I always end up having a total freak out session when I give my three year old flash cards. He's rough with his playthings; always using them for their unintended purposes. Flash cards become chew toys, they get stuffed in between the couch cushions, they become ice skates and roads for toy cars. They also tear & bend way too easily.
I found these on Etsy by accident last week, and at first sight I was in love. They're made from wood, which means they will have longevity in my household. The letters are made of sandpaper which is great for sensory stimulation. The vowels are blue, and the consonants are red. The little dot punch out tells little fingers where to begin tracing the letters. My little guy figured that the dot was supposed to go on top without my having to tell him. I was impressed.
We spent a lot of time yesterday playing with the letter tiles, forming real words and make believe words. I would quiz Phoenix, and he would quiz me. I pretended not to know some of the letters, but he didn't buy it. He didn't think my feigned ignorance was the least bit amusing, but I digress.
See these number tiles? These are for you! Marvelous Michele from Polliwog Learning Products will be sending one of you lovely readers this set of mini sandpaper numbers. They measure 1.75" wide by 3" high. They are a perfect size for little hands. Wouldn't you agree?
If you would like to be entered in this drawing, please show some love to Polliwog Learning Products by visiting their store, then come back here and leave a comment in this post. I will be closing comments & selecting a random winner here on March 7th @ 12pm PST. This post will be updated with the name of the winner at that time.
Update: The comments are closed, and the winner is Denise.
Thanks to everyone for participating!