Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Alphabotz Flash Cards (great for education): Review and Giveaway!

Being a home educator, I am always trying to find great products to encourage learning, is fun and creative for teaching/learning, and my kids will enjoy it. I was sent a box of Alphabotz flashcards to review, and I found these cards colorful, creative, fun, FULL of learning opportunities, and ways to teach (that is fun, not boring).
The Alphabotz flashcards have a robot character on the top of each card. On top of the robot's head is a picture of an item. The picture of the robot is to install a memory trigger for your children to help them remember a certain sound or letter. With 26 letters of the alphabet, there are 46 cards to the Alphabotz cards. Not only do the Alphabotz flash cards introduce the alphabet, there are also different phonetic sounds displayed.
These flash cards are perfect for me, considering Caleb is currently a "pre-schooler," and Madelyn isn't too far behind. They are learning together, essentially, with being home. They love playing with the cards and saying what is on them. Caleb is really liking to sound out his letters, know what letter makes which words, and so on. So the Alphabot Flash cards are a hit, and they are working to help him learn. He will eventually put together that the letters/sounds will belong to the words he is speaking...therefore promoting reading. That is the intent of these cards.
Caleb is learning how to spell and write his name, and we have been "finding the letters" of his name in the Alphabotz cards.
The Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards were just named to Dr. Toy's 100 Best Children's Products of 2009 list! I think that this award is well deserved. I recommend these flashcards for your younger child/preschooler. Older kids can have fun with these cards, too...(included in the box is a list of games to play).
Enter to win!
The company has offered to sponsor a giveaway for my readers! This giveaway is open to residents of the USA (bloggers/non-bloggers), and will end on November 25th, 2009. TO ENTER: go to the website and find out something you find interesting about the cards or company. For an additional entry, you can "become a friend of Alphabotz on Facebook". You can come back once each day throughout the contest and enter again by just leaving a friendly comment relevant to the contest, but you MUST do the first entry.
**For extra chances you can: blog this contest, add my button to your site, subscribe to my blog, twitter this contest, and/or visit everyday and add another friendly comment. Lots of chances to win! Don't forget to put the extra comments for the "extra" work. Good luck!**
This review was sponsored by Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards. They have supplied me with a free product to keep for my personal opinion and option to share with my readers. I was not compensated for my time or written review. They have offered to sponsor a giveaway for a prize for my readers.

70 comments:

Kristie said...

It's one of Dr. Toys 100 Best Products 2009.

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Kristie said...

I subscribe.

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Your button is in my sidebar.

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coliebear said...

I like the content on the cards. It has the capital and lowercase letter plus pictures of things that begin with that letter. As a Kindergarten teacher these are skills that I cover daily.

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Staci said...

I learned that they have "stats" on the cards which include the Alphabotz ability, secret phrase, and home.
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Staci said...

I became a Facebook fan.
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I have your button.
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And I subscribe. Thanks!
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Katrina said...

I like that the website is easy to use and SUPER colorful....I like that it also links to amazon

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ktgonyea said...

Count me in for 11/14 :)

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judybrittle said...

I like the bright colors and those adorable robots. Airielle is really cute! Thank you!

judybrittle said...

Facebook fan of Alphabotz
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judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.

judybrittle said...

I tweeted
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Jessca said...

I learned To bring the ALPHABOTZ to life, Pat has drawn on her lifetime of experience as an elementary- and university-level educator; as a practicing graphic designer, illustrator and business owner; and, of course, as a mother of two.

judybrittle said...

I see that on Amazon they have great things to say about these. By seeing them I have to agree. My daily entry.

Bombtastic Belle said...

It's one of Dr Toys 100 best products for thi syear
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judybrittle said...

This would be such a wonderful way for my grandson to learn his alphabet. My daily entry.

ktgonyea said...

My 11/17/09 entry :)

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Kristin said...

I like that they have both upper and lower case letters on the cards.

judybrittle said...

I do love how bright and colorful they are. I can see my grandbabies wanting to learn with these adorable cards. My daily entry.

wigget said...

i love that they have cards for phonetics

Niecey said...

What a neat website. I am a homeschooler and would LOVE these cards. I found this part interesting, reading about how she came up with the idea:

To bring the ALPHABOTZ to life, Pat has drawn on her lifetime of experience as an elementary- and university-level educator; as a practicing graphic designer, illustrator and business owner; and, of course, as a mother of two. Fueled by her passion for learning,

Niecey said...

I became a fan of Alphabotz on facebook

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PS I'm really loving your website! You're probably going to see me a lot around here!

Niecey said...

I have your button on my blog

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Niecey said...

I subscribe to your rss via yahoo reader

Niecey said...

I tweeted

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judybrittle said...

I see on Amazon 5 star ratings. That is good enough for me. My daily entry.

mail4rosey said...

The site won the Addy award for great interactivity.
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Niecey said...

Would you believe I actually dreamed about these cards last night?! Haha. I did. I went to bed way too late after staying up on line and had a dream that I had abilities like in the show Heros hehe. And I had to use these flash cards!
They do look wonderful.
Thanks again for hosting it.

Jennifer said...

I see that Alphabotz are one of Dr Toys 100 best products!

Niecey said...

About time for me to start schooling today and I keep thinking about how good it would be if I had me some of these flash cards (at least they stayed out of my head while I slept last night!)

Lorina said...

Dr. Toys Best 100 for 2009!

I am home pre-schooling my kids and would love these!

Lorina said...

Tweeted!!

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Angela G said...

I learned that they were named one of Dr. Toys 100 Best Toys of 2009.
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Angela G said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/ag1414/status/5998844121

Lori Taube said...

"Each ALPHABOTZ character represents a sound in the English language, and wears its identifying letter/sound on its chest"
- I love that each letter has a creative and engaging character. What a fun way for little ones to learn the alphabet, and so much more!

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Subscribed to your blog!

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Summer said...

I love all of the information they put on the cards

Summer said...

I blogged

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Summer said...

I have your button

Summer said...

I tweeted

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Ericka said...

I find it very interesting that the cards give 3 examples/pictures of what the letter starts with, usually you see just 1 like A is for apple and such. Thank you for the chance to win!

Dawn Sollitto said...

I became a fan of Alphabotz on facebook

degood said...

I learned that it is one of Dr Toys best 100 toys this year.

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degood said...

I subscribe in google reader

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mchavez718 said...

It is one of Dr. Toys 100 Best Products of 2009.
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MAC Mom said...

I learned that they keep children engaged by having a cute little Alphabot on each card.

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MAC Mom said...

I became a Facebook Fan of Alphabotz.
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MAC Mom said...

I have your button on my blog on the bottom.

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Susan said...

I learned that at Alphabotz there is a music CD in the works

erma said...

I like that the website is easy to use.
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Cassie M said...

I like that the Alphabotz are characters throughout all the products, so if I was to buy something else then my daughter would recognize them! My daughter is three and is learning letters, and she loves being quizzed with flashcards!
Cassie
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dvice said...

I like that the cards have clever designs on them to make learning fun

Courtney said...

I find it interesting that there are different examples for the different sounds each letter makes. I've never seen that on a flash card before.

I also like all the colors on the cards. I babysit 2 small children and they are attracted more to products that offer vibrant coloring.

Gianna said...

Alphabotz are one of Dr Toys 100 best products :)

Miranda said...

they have both upper and lower case letters on the cards.

FDP 4 Life said...

i like that they are sold on amazon.com

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zachsgran said...

its on Dr Toys' top 100 list
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masonsgranny59 said...

I heart that they have cards for phonetics

tmc480 said...

they place an alpabot on each card to keep a childs attention
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Niecey said...

Time for another friendly comment..

I love how cute the characters are on these cards.

ktgonyea said...

Count me in for 11/25/09 :)

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David Cowger said...

Not interested in entering the contest but would like to say thanks for introducing me to these cards. They will help me in teaching English as a second language

Brooke said...

I learned that they cards are a multimedia program for children ages 3 and up, designed by a parent and teacher to engage and build confidence in beginning readers by personifying the abstract concept that LETTERS equal SOUNDS, SOUNDS build WORDS, and WORDS tell amazing STORIES. Honestly, these cards look more interesting that the ones they use in my sons speech therapy class.. I know it's a little different but not really.. love them and wish I had some to help my son

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