Wednesday, June 22, 2011

alphabeasts :: always playing, always teaching {giveaway}

My son is at that age where everything is "on the brink." It's exciting to watch your little one soak up life around him like a sponge. It's also eye opening. Every bit of media, every book, every conversation and even every toy is having a real impact on his little world. With this in mind, I was happy to come across a fun line of toys, Alphabeasts, designed to lay the foundation for learning while still encouraging creativity and fun.

Alphabeasts is a series of stuffed characters each given a unique persona. These two sided toys showcase one alphabet letter per character (capital letter on one side and lowercase on the other). Played with alone or in combination, these soft and hugable creatures provide a nice learning platform to share the alphabet with your child.

As soon as the Alphabeasts arrived at our house I started sharing their letters with my son. He now knows each one and has fun retrieving them when I yell out their letter. While flash cards might also work for teaching the alphabet, they don't cuddle as well as these stuffed creatures do.

I am happy we have added these new friends to the well-loved stuffed animals in our home, because I know these are the ones that will help my little guy learn skills that will last a lifetime.

Alphabeasts Alphie, Kliklak and Vin-Vin :: $20.00


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SARAHSIGNATURE*I was provided the three Alphabeasts above to conduct this review using personal experience. The opinions expressed are my own*

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  1. I would love the J because my sons name is Joseph and I love the cuddly green one!

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  3. I'd love to get E (Eioio) for my Elliott!

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  6. Even though G is the letter we currently have lots of things marked with (for our boy's name), I think I would have to go with either Alphie or Calicocious. Super fun.

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  7. my son would love the K character named Kliklak
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  15. I would like to add "J" for Juno.
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  63. My little friend would love Vin-vin, because his own name is Vincent.

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  70. I would like to have the letter W (Wombat) for my daughter's last name. I think she would like him and his big ears.

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  105. I would love to have Kliklak
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  112. I would like the A, R, or T since those are the first letters of my boys' names! They are all really so cute!

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  118. Love them all. But I'd choose Wombat. He's too cute!!!

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