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Learning Resources Smart Snacks Alpha Pops

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Product Description

Pop together these frozen treats to match uppercase and lowercase letters. Double-sided to include all 26 letters. Self-checking by color. Also great for fine motor skills and imaginative play! Single Alpha Pop measures 4"L x 1"W.

Additional Info

780972

1F96FE56

765023073454

LER7345

1.3 pounds

10.1 x 10.0 x 3.2

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Average Customer Rating:

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Learning Resources Smart Snacks Alpha Pops
 
4.0

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (9)
  • Interactive (8)
  • Educational (7)
  • Engaging (7)
  • Lots of fun (5)

Cons

  • Poor design (4)

Best Uses

  • Young children (5)
  • Indoor (4)
  • 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 (5), Yes (5)

Most Helpful 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 Helpful Critical 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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(2 of 2 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 Learning Resources Smart Snacks Alpha Pops:

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

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Learning Tool

By Anna, mom of two toddlers

from Cincinnati, OH

Comments about Learning Resources Smart Snacks Alpha Pops:

I bought this for my 2 yr old son to learn matching colors and upper/lower case alphabet letters. It is perfect. We ask him to find the "big H" and then he finds the matching "little h" either by color or name. He loves it. It also helps his fine motor by connecting the two pieces. I just wish I had purchased 2 since each set has 2 different letters on them. Also, they are really easy to clean, but you'll need a container/bag to store them in. We love this toy!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Very Disappointed

By preschool owner

from Washington

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Design
    • Poor Instructions

    Best Uses

      Comments about Learning Resources Smart Snacks Alpha Pops:

      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

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      (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 Learning Resources Smart Snacks Alpha Pops:

        Terrific for learning alphabet while "playing"

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        (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 Learning Resources Smart Snacks Alpha Pops:

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

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          (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 Learning Resources Smart Snacks Alpha Pops:

          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

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          (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 Learning Resources Smart Snacks Alpha Pops:

              I like the color coding for scaffolded support.

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              5.0

              Wonderful toy

              By LFWErika

              from Alabama

              About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc), Stay At Home Parent

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Entertainment
                • Indoor
                • Travel
                • Young Children

                Comments about Learning Resources Smart Snacks Alpha Pops:

                This toy was perfect for our twins.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect learning tool

                By Alesha @ Full Time Mama

                from Arizona

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

                Pros

                • Educational
                • Engaging
                • Interactive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Young Children

                  Comments about Learning Resources Smart Snacks Alpha Pops:

                  Awesome for my toddler for fine motor skills and early learning. Equally awesome for my Kindergartener for reinforcement of letter sound and recognition. This has been a perfect addition to our homeschool education.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Fun Learning

                  By Arizona Mama

                  from Glendale, AZ

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

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Educational
                  • Engaging

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Young Children

                    Comments about Learning Resources Smart Snacks Alpha Pops:

                    Alpha pops are a fun smart snack for learning. Basically they are realistic plastic Popsicles that snap together. Each Popsicles has either a capital or lowercase letter on each side of them. Then you can match the lowercase to the uppercase letter. These are fun colorful Popsicles that can also be matched by color.
                    Overall we really like the Alpha Pops. They are fun and educational. They are rated for children 2 years and up. My son is 4 years old and still had fun playing with them. They are durable and will likely last until my newborn is old enough to play with them too. The only thing that I would like to see different is I'd love to see each letter have their own Popsicle instead of being on the back. I think putting them on the back helps to have less Popsicles, but putting them on the back makes it so children really only have to match 13 letters since they can turn it over and match that letter.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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