**The products for this review were provided by Learning Resources. All opinions are my own.

My kids like to keep busy at home with activities and games. That's why I try to have several options available to them that are both educational and fun. Thankfully, Learning Resources is a company I know I can count on for exactly that! 


I appreciate the variety of products Learning Resources offers both parents and teachers. When I was teaching, I turned to their games and activities a lot because the kids were having fun and learning at the same time! I want the same for my kids which is why we own several of their products as well! We've never been disappointed and are always eager to learn more about the new products that come available. That's why I was excited to given the opportunity to review the Alpha-Bug Step n' Spell!

Out of the box, the kids were eager to try out this fun interactive play mat! I love that it's so easy to set up. Simply lay it out and turn it on (we had to add the required 3AA batteries to get started)! Measuring 60" x 32" this is a great size and perfect for older children too.

Since this product encourages the exploration of letters, sounds and spelling I knew it would be especially good for my 4 year old and 6 year old. Kaden enjoys learning more about the letters and sounds, while Kaelyn loves to spell and read! It's something fun that they can enjoy doing together or separately. 

I appreciate that the Alpha Bug offers 4 different activities so that children at different ages can be challenged and have fun with it. It's great for families with more than one child. Appropriate for ages 3-7 lets me know that this is something we'll use for a long time! 

The kids have had an absolute blast with the Alpha Bug Step n' Spell! Not only are they having fun, but they're learning a lot along the way! Kaden especially enjoys the step-along to The ABC Song! When he hears the letter he steps on it. It's simple, but effective and fun. It keeps him moving which is what every young child needs.

Even my 2 year old enjoys playing on the mat. His favorite is the music mode that turns letters into notes! All three of the kids have so much fun walking around on each of the letters. I enjoy seeing them have so much fun. 

With Christmas around the corner I would definitely recommend this product to families with young children!  It's a lot of fun and given the high quality, is something that will hold up well. Learning Resources makes shopping easy. Head over to their site and you'll find gift ideas categorized by age and price. It makes shopping easy and fun! You're sure to find something perfect for the little ones on your list this year.

Buy It: You can purchase the Alpha Bug Step n' Spell for $44.99. 

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26 comments
  1. Rochel S December 5, 2013 at 9:50 PM  

    Love the Teaching Cash Register

  2. Amelia Drew December 6, 2013 at 9:35 AM  

    The word whiz is great!

  3. Debbie Jackson December 6, 2013 at 6:02 PM  

    I like trifacta

  4. Jen F December 6, 2013 at 7:45 PM  

    Another item that I like is the
    Smart Splash® Shape Shell Turtles

  5. Bethany C. December 6, 2013 at 8:04 PM  

    I like the Teaching Cash Register.

  6. Kim Pollock December 6, 2013 at 8:39 PM  

    I love their alphabet bean bags
    kimberlysummer40@aol.com

  7. Sylvia December 6, 2013 at 10:54 PM  

    I like the All About Me Family Counters

  8. Jennifer Rogers December 7, 2013 at 8:57 AM  

    We love Froggy Feeding Fun and would love to have the game!
    j1man1r66@etex.net
    Jennifer Rogers

  9. kim burnett December 7, 2013 at 12:51 PM  

    I love the teaching cash register

  10. D Schmidt mummytotwoboys December 7, 2013 at 3:14 PM  

    Another great item is the Ten Frame Treasures.

  11. Emily E. December 7, 2013 at 4:14 PM  

    I like the Primary Science Mix & Measure Set for my daughter who loves science experiments.

  12. Kim December 7, 2013 at 5:06 PM  

    love- Primary Science Sensory Tubes

  13. mrsshukra December 7, 2013 at 5:27 PM  

    I like the Money Bags game!

  14. Carrie Phelps December 7, 2013 at 5:51 PM  

    All three of my grandchildren would love the Gears! Gears! Gears!® Motorized Spin & Glow Building Set.

  15. Megan Morgan December 7, 2013 at 6:05 PM  

    Anything pretty much marked Little Sprout or Pretend & Play by LP. The Take10 games are pretty cool too. Anything pretty much that'll keep my kids away from daddy's violent video games and the computer or tablets for at least a few years

  16. lana December 7, 2013 at 9:12 PM  

    love the kids drill set

  17. Andrea December 7, 2013 at 10:35 PM  

    I love the New Sprouts® Garden Fresh Salad Set!

  18. KJ Skib December 8, 2013 at 8:18 PM  

    I like the little sprouts cash register.

  19. aperry December 8, 2013 at 9:40 PM  

    I like the New Sprouts® Fix it! My very own tool set

  20. Rebecca Parsons December 9, 2013 at 12:18 AM  

    I like the Crocodile Hop™ Floor Game. It looks like so much fun for the little ones.

  21. Colleen Maurina December 9, 2013 at 12:41 AM  

    I also like their New Sprouts Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Baskets.

  22. Jennifer T. December 9, 2013 at 8:40 AM  

    I love the Gears! Gears! Gears! Lights & Action Building Set.

  23. Jessica December 10, 2013 at 9:31 PM  

    The M•Gears® Rover looks like a lot of fun! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

    girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

  24. Jessica December 10, 2013 at 11:29 PM  

    I also like the Smart Splash® Memory Match Clams

  25. Christine December 12, 2013 at 7:03 AM  

    Our favorite toys are always games we can play together as a family! These look great :)

  26. latanya t December 15, 2013 at 5:37 PM  


    Teaching Cash Register

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