Alphabet Learning Cards

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These cards are similar to the ones Ana Lilian reviewed here, except that instead of opposites, they illustrate the English alphabet on one side and the Spanish one on the other.

The Alphabet Learning Cards was the first toy we opened when we got the box from Ingenio and my daughter, Vanessa, had no problem calling out the name of whatever picture she saw on them. She did it all in Spanish and I’m happy to share she recognized most of the images except for “I for iglesia,” “M for manta” (we call it frazada), “Ñ for ñu,” (my bad, I had no idea it´s an animal, we´ve all learned!), “O for ovillo,” (she just called it bola), “W for walkie-talkie,” (I guess there are not too many words that start with W in Spanish) and “Y for yate” (she just called it bote).

She did have a little bit of a problem flipping back and forth through the cards and I’m not sure if that’s just because it’s a brand new toy. Again, it’s pretty sturdy, and maybe with time and usage, it’ll become easier to flip the cards over.

On a funny note, all of the images were colorful and easy to identify except for the one used for “nariz” which was kind of strange-looking. “¿Es un hueso? ¿Una cuchara?” Vanessa wanted to know. Also, it would be nice if the font used for the letters on the cards was a little bit bigger and if the Spanish alphabet included the “Ch” and the “Ll”–especially since Vanessa has such a hard time pronouncing the former!

I’ve been thinking a lot about starting to be more consistent about teaching Vanessa the alphabet and the numbers in Spanish. After reviewing all these bilingual educational toys, I believe I’m completely equipped to do so and that makes me happy! Thanks, Ingenio!

All of Ingenio´s bilingual toys are available via Amazon.  Of course, the best way to get them is via La Tiendita.

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This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the winner-Valerie R.!

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