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HN-LRE048 Learning Resources

Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters

Item # HN-LRE048
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  • Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters
Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters

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Assembly
No Assembly Required
Brand
Learning Resources
Dimensions
16.7L x 10W x 9H in.
Gender
Boys, Girls
Number of Pieces
26 pieces
Recommended Age
3 Years and Up

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  • Set of 26 durable cardboard cans with lids
  • Builds early vocabulary and fine tunes motor skills
  • Each can holds an alphabet plus 5 object cards
  • Supports alphabet awareness and letter sounds
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Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters
 
2.8

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

48%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Interactive (7)
  • Durable (5)
  • Educational (5)
  • Engaging (5)
  • Fun (5)

Cons

  • Battery consumption (5)
  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

  • Special needs (9)
  • Young children (9)
  • Group activity (5)
  • Older children (5)
  • Indoor (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Education oriented (8), Parent (4), Parent of two or more children (3), Stay at home parent (3), Working parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Buy for Kids

We primarily use this timer during bed time. Our kids used to wake up at 4:30 to 6:30 and come into our room again and again, with no concept of 'Wake...Read complete review

We primarily use this timer during bed time. Our kids used to wake up at 4:30 to 6:30 and come into our room again and again, with no concept of 'Wake Up Time' (as most kids I realize). We set the timer to stay green until 7am, it turns yellow for 2 minutes (a warning it is almost wake up time) then it turns red, signalling wake time. If they have to use the bathroom, or need us for any reason, they know it is ok to leave the room. But in normal situations if it is not red, they go back into the bedroom and wait until it turns red. There was a learning curve for us and the kids, but this item works great! I would recommend the adapter, it requires 4 AA batteries for the lights, and lithium batteries for the clock, which burn down fast.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great when it works :(

I used this product to manage me as a teacher with my mini lessons in Readers Workshop. I also used this timer to manage student workstations and to help children budget time while completing...Read complete review

I used this product to manage me as a teacher with my mini lessons in Readers Workshop. I also used this timer to manage student workstations and to help children budget time while completing independent work. Unfortunately, like many other posters have mentioned, it can be unreliable. In June it worked just fine; however, when I returned to the classroom in August it was no longer working. Weird, right?! I thought it was the batteries so I replaced them with 4 brand new batteries. It still didn't work. After looking over the manual it said you would probably need to change the backup batteries when changing the other batteries. I searched high and low for the LR44 batteries (aka backup batteries) and finally found some. I replaced those as well and it still will not power on. This is very frustrating for me because I'm a classroom teacher and do not have the budget to keep replacing the timer each school year. :( The bottom line is that I would only recommend this device to somebody prepared to replace it yearly. I'm not that person because I already spend so much of my own money on my classroom and students.

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2.0

It only lasted a month of constant use

By EmmCeeBee

from North Carolina

About Me Parent

Pros

  • Bright Colors
  • Customizable
  • Easy To Use
  • Fun
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

  • Home

Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters:

We received as a gift on Christmas, purchased from Young Explorers. At first, we used it to signal how much time toddler had left before transition to next activity. Then, we used it for potty training and had the timer set for every 30 minutes. We were using it constantly for a month before we had to change the batteries. Then a couple of weeks later, it seemed to malfunction again (a signal we thought was time for another battery change). The digital display disappeared and the green and yellow lights remained on, and replacing thet batteries did not fix the problem. I really liked the timer when it worked, but now I'm hoping that there's a similar product out there that's more durable.

 
1.0

Terrible timer

By Di

from Australia

About Me Educator

Pros

  • Interactive

Cons

  • Difficult Instructions
  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

  • Children

Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters:

This is a terrible timer. It is hard to use and the menu, start and enter buttons all have to be pushed really hard to get them to even work. I spend more time trying to change the settings than actually getting the timer to work. Very disappointing as I cannot use it in my classroom.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
1.0

Really hard to operate

By Disappointed girl

from Quebec Canada

About Me Parent

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult Instructions

    Best Uses

    • Family

    Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters:

    I am very disappointed with this product. The buttons are either not working or too sensitive and you pass by the time you want to set and then have to start the programming over. It would have been so easy to put a simple timer set button and then a start time button but no! You have to go through many steps of programming each time you want to set a new time. Even to simply start the already programmed time you have to push a series of buttons! So annoying! And to remember the right sequence, it is not easy....
    definitely not worth the price.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love these!

    By Lily's Mommy

    from Reno, Nv

    About Me First Time Parent

    Pros

    • Educational
    • Engaging
    • Lots of Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Special Needs
      • Young Children

      Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters:

      My daughter was born extremely early and have some developmental delays, mostly physically. She's currently at an adjusted age of 30 months and within one month she was able to recognize all the letters in the alphabet and most of the other cards. All my daughter does is shake the containers and say "Wanna Learn". I definitely recommend these!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Well the lights work

      By The Anderson Foundation

      from Crestview, FL

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

      Pros

      • Easy Assembly
      • Entertaining
      • Simple Instructions

      Cons

      • Cheaply Made
      • No Sound
      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

      • Group Activity
      • Indoor
      • Special Needs
      • Young Children

      Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters:

      We have a son with Aspergers and a daughter who is home schooled and was excited to get the item and the sound did not work out of the gate. Even after resetting it and adjusting the volume it just does not work.

      For our daughter it would have been perfect for her when she is not paying attention to the light we have the sound backup. Welp, that did not work so I am quite disappointed.

      The other reviews on the item and having issues is spot on. Guess I should have researched more.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      ABC Soup Sorters

      By Teacher

      from MN

      About Me Education Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Educational
      • Engaging
      • Interactive
      • Lots of Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • English Language Learners

        Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters:

        I used these to teach beginning letter sounds

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Good timer with lots of uses!

        By Wendy

        from Suffolk

        About Me Parent

        Pros

        • Bright
        • Durable
        • Easy to Understand
        • Educational
        • Unisex

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Behaviour
          • Groups
          • Home
          • Meetings
          • School
          • Special Needs

          Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters:

          We bought this timer as a visual reminder for meetings so time didn't pass by, there was a visual reminder which has sounds to notify the changing of sections. Although there is a volume switch we have always used the Time Tracker with the volume on. We have since found a hundred other uses for it. We have timed dinner with it, got ready to go out and even homework. The timer sections can be used for a few seconds or for an hour the options are endless and although getting the correct combination to get into the menu and setting it up can be tricky to start with after a few uses you soon pick it up. We use the Time Tracker as a fantastic visual behaviour monitor.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Didn't even last 1 school year

          By First Grade Teacher

          from Ohio

          Pros

          • Easy Assembly
          • Visually Appealing

          Cons

          • Battery Consumption
          • Have To Reset Often
          • Poor Instructions

          Best Uses

          • Center Time

          Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters:

          I used this timer with my center rotations. When it worked, it was fabulous. My first graders followed it perfectly: Green- work, Yellow- start cleaning up your center, Red - move to the next center. The problem is it often didn't work. It seemed to work in spurts. Good for a couple of weeks and then break. It has now been broken for a week and I think it's finished. I replaced all of the batteries (including the $10 button batteries) and the light is stuck on yellow and the time dislplay is completely blank. This timer is such a great idea but poorly made. I have 29 days of school left so I will make due without it. :(

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          2.0

          Great idea! Not user friendly.

          By Ms. B

          from Del City, Oklahoma

          About Me Grandparent

          Pros

          • Easy Assembly
          • Interactive

          Cons

          • Battery Consumption
          • Poor Instructions

          Best Uses

          • Indoor
          • Special Needs

          Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters:

          I have a classroom for emotionally disturbed and behaviorally challenged students. I typically have about ten students that come and go throughout the day. The logistics can be a nightmare....trying to keep up with who is coming and going while, at the same time, giving meaningful lessons for 6 different grades. The timer is a life saver. However, it takes a bit of getting used to. Learning to set the three timers can be painful. For example, I set the green light for one schedule. I then turn to my "wall of schedules" to see what I want to set the second timer for. If I don't push a button, it goes off in a few seconds and I have to start over. In addition, it does not allow one to start the first timer and go back later to start another timer. So, I have to write down how much time to place in each section and enter the data all at once. NEVERTHELESS, ONCE YOU CATCH ON TO THE HOW-TO'S, IT IS AN AWESOME TOOL!!!! I would precaution that it is not very user friendly, BUT I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND IT!!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great Timer!

          By Norfolk Teacher

          from Norfolk

          About Me Parent

          Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters:

          Nice and robust

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