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Alphabet cans featuring letters with associated images. - View Complete Details

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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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Learning Resources Alphabet Soup Sorters, 26 Cardboard cans w/Lids, 130 Photo Cards, 52 Letters
 
3.1

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Interactive (11)
  • Durable (8)
  • Fun (8)
  • Easy assembly (7)
  • Educational (6)

Cons

  • Battery consumption (7)
  • Poor design (5)
  • Poor quality (4)
  • Cheaply made (3)
  • Poor instructions (3)

Best Uses

  • Special needs (11)
  • Young children (11)
  • Group activity (8)
  • Indoor (6)
  • Older children (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Education oriented (11), Parent of two or more children (6), Stay at home parent (6), Parent (4), Working parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21), Yes (4)

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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1.0

Not all items fit in the cans

By 

from Little Rock, AR

About Me Education Oriented

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

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

      Several items are too large to fit in the soup cans. Some fit if you place them sideways, but then if they flatten out, they get stuck in the bottom of the can. Since it is all cardboard, it is difficult to remove these items without damage.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great for younger kids and older kids alike!

      By 

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

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

      Very cute! My 3 year old and my 8 year old love these!

       
      4.0

      Great Customer Service for product

      By 

      from Chattanooga, TN

      About Me Education Oriented

      Pros

      • Classroom Savior if you are on a tight schedule.
      • Interactive

      Cons

      • Battery Consumption
      • You have to be clear on power requirements.

      Best Uses

      • Group Activity

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

      This timer had some bad reviews but it really is great. It makes transitions during Guided Reading time efficient and perfect. I suspect that many of the negative reviews about it breaking are because people are not clear on best way to care for it. The timer is a bit fragile and takes a low voltage adapter or AAA batteries. If you are rough or use too high of a power source it can break like some reviews say, However, Learning Resources has wonderful customer service that is super helpful and accommodating. I wish it was a bit more durable, but it is so awesome for the time saving it provides in a tight schedule that it is well worth it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      This is an inexpensive product that gets the job done.

      By 

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

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

      Use as a timing light for Toastmasters. Works well, aside from having to reset if it comes unplugged even with the batteries in.

       
      5.0

      Works Great!

      By 

      from North Carolina

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

      So far this has been a great product. We use this product several times a day as part of our homeschool, for teeth brushing, reading, chores and so much more. It's easy to set and I love the versatility of the timing options. Not that we would need to set a timer for 1-2 seconds, but if we did it will definitely to that no problem at all.

       
      5.0

      Time tracker

      By 

      from Bakersfield, ca

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

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy Assembly
      • Realistic

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Group Activity
        • Indoor

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

        So far so good with this timer. We use it for sooo many different things around the house. Homeschooling, TV/screen time, clean up time etc. Was a bit confusing to figure out at first but once we familiarized ourselves with it we haven't had any problems!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        I am a former ETA hand2mind employee.

        By 

        from Ingleside, IL

        About Me Education Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy Assembly
        • Fun
        • Great Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Imaginative Play
          • Indoor
          • Special Needs
          • Young Children

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

          For the last several years, at Christmas, LR has given employees the opportunity to purchase products from EI and LR at a substantial discount. My grandchildren attend a local preschool, and I frequently took this opportunity to purchase $500 - $1,000 (list) in materials for the school. The Director and teachers were always so grateful to get the materials and remarked how engaging they were. Thank you Rick, Donald Collura, and LR.
          Carolyn Vanco

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Wonderful for teaching beginning letter sounds!

          By 

          from Pittsburgh, PA

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

          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Young Children

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

            This set has made it through all 3 of my children. I home school my kids and have used it as a hands on way to learn beginning letter sounds of words. The pieces are made from a very thick cardboard that has really withstood heavy wear over time.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            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.

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