Educational Toys | Smart Toys and Games and a Giveaway!
I think something that’s almost universal among moms is that we want our kids to be smart. We value education and we look for toys and games that encourage our children to learn and grow. As a preschool teacher, I think I am hyper-vigilant about creating teachable experiences with my kids because I’ve seen just how much kids are capable of when they are encouraged to learn from a young age. Not only do I want my kids to learn new things; I want them to love learning. That’s why providing educational toys and games is so important.
As a teacher and a mom, I was so excited to find Smart Toys and Games. Smart Toys and Games is an amazing company that creates high quality toys and games for children. They have great products for younger and older children, and they do a great job of combining learning and fun. Their products have earned tons of awards, and it’s easy to see why. As a teacher I really appreciate the care that has been taken to ensure these toys and games have educational value. The mom in me loves that these products are well-made and will stand up to frequent use in my crazy, chaotic home where things get broken easily.
My son is posing with his new Alphabet Matcher, from the Twisterz line of toys. Twisterz are plastic rods with various rings around them. The goal is to match up the correct items in a line. With the Alphabet Matcher, you pick a letter and then move the rings to line up all the objects that start with that letter. This is perfect for my three-year-old, who is learning his letter sounds. He had a blast matching up the pictures with the letters, and he was so proud when he got the right answer. The pictures on the toy are not cartoons but actual drawings of the objects they represent, which I really appreciated. Even my two-year-old liked this toy! He can’t identify the letters yet, but he liked taking the bands off and putting them on again, which builds his fine motor skills.
I took the game Color Code to school to try with my preschoolers. Color Code comes with a book of challenges – designs your child must try to recreate by stacking different colored tiles. There are four levels of challenges, from starter to expert. With a small amount of help, my preschooler students were able to recreate the starter designs. They really enjoyed themselves! You could almost see the wheels turning as they tried to figure out where and how each tile should be placed. Because the tiles are made of strong plastic and the challenge book is laminated, I didn’t have to worry about the game getting torn up. This is a game we will be playing again, both at home and at school. The great thing about Color Code is that it grows with your child. Both younger and older children will find challenges that are at their level.
Color Code is now available at Meijer, Marbles, and quality toy stores everywhere. That means it will be easy to pick up this great game and share it with a child you love this holiday season! You can also purchase Color Code and other Smart Toys and Games online. Smart Toys and Games is also on Facebook and Twitter, so be sure to follow them for the very best in educational toys for your child.
You can WIN!
You also have the opportunity to WIN your very own copy of Color Code! Smart Toys and Games has kindly provided me with a copy of the game to give to one lucky Mom For Less reader. Entering is easy; just check out the Smart Toys and Games website and leave a comment on this blog post letting me know which products you love. Once you’ve left a comment, be sure to log it on the Rafflecopter form below. Doing this will unlock some easy extra entries! The giveaway closes on December 10th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern and the winner will be chosen randomly and notified by email.Winner will have 24 hours from the time of email to claim their prize; after that time another winner will be chosen.
Best of luck to you!
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Smart Toys and Games was kind enough to provide me with an Alphabet Matcher and Color Code to review, and a copy of Color Code to give away. All opinions are 100% mine. My son spent an hour playing Color Code this evening, so believe me when I tell you it is awesome!