GIVEAWAY – Learning Resources (CLOSED)

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways

The winner of the Sky High Scoops game from Learning Resources is Mandy! She said, “The smart snacks counting cookies electronic play mat looks like fun!”

Send an email with your address to kelsey[at]vanillajoy[dot]com to claim your prize.

We’ll be having another great game giveaway from Learning Resources in a few weeks, so stick around. Thanks!

THE PRIZE

sky high scoops learning resources

One reader will win the Sky High Scoops Colorful Count & Stack Electronic Game from Learning Resources! ($24.99)

MY REVIEW

learning resources sky high scoops game

In my short experience as the mother of a 3 year old, I’ve found that games meant for ages 3+ are generally not a good match for Elliot. Candy Land for example – marketed to 3 year olds but Elliot just doesn’t get the whole directional board thing yet.

So when Learning Resources sent me Sky High Scoops (for ages 3+) I was thinking it would be good for Elliot maybe next year, but he can actually play this game and loves it!

Perhaps the lesson I have learned here is that my 3 year old is just not ready for board games yet, because this game is perfect. The object of Sky High Scoops is to get rid of all your scoops and put the cherry on top without making the whole thing fall over. The blue ice cream dish talks and gives each player their instructions – how many scoops to stack of what color, etc.

This game is so great for lots of reasons and requires

  1. color recognition and some basic counting skills so we’re getting good practice.
  2. the child to listen carefully and follow instructions.
  3. motor skills (we’re used to smashing and crashing, not careful building so this is great!).

Best of all is that Elliot can play successfully and it’s a game we can all play together as a family.

learning resources sky high scoops game

The game includes the talking dish and 16 ice cream scoops (2 each of 8 colors) and can accommodate 2-5 players. And this is actually a game that a few 3 year olds could play together (with supervision), which is a rare find. I can’t wait to watch Elliot play with his cousins! There’s lots of wild laughter and suspense as the tower gets taller and taller!

Here’s a little video demonstration of how to play the game (we’re still working on following instructions…). Something funky happened at the beginning of the video, but it gets better quick. And turn it up really loud to hear the ice cream dish giving the instructions.

Learning Resources has tons of great  educational games and products that kids will learn from and love. Whether you’re a teacher, day care provider, mom, or grandma, Learning Resources is a great source for educational toys and hands-on learning materials.

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Make a comment on this post telling me your favorite Learning Resources new 2010 product before midnight Thursday, May 27.
  • A winner will be selected and announced at the top of this post on Friday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.
  • Winners must email me to claim their prize within 5 days.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing the following (make a separate comment for each thing you do):

GOOD LUCK and THANKS!

{This product was provided to Vanilla Joy for review purposes.}

{ 92 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jinii May 24, 2010 at 6:44 am

I love the color mixing glasses. I think that would actually teach me a lot too.

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3 Amy@The Butcher The Baker & The Craft Maker May 24, 2010 at 7:03 am

I like the Hot Dots Jr. Beginning Phonics Card Set. My little man is starting preschool next year, and these would be great at home learning tools!

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5 jess May 24, 2010 at 7:21 am

i like the abc cookies. my daughter knows her letters and we need something to wqork on sounds!

6 Lisa Magaoay May 24, 2010 at 7:56 am

There are way too many itaems at this site to specify a favorite. I homeschool so any of the math games would be wonderful!

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8 Amanda N May 24, 2010 at 8:16 am

hydroponic lab, hands down. My kids love science and love growing stuff. I do love this ice cream scoop toy. My baby girl wants to play jenga with us, but the big kids get so frustrated with her! This would be a perfect game for her and i to play!

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13 mandy May 24, 2010 at 8:30 am

the smart snacks counting cookies electronic play mat looks like fun!

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15 Shauna May 24, 2010 at 8:35 am

My daughter would love this!

16 Emily M May 24, 2010 at 11:13 am

My favorite is the sky high scoops! I was just looking at it the other day on-line because my daughter loves play food and I thought this would be perfect for her!

17 Michelle May 24, 2010 at 11:30 am

Oh, wow, what a neat company! The hydroponic lab would be *such* a gigantic hit in our house, among lots of other things they sell. Love the fraction game, the bright colors they use, and that Primary Science Kit looks great too!

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26 Julie B May 24, 2010 at 1:36 pm

I’m thinking of ordering the Hot Dots line and also the color mixing glasses. I’ve ordered from Learning Resources many times and my girls always love the products

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31 Jen May 24, 2010 at 3:37 pm

I like the ABC Cookies game.

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33 jodie May 24, 2010 at 5:25 pm

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35 Ruth May 24, 2010 at 6:23 pm

I love the Twist and Match Monsters game–my 3 yr old and 5 yr old would play that forever! They would most love the ice cream scoop game, though. They can’t get enough of ice cream!

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38 Gina L. May 24, 2010 at 7:41 pm

The teacher in me likes the fraction game for the classroom but for home the hydroponic lab looks interesting.

39 Gina L. May 24, 2010 at 7:42 pm

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43 Alice May 24, 2010 at 8:06 pm

I like the Twist and Match Monsters Game.

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52 jennifer hamilton May 25, 2010 at 9:13 am

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57 Melonie May 25, 2010 at 10:54 am

There are so many fun educational games on this site. My little 2 year old would love the Pretend and Play Emergency Rescue set. Too cute!

58 christyeS May 25, 2010 at 11:40 am

I like the Hot Dots Card sets, even though they are for a 4-6 age group I think my son would like these a lot.

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63 Kristine May 25, 2010 at 9:21 pm

I love plants so I like the new Hydroponic Lab

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66 Jenna Wood May 25, 2010 at 11:42 pm

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68 jennifer hamilton May 26, 2010 at 6:35 am

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69 sarah May 26, 2010 at 11:25 am

goodie games ABC cookies!

70 jengd May 26, 2010 at 12:40 pm

While I don’t think my to-be-3yr old would appreciate these yet, I think the Color Mixing Glasses are brilliant!

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76 Amanda A May 26, 2010 at 2:28 pm

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79 thepricklypinecone May 26, 2010 at 10:35 pm

I like the 3 way magnification science station!

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81 Helena C May 27, 2010 at 8:27 am

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82 Sue D May 27, 2010 at 2:44 pm

I like the Primary Science set.

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85 Kimberly May 27, 2010 at 5:08 pm

My favorite is the Fraction Matchin’

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