Alphabotz Review & Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
January 13, 2010
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I am always on the lookout for new games to play with my boys.  Over the holidays, I had the opportunity to review Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards.  Alphabotz was named one of Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Children’s Products of 2009, plus it was just announced that they also won a Tillywig Toy & Media Award Brain Child Award.

Alphabotz are colorful, oversized flash cards that were invented by a mom to help kids learn their letters.  We all know that learning to read can be a challenging task, but with robots, it can become lots of fun!  Each card shows a different robot, or Alphabot, and children learn about phonics through visual clues, sound association, and stats.  The set includes 46 cards and is printed using vibrant colors on durable card-stock, plus it comes in a pull out drawer-style box.  These are great for children ages 3 and up. 

What’s included on a card?  Cards are coded with the type of sound the Alphabot represents (i.e. consonant, vowel, etc).  Each alphabot personifies one of the sounds in the English language and wears a letter or letter team on its chest and an icon on its head (for constant visual reminders).  There are upper- and lowercase letters for letter identification and for tracing with fingers (or dry erase markers).  There are special objects that begin with the sound.  There are also STATS on each card that tell the story behind that character.  By learning about the character, the child associates the Alphabot’s sound with the sound or the letter(s) that make that sound.

Your kids will have a blast playing with Alphabotz and will be learning letters and sounds at the same time!  You can also use dry erase markers that can be easily wiped off the cards.  Check out Alphabotz today!  Alphabotz retail for $19.99 and can be purchased online or at amazon.com.

1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files will win a box of Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards!!!

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I received an Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards Set from Alphabotz to review so I could write this post.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

215 Responses to “Alphabotz Review & Giveaway”

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