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Let’s Tackle Kindergarten Review plus Giveaway

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When searching for learning toys, one of my “go to” place is Learning Resources. I absolutely love the fun, bright, colorful products offered by the Learning Resources site, all aimed at helping you help your little one learn.

Since we are working on ABC’s and 123’s, as well as sorting, I was absolutely delighted when I learned that I would be able to review the Let’s Tackle Kindergarten tackle box. The thing that first drew me to it was the pet counters, which are washable, soft plastic animals that can be used for sorting, patterning, counting, color identification.  The pet counters are 1 1/4″ and the Let’s Tackle Kindergarten kit has 16 of them in it.  Of course, this kit has stacking cups, a write and wipe board, attribute blocks that can be used for patterning, foam dice, plastic links, and much much more.

Let’s Tackle Kindergarten™

Ages 3-6

The tackle box is packed with fun activities that help prepare your child for early success in school.

  • Engages kids in practicing 10 key kindergarten readiness skills: social skills, personal well-being, listening and speaking, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, reading, handwriting, math, thinking and problem solving, and creativity
  • Features appealing hands-on activities, that ease the transition to learning different skills and subjects in school
  • Allows you to track and reward progress using the checklist included in the 24-page Activity Book
  • Includes 10 double-sided photo cards, 4 stacking cups, 60 plastic links, bean bag, 2 foam dot dice, 8 attribute blocks, 26 uppercase letters, 26 lowercase letters, 20 numbers, 16 pet counters, write & wipe board and 2 sticker sheets
  • Plastic tackle box with sorting tray and carrying handle measures 13″L x 7″W x 6″H
  • Ages 3+
  • I’ve read that having your children tell stories about the pictures they see helps them get ready to read.  So, when we show the double sided photo cards to Mister, we ask him to tell us what is going on in the picture.  You should see how animated he gets when he talks about the soccer picture.

    We use the stacking cups and the pet counters to play a sorting and counting game, which Sister is able to join as well.  She can count to three, then starts throwing in random numbers.

    I found that while Mister does like the plastic links, he doesn’t quite have the fine motor skills to link them on his own.  Either that, or the ouchies that he gets on his fingers from the Hay Wells Syndrome prevents him from manipulating them.

    letstackle copy

    Buy it… The Let’s Tackle Kindergarten retails for $44.95 and is available at http://www.learningresources.com and on Amazon.com.It is currently on sale on Amazon for $26.32, which is 41% off!

    This set really is a sound investment in your child’s learning future, and at that price, you get a lot of bang for your buck!

    <br><i>The ultimate pretend classroom comes packed with 149 supplies.</i>Learning Resources also has a Pretend & Play® School Set with US Map that we have on our list.

    Packed with 149 must-have supplies, our School Set earns an A+ in imaginative play.

  • Features everything kids need for the ultimate pretend classroom, including grade book, stickers, hall passes, clock, bell, dry-erase board, Hand Pointer, crayons, double-sided calendar, double-sided map and much more
  • Encourages school readiness and conversations about going to school that help reduce first-day jitters
  • Includes storage pocket to hold supplies
  • Folds for storage when play is finished
  • Nylon tri-fold measures 38″L x 16″H
  • Ages 3-9
  • I haven’t added it to our learning supplies yet is because I can just see Mister and Sister poking each other in they eye with the Hand Pointer.  LOL.

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    The fine print…

    Contest open to US addresses..  Contest ends at 11:59 a.m. CST on 12/02/2010.  Winner will be selected randomly.  Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond with mailing address.  If no response is received from the winning entrant, a new winner will be selected.  Prize will be forfeited and donated to charity if not claimed by primary or alternate winners.

    The fine folks at Learning Resources provided me with the Let’s Tackle Kindergarten set to facilitate this review.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions express are 100% my own and are based on my own experience.  Your experience may differ.

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    About Virginia

    Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.