Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters, 26 Cardboard cans w/Lids, 130 Photo Cards, 52 Letters

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Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters, 26 Cardboard cans w/Lids, 130 Photo Cards, 52 Letters - Cook up early literacy skills with a fun, alphabet soup-themed game, with an adorable cardboard can for each letter. Cute game supports alphabet awareness, letter sounds and recognition of letter shapes. Also builds early vocabulary, oral language, sorting and fine motor skills. Brightly-colored real-life photos accompany each letter.

  • Alphabet soup-themed language learning tool.
  • Supports alphabet awareness, letter sounds and letter shape recognition.
  • Builds early vocabulary, oral language, sorting and fine motor skills.
  • Real life photos.
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2.7

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

43%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Interactive (10)
  • Fun (7)
  • Durable (6)
  • Educational (6)
  • Easy assembly (5)

Cons

  • Battery consumption (6)
  • Poor design (4)
  • Poor quality (4)
  • Cheaply made (3)
  • Poor instructions (3)

Best Uses

  • Special needs (10)
  • Young children (9)
  • Group activity (6)
  • Older children (5)
  • Indoor (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Education oriented (8), Parent (4), Parent of two or more children (4), Stay at home parent (4), Working parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17), Yes (3)

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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5.0

Brilliant for learning upper and lower case letters and soun

By 

from Utah

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

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy Assembly
  • Entertaining
  • Fun
  • Great Value
  • Interactive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Creative Development
    • Family Time
    • Group Activity

    Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters, 26 Cardboard cans w/Lids, 130 Photo Cards, 52 Letters:

    My two children (age 3 & 6) love this. We use it for eye spy games with the picture cards then they have to put the pictures in the correct soup tin and also to help learn letter sounds. They get very competitive when playing with this together! There are so many ways to use this game. Very educational and fun!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    2.0

    Good and bad

    By 

    from West Sunbury PA

    About Me Educator

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Educational
    • Fun
    • Interactive

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Children

    Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters, 26 Cardboard cans w/Lids, 130 Photo Cards, 52 Letters:

    This item was back ordered for 2 months. When it finally arrived, it came with 2 "J" cans and no "P" can. Disappointed with the quality control.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    1.0

    Buy something else!

    By 

    from Norco, CA

    Pros

    • Interactive

    Cons

    • Battery Consumption
    • Cheaply Made
    • Poor Design
    • Poor Instructions

    Best Uses

    • Special Needs

    Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters, 26 Cardboard cans w/Lids, 130 Photo Cards, 52 Letters:

    I really like the idea of this timer but am disappointed by the fact that its not easy to set and that in one school year I have gone through 2! Don't waste your money on this timer and try another brand!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    2.0

    Very hard to read screen

    By 

    from Lansing, MI

    About Me Teacher

    Pros

    • Bright Colors
    • Unique

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

    • Classroom

    Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters, 26 Cardboard cans w/Lids, 130 Photo Cards, 52 Letters:

    Great tool, but the screen is always black unless you press a button. It's hard to read, and you can't see the timer count down. Also hard to set the time.

     
    1.0

    Ex. I would (have to) buy this product again and again

    By 

    from Concord, CA

    About Me Teacher

    Pros

    • Bright Colors

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Classroom
    • Group Use
    • Single Student Use
    • Teacher Use

    Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters, 26 Cardboard cans w/Lids, 130 Photo Cards, 52 Letters:

    Unfortunately, the lights (the reason I purchased this device) are not working. I'll contact the manufacturer and hope for the best. Having been involved with the electronics industry somewhat, I cannot understand why such a simple concept as a this device is having the issues it seems to have, based upon the reviews I've read.

    How these people respond will be an indicator to me of the quality and integrity of the this company. An announcement of improvements on this page would also be welcome. I'm a teacher and know many teachers; it would be nice to have this company as a resource for me and for them. Get a clue, my friends.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    It only lasted a month of constant use

    By 

    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, 26 Cardboard cans w/Lids, 130 Photo Cards, 52 Letters:

    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.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Terrible timer

    By 

    from Australia

    About Me Educator

    Pros

    • Interactive

    Cons

    • Difficult Instructions
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Children

    Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters, 26 Cardboard cans w/Lids, 130 Photo Cards, 52 Letters:

    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 

    from Quebec Canada

    About Me Parent

    Pros

      Cons

      • Difficult Instructions

      Best Uses

      • Family

      Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters, 26 Cardboard cans w/Lids, 130 Photo Cards, 52 Letters:

      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 

      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, 26 Cardboard cans w/Lids, 130 Photo Cards, 52 Letters:

        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 

        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, 26 Cardboard cans w/Lids, 130 Photo Cards, 52 Letters:

        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 

        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, 26 Cardboard cans w/Lids, 130 Photo Cards, 52 Letters:

          I used these to teach beginning letter sounds

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Good timer with lots of uses!

          By 

          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, 26 Cardboard cans w/Lids, 130 Photo Cards, 52 Letters:

            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 

            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, 26 Cardboard cans w/Lids, 130 Photo Cards, 52 Letters:

            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 

            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, 26 Cardboard cans w/Lids, 130 Photo Cards, 52 Letters:

            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 

            from Norfolk

            About Me Parent

            Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters, 26 Cardboard cans w/Lids, 130 Photo Cards, 52 Letters:

            Nice and robust

             
            1.0

            Poor product

            By 

            from Reno, NV

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

            Pros

              Cons

              • Battery Consumption
              • Cheaply Made

              Best Uses

              • Special Needs

              Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters, 26 Cardboard cans w/Lids, 130 Photo Cards, 52 Letters:

              I am so unhappy with this timer. We have changed the batteries multiple times, yet the "sounds" do not work properly. We NEED them to work as my Autistic son uses the timer in his ABA. My grandparents bought it as a gift for us. It was expensive, yet doesn't work properly. VERY disappointed! :-(

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              1.0

              Timer Doesn't Work

              By 

              from Brookfield, IL

              About Me Education Oriented

              Pros

              • Interactive

              Cons

              • Timer Doesn't Work

              Best Uses

              • Group Activity
              • Special Needs

              Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters, 26 Cardboard cans w/Lids, 130 Photo Cards, 52 Letters:

              I wanted to use this timer in my preschool classroom. However, the timer doesn't work. It doesn't allow me to add time. Instead, it stays on zero. I would like to order another one but based on other reviews it looks like it might not be worth it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              1.0

              Timer Doesn't Work

              By 

              from Brookfield, IL

              About Me Education Oriented

              Pros

              • Interactive

              Cons

              • Timer Doesn't Work

              Best Uses

              • Group Activity
              • Special Needs
              • Young Children

              Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters, 26 Cardboard cans w/Lids, 130 Photo Cards, 52 Letters:

              I tried to use this timer for my pre-k classroom but the timer doesn't even work! I really like the idea of having the visual and auditory timer but I can't get it to work. When I try to set the timer it doesn't let me go higher than zero :(
              I would order another one but based on other reviews it looks like it would be another waste of money.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              3.0

              Great idea when it works

              By 

              from Ocala, FL

              About Me Education Oriented, Stay At Home Parent

              Pros

              • Entertaining
              • Fun
              • Interactive
              • Realistic

              Cons

              • Battery Consumption

              Best Uses

              • Family Time
              • Special Needs

              Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters, 26 Cardboard cans w/Lids, 130 Photo Cards, 52 Letters:

              I use this to keep us moving through our school day, so that we do not spend hours on one subject. I bought the timer a few years ago and it never worked correctly. I put it in the closet and brought it back out this year and it works, somewhat. The sounds are not working, but I got the lights to work for the first time. The batteries lasted about a week and then it died. I have put in fresh batteries and will try it again. I would like to try using a cord sometime.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              2.0

              Great when it works :(

              By 

              from Huntersville, NC

              About Me Classroom teacher, Education Oriented

              Pros

              • Fantastic Time Manager
              • Helpful

              Cons

              • Battery Consumption
              • Poor Design

              Best Uses

              • Group Activity
              • Student Time Management
              • Teacher Time Management

              Comments about Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters, 26 Cardboard cans w/Lids, 130 Photo Cards, 52 Letters:

              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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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