LRNLER6801

Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters - 209 per set

Theme/Subject: Learning - Skill Learning: Alphabet, Letter Sound, Shape, Vocabulary, Oral Language, Sorting, Motor Skills

Reg. Price $57.99

Our Price $49.59 Per Set

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Helps build vocabulary while targeting language, memory and recall skills
Engages students in spelling and word recognition to promote early literacy
Designed for children ages 3 and up
  • Additional Info
SKU
LRNLER6801
Manufacturer
Learning Resources
Manufacturer Part Number
LER6801
Product Model
LER6801
Product Type
Skill Developmental Toy
Skill Learning
Alphabet
Theme/Subject
Learning
Recommended Age
4-7 Year
Features
Durable
Additional Information
  • Cook up early literacy skills! Familiar-looking cans and their corresponding contents reinforce each letter of the alphabet
  • Features a can for every letter, each holding an uppercase and lowercase letter plus 5 object cards featuring real-
Package Contents
  • 130 x Die-cut Photo Card
  • 52 x Color-coded Letter (Red Vowels, Blue Consonants)
  • 26 x Can with Lid

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Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters - 209 per set
 
3.0

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Interactive (10)
  • Durable (8)
  • Fun (8)
  • Easy assembly (7)
  • Educational (6)

Cons

  • Battery consumption (6)
  • Poor design (4)
  • Poor quality (4)
  • Cheaply made (3)
  • Poor instructions (3)

Best Uses

  • Special needs (11)
  • Young children (11)
  • Group activity (7)
  • Indoor (6)
  • Older children (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Education oriented (9), Parent of two or more children (6), Stay at home parent (6), Parent (4), Working parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Buy for Kids

We primarily use this timer during bed time. Our kids used to wake up at 4:30 to 6:30 and come into our room again and again, with no concept of 'Wake...Read complete review

We primarily use this timer during bed time. Our kids used to wake up at 4:30 to 6:30 and come into our room again and again, with no concept of 'Wake Up Time' (as most kids I realize). We set the timer to stay green until 7am, it turns yellow for 2 minutes (a warning it is almost wake up time) then it turns red, signalling wake time. If they have to use the bathroom, or need us for any reason, they know it is ok to leave the room. But in normal situations if it is not red, they go back into the bedroom and wait until it turns red. There was a learning curve for us and the kids, but this item works great! I would recommend the adapter, it requires 4 AA batteries for the lights, and lithium batteries for the clock, which burn down fast.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great when it works :(

I used this product to manage me as a teacher with my mini lessons in Readers Workshop. I also used this timer to manage student workstations and to help children budget time while completing...Read complete review

I used this product to manage me as a teacher with my mini lessons in Readers Workshop. I also used this timer to manage student workstations and to help children budget time while completing independent work. Unfortunately, like many other posters have mentioned, it can be unreliable. In June it worked just fine; however, when I returned to the classroom in August it was no longer working. Weird, right?! I thought it was the batteries so I replaced them with 4 brand new batteries. It still didn't work. After looking over the manual it said you would probably need to change the backup batteries when changing the other batteries. I searched high and low for the LR44 batteries (aka backup batteries) and finally found some. I replaced those as well and it still will not power on. This is very frustrating for me because I'm a classroom teacher and do not have the budget to keep replacing the timer each school year. :( The bottom line is that I would only recommend this device to somebody prepared to replace it yearly. I'm not that person because I already spend so much of my own money on my classroom and students.

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5.0

Works Great!

By Samantha A.

from North Carolina

Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters - 209 per set:

So far this has been a great product. We use this product several times a day as part of our homeschool, for teeth brushing, reading, chores and so much more. It's easy to set and I love the versatility of the timing options. Not that we would need to set a timer for 1-2 seconds, but if we did it will definitely to that no problem at all.

 
5.0

Time tracker

By Co

from Bakersfield, ca

About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy Assembly
  • Realistic

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Group Activity
    • Indoor

    Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters - 209 per set:

    So far so good with this timer. We use it for sooo many different things around the house. Homeschooling, TV/screen time, clean up time etc. Was a bit confusing to figure out at first but once we familiarized ourselves with it we haven't had any problems!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    I am a former ETA hand2mind employee.

    By Carolyn Vanco

    from Ingleside, IL

    About Me Education Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy Assembly
    • Fun
    • Great Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Imaginative Play
      • Indoor
      • Special Needs
      • Young Children

      Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters - 209 per set:

      For the last several years, at Christmas, LR has given employees the opportunity to purchase products from EI and LR at a substantial discount. My grandchildren attend a local preschool, and I frequently took this opportunity to purchase $500 - $1,000 (list) in materials for the school. The Director and teachers were always so grateful to get the materials and remarked how engaging they were. Thank you Rick, Donald Collura, and LR.
      Carolyn Vanco

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Wonderful for teaching beginning letter sounds!

      By Kim

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Young Children

        Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters - 209 per set:

        This set has made it through all 3 of my children. I home school my kids and have used it as a hands on way to learn beginning letter sounds of words. The pieces are made from a very thick cardboard that has really withstood heavy wear over time.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Brilliant for learning upper and lower case letters and soun

        By Fi

        from Utah

        About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy Assembly
        • Entertaining
        • Fun
        • Great Value
        • Interactive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Creative Development
          • Family Time
          • Group Activity

          Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters - 209 per set:

          My two children (age 3 & 6) love this. We use it for eye spy games with the picture cards then they have to put the pictures in the correct soup tin and also to help learn letter sounds. They get very competitive when playing with this together! There are so many ways to use this game. Very educational and fun!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          2.0

          Good and bad

          By boxermama

          from West Sunbury PA

          About Me Educator

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Educational
          • Fun
          • Interactive

          Cons

          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

          • Children

          Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters - 209 per set:

          This item was back ordered for 2 months. When it finally arrived, it came with 2 "J" cans and no "P" can. Disappointed with the quality control.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          1.0

          Buy something else!

          By Monica

          from Norco, CA

          Pros

          • Interactive

          Cons

          • Battery Consumption
          • Cheaply Made
          • Poor Design
          • Poor Instructions

          Best Uses

          • Special Needs

          Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters - 209 per set:

          I really like the idea of this timer but am disappointed by the fact that its not easy to set and that in one school year I have gone through 2! Don't waste your money on this timer and try another brand!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          2.0

          Very hard to read screen

          By Alice

          from Lansing, MI

          About Me Teacher

          Pros

          • Bright Colors
          • Unique

          Cons

          • Difficult To Use

          Best Uses

          • Classroom

          Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters - 209 per set:

          Great tool, but the screen is always black unless you press a button. It's hard to read, and you can't see the timer count down. Also hard to set the time.

           
          1.0

          Ex. I would (have to) buy this product again and again

          By Looking for Solutions

          from Concord, CA

          About Me Teacher

          Pros

          • Bright Colors

          Cons

          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

          • Classroom
          • Group Use
          • Single Student Use
          • Teacher Use

          Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters - 209 per set:

          Unfortunately, the lights (the reason I purchased this device) are not working. I'll contact the manufacturer and hope for the best. Having been involved with the electronics industry somewhat, I cannot understand why such a simple concept as a this device is having the issues it seems to have, based upon the reviews I've read.

          How these people respond will be an indicator to me of the quality and integrity of the this company. An announcement of improvements on this page would also be welcome. I'm a teacher and know many teachers; it would be nice to have this company as a resource for me and for them. Get a clue, my friends.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          It only lasted a month of constant use

          By EmmCeeBee

          from North Carolina

          About Me Parent

          Pros

          • Bright Colors
          • Customizable
          • Easy To Use
          • Fun
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters - 209 per set:

          We received as a gift on Christmas, purchased from Young Explorers. At first, we used it to signal how much time toddler had left before transition to next activity. Then, we used it for potty training and had the timer set for every 30 minutes. We were using it constantly for a month before we had to change the batteries. Then a couple of weeks later, it seemed to malfunction again (a signal we thought was time for another battery change). The digital display disappeared and the green and yellow lights remained on, and replacing thet batteries did not fix the problem. I really liked the timer when it worked, but now I'm hoping that there's a similar product out there that's more durable.

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