From the time Kaelyn was very young I could tell she had a love for learning. She has always enjoyed reading books and anything to do with her letters and numbers. At just under two years old she began showing more of an interest and suddenly began reciting her ABC’s and recognizing letters when she saw them. Now, at 27 months old, she has begun to say some of the letter sounds as well. Since this is something she seems to really enjoy, I got to thinking about things I could do to help encourage her learning of the letter sounds even more. That’s when I happened to come across Alphabotz and am extremely glad I did.
Alphabotz was created by a teacher and parent who wanted to bring a kid friendly and fun way for kids to unlock the secrets to this code we adults call reading. Using the Alphabotz superphonic decoder cards, children are introduced to stories and adventures that reinforce early reading skills by creating meaningful associations between letters and sounds. As a former teacher, I have always felt it to be important to teach children in a way that will leave a lasting impression on them. To do this, it must be done in a meaningful way. That’s why I was so impressed with the Alphabotz cards…they are much more than your typical flash cards.
We were sent a set of Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards to review.
Kaelyn helped me open the box, and the moment we got out the cards, I could tell this was going to be something she really enjoyed. In looking over the cards initially, I was very impressed with all that they entailed. Each card shows a robot, a letter in upper and lower case, words that start with that letter and stats on the robot. The fact that the cards are brightly colored and on the larger side makes them easy for kids to handle and fun!
Although Alphabotz is designed for children ages 3+, I never think it’s too early to introduce children to reading and learning…especially if they show an interest in it. With Alphabotz we will be able to use them for a very long time. Right now Kaelyn can continue to work on recognizing her letters and practicing sounds. As she gets older, these wonderful cards can be used to help strengthen her reading skills by helping her grasp the idea that letters equal sounds, sounds build words and words tell stories.
I would recommend Alphabotz to anyone looking for a fun and educational way to help emerging readers improve their phonics skills. It’s a great way to work with your children on letter recognition, sounds and more! Alphabotz would make a fantastic gift idea too.
Buy It: Alphabotz can be purchased for $19.95 from the Alphabotz website.
Win It: I’m very excited because Alphabotz has generously offered one lucky reader a set of Alphabotz flashcards of their own! To enter, visit Alphabotz and leave me a comment letting me know another Alphabotz product that is in the works.
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**The products for this review and giveaway were provided for free by Alphabotz. This was not a paid post and my honest opinions were given.**