scoop. So not only do my children love to lace with these treats but they like to pretend play with them too!

            My four year old son had a blast spelling out all kinds of different words and putting all the letters into alphabetical order. My daughter got to experience lacing for the first time with this set and I love that there are two different holes for the laces to go into. She really caught on fast and was able to do it on her own!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great toy

            By Chris

            from Milwaukee, WI

            Comments about Learning Resources Smart Snacks® ABC Lacing Sweets™:

            Our daughter loves this set. The letters are durable. I also like that there are both upper and lower case letters.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Best gift ever!

            By Mommyx3

            from Ontario, Canada

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

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Entertainment
              • Indoor
              • Older Children
              • Young Children

              Comments about Learning Resources Smart Snacks® ABC Lacing Sweets™:

              Our 2 year old daughter received this gift at Christmas- and it's the best gift ever! She plays with these almost every day. It enables her to know her A B C's, increases fine hand-eye coordination by stringing the smarties onto the laces and also by using the scoop to pick them up to put them into the container her gross motor skills are challenged too! In future years, I can see us building words with these. They are so colourful and just the right size for little hands to hand on to them. Don't think twice, get some for your child!

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              • Yes

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              4.0

              ABC Lacing Sweets

              By Twopink13

              from Elizabeth twp, PA

              About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Educational
              • Engaging
              • Lots of Fun

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Entertainment
                • Young Children

                Comments about Learning Resources Smart Snacks® ABC Lacing Sweets™:

                We bought this today, my daughter is 3.5, and in preschool. She knows her ABC's if she sings them and can locate about 20 letters of the alphabet. We put these on the table uppercase side up, and randomly let her select a letter, for every letter she knew she got to lace it onto the necklace, for every letter she didn't know we did a workbook page to practice with, then we go back and see if she can find the ones she didn't know. I wish the game came with some suggestions, but she really enjoys it and it's great practice, she loves scooping them up and putting them back into the container, which is also great for keeping it all together.

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                • No

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