LRNLER7345

Smart Snacks Alpha Pops - 13 per set

Skill Learning: Visual, Color Identification, Letter Recognition, Expressive Language, Receptive Language, Quiz, Color Matching, Fine Motor, Imagination

Reg. Price $24.99

Our Price $24.39 Per Set

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Reinforces uppercase and lowercase letter recognition through matching
Double-sided design includes all 26 letters for thoroughness
Perfect for fine motor practice and imaginative play
Designed for children ages 2 and up
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SKU
LRNLER7345
Manufacturer
Learning Resources
Manufacturer Part Number
LER7345
Product Type
Educational Toy
Features
Colorful
Recycled
No
Limited Warranty
365 Day

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Smart Snacks Alpha Pops - 13 per set
 
3.8

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Interactive (10)
  • Durable (9)
  • Educational (9)
  • Engaging (7)
  • Fun (7)

Cons

  • Poor design (4)

Best Uses

  • Young children (5)
  • Indoor (4)
  • Children (3)
  • Entertainment (3)
  • School (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Education oriented (7), Parent of two or more children (5), Stay at home parent (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Your Child Will LOVE These!

The sound of the ice cream truck is a sound that even a two year old knows. Even a teething toddler loves a popsicle. Learning Resources took this love of frozen delights and turned...Read complete review

The sound of the ice cream truck is a sound that even a two year old knows. Even a teething toddler loves a popsicle. Learning Resources took this love of frozen delights and turned it into a love of learning. Smart Snacks Alpha Pops is a brand new addition to their 2012 line of educational toys. These soft plastic popsicles each come with two sticks, just like the treats from the olden days! Made for little hands, they come apart easily and go back together just as easily: an excellent toy with which to practice their fine motor skills. Each popsicle set has the capital and lowercase letter to match together. There are 13 popsicle sets, with different letters on the flip side to include all 26 letters. These bright colors and familiar shape instantly draw children into play, learning, and using their imagination. It was really nice to see that when the kids starting playing with these, the first thing they did was offer to share..."Who wants a popsicle?" The older children began naming the letters and the younger children began naming the colors. Disclosure: I received this product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Major Learning Design Flaw

This would be a great product except there are only 13 sets of pops, rather than 26. Differing letters are printed on the back and front. For instance the red set has A...Read complete review

This would be a great product except there are only 13 sets of pops, rather than 26. Differing letters are printed on the back and front. For instance the red set has A and a on the front and N and n on the back. Very confusing for kids trying to learn letters. Visually its tough for them to locate a letter or figure out that they might have to turn over pops to locate the right letter match. They just scan and scan and scan the pile until they give up. Also, without the complete alphabet on 26 sets, I can't use this toy to teach children the order of the alphabet.

I am considering ordering a second set so I can have the whole alphabet, but only if I can figure out a way to remove the letters on one side of the pop. Maybe Nail Polish remover? Also, it feels just wrong to do this. It's like rewarding bad design....

If this product was complete, I would LOVE this toy and probably be buying a ton more of the smart snacks brand, but now I am afraid of what I might get.

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3.0

Cuter

By Jessica

from Illinois

About Me Educator

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Play
  • Educational
  • Fun
  • Interactive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Children

    Comments about Smart Snacks Alpha Pops - 13 per set:

    My students love these. I am a little disappointed there is one letter on one side and another letter on the other side.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Fantastic

    By Kat

    from Lloydminster

    About Me Avid Gamer, Parent

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Children
      • Family

      Comments about Smart Snacks Alpha Pops - 13 per set:

      I have not opened it yet as it is a Christmas gift but it arrived quickly, the packaging looks great and they look exactly as advertised. So far so good.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Disappointed in packaging

      By C. Davison

      from Texas

      About Me Casual Driver

      Comments about Smart Snacks Alpha Pops - 13 per set:

      No where on the packaging does it say that this set is reversible. Packaging is misleading....you think that you're getting the entire alphabet on 26 popsicles not 13 popsicles.

       
      5.0

      Multiple use

      By Mommy Gayle

      from Washington, DC

      About Me Child Care Provider, Educator, Foster Care, God Mother, Thrifty

      Pros

      • Can Withstand Use
      • Easy To Play
      • Educational
      • Entertaining
      • Fun
      • Interactive
      • Multiple Use
      • Thought Provoking

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Children
        • Daycare

        Comments about Smart Snacks Alpha Pops - 13 per set:

        I purchased Smart Snacks Number Pops and Smart Snacks Alpha Pops. Then I use a large colorful box to separate the Ice-cream numbers and the alpha Popsicle. Next, I set-up a starting line for the kids at one end of the room and the box at the other. The kids race to the box to match either the dots and cover on the ice-cream or the capitol and small letters on the Popsicle, then race back to a table and place their matched item in their small bin. The child with the most correct matching items win! This is great for large and small motor skills, hand and eye coordination, visual, language skills, and it also promotes sharing and unity working together if someone else has your match. I love these toys and so do the kids. Thanks!!!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Major Learning Design Flaw

        By Early Childhood Director

        from York, PA

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

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy Assembly
        • Fun
        • Interactive

        Cons

        • Cheaply Made
        • Poor Design
        • Poor Instructions

        Best Uses

        • Imaginative Play

        Comments about Smart Snacks Alpha Pops - 13 per set:

        This would be a great product except there are only 13 sets of pops, rather than 26. Differing letters are printed on the back and front. For instance the red set has A and a on the front and N and n on the back. Very confusing for kids trying to learn letters. Visually its tough for them to locate a letter or figure out that they might have to turn over pops to locate the right letter match. They just scan and scan and scan the pile until they give up. Also, without the complete alphabet on 26 sets, I can't use this toy to teach children the order of the alphabet.

        I am considering ordering a second set so I can have the whole alphabet, but only if I can figure out a way to remove the letters on one side of the pop. Maybe Nail Polish remover? Also, it feels just wrong to do this. It's like rewarding bad design....

        If this product was complete, I would LOVE this toy and probably be buying a ton more of the smart snacks brand, but now I am afraid of what I might get.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Very Disappointed

        By preschool owner

        from Washington

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Design
          • Poor Instructions

          Best Uses

            Comments about Smart Snacks Alpha Pops - 13 per set:

            This product would be absolutely amazing except it was designed poorly. There is only 13 sets with half the alphabet on the front and half on the back. Plus an image showing more that two can be snapped together to form words which they can not do. I now have to purchase a second set just to be able to complete the alphabet.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Super Fun!

            By Whitney the wise

            from South Carolina

            About Me Education Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy Assembly
            • Entertaining
            • Fun
            • Interactive
            • Realistic

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Creative Development
              • Imaginative Play

              Comments about Smart Snacks Alpha Pops - 13 per set:

              Terrific for learning alphabet while "playing"

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Amazing Product

              By Turtleluv09

              from Bakersfield CA

              About Me Education Oriented

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoor
                • Travel

                Comments about Smart Snacks Alpha Pops - 13 per set:

                my two year old niece loves these! She pulls them out after dinner and we play together. great product

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Alphabet Popsicles

                By Mrs Bagel

                from Northern CA

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

                Pros

                • Interactive

                Cons

                • Poor Design
                • Poor Packing Information

                Best Uses

                • Young Children

                Comments about Smart Snacks Alpha Pops - 13 per set:

                Disappointed with this item from Learning Resources, have always been pleased with products from this company and own many. Item was purchased at a store. Packaging does not describe that Popsicles are double sided with letters or how many items were in the package. Letter Q is printed upside down on our set. Definitely would not recommend this product to others. It is a shame because it is a great idea just poorly done, should have separate Popsicles for each letter and not be double sided. Had I read the website information I would not have purchased since they are double sided.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                It's always chosen first

                By Sara

                from Iowa City

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Engaging
                • Lots of Fun

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Smart Snacks Alpha Pops - 13 per set:

                    I like the color coding for scaffolded support.

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