Saturday, October 8, 2011

.::Review & Giveaway::. Alpha Catch

Alpha Catch is the fast-paced, physical way to practice letter names and sounds. Kids take turns tossing self-stick balls, catching them with the sticky catcher's mitts, and playing fun phonics games about the letters on each ball. It's a phonemic awareness home run!

Games include:
  • Letter Line Up - "What letter is that?"
  • Ace the Sound - "What sound does that letter make?"
  • Beginning Sounds Catch - "Say a word that begins with that sound!"
  • Ending Sounds Catch - "Say a word that ends with that sound!"
  • Middle Sounds Catch - "Say a word that has that sound in the middle!"
  • Word Catch - "Can you make a word with the letters you caught?"
  • Round Robin Play - "All questions above are asked as a group of kids tosses and catches the balls

Educational Insights provided me (and my daughter) with an Alpha Catch set to review and one to giveaway.  You can purchase your own Alpha Catch at Amazon.  I highly recommend it for children learning colors & letters AND for children learning to read.

My daughter is in kindergarten. She is already able to recognize and write her alphabet. However, she is really enjoying learning to read and these have been a HUGE help with furthering her phonetic skills. We have a lot of fun playing "letter ball," especially when her best friend is visiting. He's still learning to recognize his letters, and this game has really made it fun for him. They are enjoying the competitive part of it. Whoever gets 5 in a row right gets to choose the snack or the next activity! It really has made learning fun for the kids!

There are numerous times when I suggest we play catch (meaning regular catch), and my daughter pipes up with "I'll get the letter balls!" She really ENJOYS learning with these!

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27 comments:

  1. I would be playing with my 4 year old niece (she would be 5 by the time that it's warm enough to play it outside) =) And if we got my cousin involved she could bring her kid over he's 4. Then we could invite one more friend over and her kid and he's 5 or 6, oh and my cousin who is 8 I think. I just keep thinking of more kids that would love this.

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  2. Niece shes 2 but VERY smart! and by time its summer or warm enough to play this shell be right on tact with a 4 yr old :)

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  3. Ages 10 & 4, my son and daughter would Love to have this! They love to learn!! :)

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  4. 4 and 5 year old austic children

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  5. I would love to be able to donate this to my Elementary School's special education department. I know the children there will love this!

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  6. Our 4 year old would love this
    Ann Brooks

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  7. my 4 yr old daughter and ger friends and her cousins who are 6 and 4 plus the parents but I will leave their ages out :)

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  8. our 8 years old and 6 years old ....Thank you for the great giveaway - (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

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  9. I have two girls that would have a blast with this, eight and three. My eught year old just loves to teach her younger sister her alphabet! Jamie Dodd Countrymomma1202@aol.com

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  10. this would be for my daughter to play with my nephew when he is old enough!

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  11. My kids would love this !! :D Thanks for the opportunity to win it !!

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  12. My husband and I would play with our 3 year old son. Unless he has a friend over, then it would be two three year olds.

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  13. My 2 and 6 year old would love to play this. Thank you for the giveaway!
    jenny_anwar at yahoo.com

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  14. My 3 year old daughter and my 2 year old son would have a blast with this!

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  15. My five boys! Ages 10 8 6 4 and almost 2!
    Kati Junes

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  16. My daughter is 8!! Today!! Whoo hoo!

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  17. Our kids are 1, 4, and 6 (does my husband count as a kid too???? lol)

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  18. My daughter is 2.

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  19. This would be great for my 4 year old daughter Ashy.

    frugalmommieof2 at gmail.com

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  20. 2 And Up
    Stephanie Mago-Eagle
    SAnneEagle71@yahoo.com

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  21. Children's ages 2,6,6,(twins), 9,11,13,15,18. The twins would really like this game!

    Kimberly Attridge
    kamarkim@gmail.com

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  22. my son oliver is almost 2 1/2 and my oldest, brigham is almost 4.
    *kelly
    kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com

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  23. I really need this for my 5 (almost 6) yr old son. He just started Kindergarten & is having a rough time.

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  24. neat stuff! good luck all

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  25. The ages would be 5 and 6 years old.

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