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Counting on the Farm / Alphabet Train: A 3-Step Learning System Tool Review by Lisa Barthuly

Brighter Minds Media
651 C Lakeview Plaza Blvd.
Worthington, OH 43085

Counting on the Farm and Alphabet Train are a unique learning tool for little ones. Each item has flash cards with removable puzzle pieces and a read-along storybook--all in ONE!

The heavy-duty flash cards are really big interlocking puzzle pieces that form a 15" x 19" puzzle (Counting on the Farm) or a five-foot-long puzzle (Alphabet Train). The puzzles help kids learn counting and ABCs and have fun doing it! Within the flash card puzzle pieces, you find smaller removable puzzle pieces that have the answers to questions that appear on the flash cards. These neat learning tools also come with a 16-page, full-color storybook that reinforces counting and alphabet recognition skills.

These products would be fun for any member of the family to enjoy and use to teach a younger child. The only negative I could find with these puzzles is that the smaller removable answer pieces thinner and not as sturdy as the rest of the puzzle. Other than that--both product are lots of fun, and each one comes in a heavy-duty box that holds everything neatly! Love that!

Product review by Lisa Barthuly, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, November 2006