Arizona Mama: Learning Resources Word Construction Review & Giveaway

Monday, March 24, 2014

Learning Resources Word Construction Review & Giveaway

 I was provided the below mentioned products in order to provide a review. 

     As Jayden goes through his year in Kindergarten I realize how much more is expected then when I was in Kindergarten.  I honestly think Jayden's Kindergarten has higher expectations then most. He needs to know all his letters (upper and lowercase), 70 letter sounds and phonograms, begin reading, and spelling.  I don't think we started doing spelling until 2nd grade when I was in school.  Then there is the math stuff.  For Jayden math comes to him easy.  But he is working on his language arts.  We work everyday with spelling and preparing for his weekly spelling tests.  He easily gets bored working on this skill.  So we have been working on some ways to make it more fun and interesting.  For a while we were using the dry erase easel and he would write his words as I told him.  This has worked for a while, but he is beginning to get bored with that now.  When I saw the Learning Resources Word Construction I was immediately interested in trying it with Jayden.


     The Word Construction is made up of large plastic nuts and bolts.  The nuts have different letters on them and screw onto the bolts.  You can start with the first letter and add up to 4 letters to make words.  The nuts are colorful making it fun to make patters, same colors, or different.  There are 6 bolts and 30 nuts.  Each nut has 6 letters on them.  Each bolt has either consonants or vowels.  The vowels are all on green and the consonants are either purple, blue, or orange.


     I really like that there are multiple ways to make words.  At first the nuts were hard to get on, but then I realized there is a little notch that needs to be in the right spot.  Then once the nut is on the bolt you can twist it around to line up the letters the way you want.  The little notch makes it so the nut does not just fall off.  This took some practice for Jayden, but he got it.  The pieces are chunky and perfect for little hands.  The pieces are well made and look like they will last a while.  As we worked on some of Jayden's spelling words we noticed that some letters are missing.  I was disappointed that there are some letters over and over like s and we could not find the letter j, v, w, x, or z.  This made it hard when he had the words jump and zoo as spelling words.  I'm not sure why they would leave out these letters.  I know that the ones I see on the different colored nuts more then once are very common letters, but the other letters are needed too.  I'd love to see them add some bolts with the other letters.


     Overall I really like this product and it will be helpful for some of Jayden's spelling words and practice.  Jayden is also working on phonograms and their sounds.  The word construction can be helpful with those as well.  I think this will be a useful learning tool for Jayden doing spelling and phonograms.  It will continue to be useful for Evan as he gets older and begins to learn letters, letter sounds, and words too.

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Thank you to Learning Resources for sponsoring the review & giveaway
 I was provided the above mentioned products in order to provide a review. I was not compensated in any way. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced. disclosure


28 comments:

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  4. I like the Alphabet Construction Set.

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  10. I also like the Number Knockout™ Electronic Math Game

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    1. The I Sea 10 from the "new" collection looks like it would be fun too.

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  13. The geometric shapes building set is a classic type of toy! So good to build with.

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  18. The Gears Too Jumbo Set looks like fun.

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  21. I think my son would love any learning tool

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  24. New Sprouts Classroom Kitchen Set

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