Disclosure: Mama Smith’s Review Blog received this item in exchange for her honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% hers.
As most of you know by now, I stay home with my young daughters. My 3.5 year old goes to a “pre-preschool” twice a week, but I still work with her a lot at home. We do projects to learn our letters and numbers together. Usually my 2 year old wants nothing to do with it and plays with her toys while her sister and I learn. This was fine with me at first but as she gets older, I really want her to get some letter and number recognition. I had been brainstorming ideas to get her more involved when Numbers Alive: Team Ten showed up on my door step. I knew right away that it was the answer.
The Numbers Alive: Team Ten kit includes the Team Ten Makes A Fruit Basket board book, Hello Numbers story book with a decoder (to find hidden messages), flash cards, Activity list, and the numbers 0 through 0 – plush and magnetic. The numbers stick together to form larger numbers, or to put them in order. All this fits in an awesome backpack to carry everything in. It all fits nicely in it and it is a great place to store everything together so you don’t lose anything. There is even a free app you can download to complete the discovery pack. My 3.5 year old immediately gravitated toward them and we started doing advanced lessons like learning about time and how the magnets repel. I noticed right away that my 2 year old looked on with interest. Finally she came over when I started reading the story book. We all had a great time using the decoder with it and counting up to 10. After a couple weeks with Numbers Alive, my just turned 2 year old can not only count to 12, but she recognizes all the numbers as well. She can also put the numbers all in order – from 0 to 9! I find that very impressive. It is all thanks to Numbers Alive!
Numbers Alive has won the Mom’s Choice Award (Educational Product), Creative Child Magazine 2014 Book of the Year and 2015 Plush Toy of the Year, Dr. Toy Best Vacation Children’s Product Award, National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) – 2014 Silver Award, Moonbeam Children’s Book Award (book with product category), and the Children’s Literature Independently Published Principal’s Award (CLIPPA) – Honorable Mention K-2 Category.