One of the things I have tried to instill in my kids is the importance of education. I started at an early age reading to them educational books and buying curriculum based workbooks to teach my kids the alphabet and to get a head start on reading. I even considered homeschooling for a while but right now that doesn’t seem to be a very good fit for our family, so our kids are going to public school. There are many educational toys on the market that you can buy for your kids but not all toys are going to work for each child. So of course when Alphabeasts became available for us to review I jumped on the chance! Who wouldn’t want a cute cuddly toy that was fun to play with and educational as well!
From the moment these adorable Alphabeasts arrived in our home my kids were hooked! They take them everywhere and make them part of all their play. They love that they are double sided with a different colour on each side as well as an upper case letter on one side and the lower case on the other, and they were thrilled to read the little character bios that come with each beast. I’m not sure if they will be used in an educational manner with my oldest two as they already know all their letters and the letter sounds but for my 20 month old and the baby on the way they could become quite useful. I find myself wanting the whole set and the set of books that you can buy as supplement.
We received Alphie and Eioio for review and they are so cute! Because I think the bios are so cute, I am going to share with you the bios for ours:
Alphie is the anointed leader of the Alphabeasts clan, and possesses great communication skills and a keen level head at all times. A mediator, a thinker, a protector, a problem solver, and a reliable mentor all describe Alphaland’s most respected beast. All the Alphabeasts love and look up to Alphie and his wisdom.
Eioio is usually confused. He tends to waver back and forth on topics as shown by his eye that tends to do the same. His claw-like hands are very strong and when he clamps down on something, he won’t let go. Also, he uses his horn and head as a battering ram and can send large objects miles away with just one hit.
To read more about these wonderful educational toys head on over to the about section of their website and read more. Also check out all the cute characters you can buy. Each Alphabeast retails for $20.00 and are available for purchase directly from their website.
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*DISCLAIMER: I was sent items by Alpha Toys to help facilitate my review. Any opinions stated are strictly my own.*