PhotobucketSmarcks are building blocks that talk, sing ABC’s and nursery rhymes, count, add, subtract, spell 26 different words, identify colors and shapes!  They are also a challenge for older kids to figure out the exact patterns to play certain nursery rhymes and songs by placing them in the correct sequence of blocks to get each part of the song. February 2011 159The Smarcks Talking Blocks are created for all age ranges starting at 1 year old and up!  They start by teaching colors and good manners; then Nursery Rhymes blocks; ABC, Shapes and Counting; Music and Dancing Lights; and then Math Blocks.February 2011 173    We have not yet introduced all the blocks to Andrew yet, because we don’t want to overwhelm him with all of the talking blocks at once – His attention span is only so big.  We want him to learn about the colors and manners and nursery rhymes and then we’ll get into the ABC’s, shapes, and counting when he is more familiar with how these ones work.  We’ve even just taken all the color ones – so we can show him how to learn the colors.  February 2011 169PhotobucketWe use the dancing lights music blocks to keep his focus when he starts wanting to play with something else.  This brings him back to the blocks and gets him interested in playing some more! Like I said, he’s just two, so his attention span is only so long.
We’ve been keeping the Smarcks in our upper living room where there is no TV.  This is great because we’re up here a lot and he can focus on playing and learning at the same time.  Then one of the great features of these blocks is that when we’re done playing – the blocks go RIGHT back into the bucket.  And guess what? They ALL fit!  The tub was designed to hold all of the pieces of the blocks, and it comes with the set.  February 2011 141 Last night while Andrew was playing with the blocks, he discovered that he can push the buttons on the smart blocks in order to get them to talk or sing to him!
Another Great thing is that the songs are quite catchy, and not terribly annoying like some other singing toys!  I find that when he is pushing on a color block and it keeps spelling B-L-U-E, and then I hear Andrew repeat the spelling, it makes me happy – not annoyed.February 2011 171We love the Smarcks and know that your family will love them too!  You can purchase the Smarcks right now at http://www.talkingbuildingblocks.com/.  One Lucky reader will win the Learning Set for their family to enjoy!!

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