9/5/12

Jumbo Safari Counters - Review

Working with toddlers and preschoolers means counting often. We count each other, we count fingers, we count snack plates, and well, we count pretty much everything around here. One of the things I've always wanted for my mixed age classroom is a set of counters. I've seen some bear counters, but they are much too small in size for my age group and I have to be aware of choking hazards. This new set of 30 Jumbo Safari Counters from Learning Resources is the perfect solution!
Each one measures over two inches tall and there are five different animals in six bright colors. We've been using them to sort by color and by animal. We've been counting by ones, twos and fives. We've even used them as measuring units to see how many "giraffes" long and how many "rhinos" long the big books are in our classroom. Open-ended learning materials can be so much fun!
The Jumbo Safari Counters have been a great launching point for a safari preschool theme too. We spent time on each animal, learning about their habitat and eating habits. The best part of all is that my preschoolers and toddlers can both use these counters with no worries for me about safety.
The plastic tub they arrive in is also the perfect storage tub. Since it's clear, the kids can easily see through it when it is on an upper toy shelf. There's even a lid for long term storage. I love that each one is hollowed out because the kids can use them as finger puppets for dramatic play too.
Learning Resources has a huge selection of educational toys that are fun and engaging. See their full line at http://www.learningresources.com. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and Google+. PLUS - Be sure to enter to win a set of Jumbo Safari Counters below!
Disclosure: I received this product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Win Jumbo Safari Counters from Learning Resources!
To enter, just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. You must be at least 18 years old and live in the USA. Only the first entry is mandatory; bonus entries increase your chance to win. This giveaway ends at midnight ET on 9/21/12. Good luck!

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100 comments:

  1. I know my daughter would love http://www.learningresources.com/product/mobile/zoomy--8482-+handheld+digital+microscope.do we live in the country and we enjoy nature! She would love to see things up close.

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  2. The farmer's market color sorting set.

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  3. I would love to have the POP sight words game for my older daughter.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

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  4. We would love to have the Jumbo Farm Animals.
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  5. The stacking pegs shapes looks neat.

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  6. I also like the Reading Comprehension Card Set, Grade 6.

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  7. snap and learn number bugs

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  8. farmer's market color sorting set.

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  9. My grandson would love Attribute Apples.

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  10. Jumbo Farm Animals would be fun to have.

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  11. I like the Smen's Pens.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  12. The Pretend & Play school set

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  13. The Crocodile Hop Floor Game!!
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  14. New Sprouts Fix It - Tool set
    cjnedrow at gmail dot com

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  15. my granddaughter would like the New Sprouts™ Serve it! My very own dish set

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  16. the talking bug net would be great for my oldest son

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  17. Multiplication Master Electronic Flash Card™
    radeeolover at yahoo dot com

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  18. Math Mat Challenge™ Game

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  19. Letter Box Activity Set

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  20. My oldest son would like Money Bags A Coin Value Game.
    -Heather S

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  21. I like the Math Mat Challenge Game
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  22. SHE would like the froggy Feeding Fun




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  23. SHE would like the froggy Feeding Fun




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  24. The jumbo jungle animals are fun!

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  25. New Sprouts™ Cure it! My very own doctor set

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  26. Jennifer Rogers9/8/12, 5:26 AM

    Our Pre-K girl would love Froggy Feeding Fun!
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  27. Smart snacks counting cookies
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  28. I think my girls would love the Math Mat Challenge™ Game. Thank you. Laurie Adams,adamsfmreviews at comcast.net

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  29. like the froggy feeding fun

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  30. I like the new sprouts fix it tool set!! Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

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  31. I like the Shape Sorting Presents. dwelchert@yahoo.com

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  32. My kids would love the Candy Construction set

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  33. I'd love to get the Cure it! My very own doctor set, for my daughter!

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  34. follow them under gratheeus on pinterest
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  35. Sentence Buildings set.

    jandplee at att dot net

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  36. Our daughter loves he bath time so I'd love to get her the Smart Splash Color Play Penguins. She'd get a kick out of them now and when she's bigger!

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  37. As a preschool teacher of 14 two year olds, these colorful animals would be a great addition to our classroom!! We do have some, but the size of thee are just perfect!! They would have a blast with them, and so would we!

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  38. I like the Hot Dots® Standards-Based Language Arts Grade 5 - by Educational Insights®

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  39. I like the Talking Electron Microscope™ - by Educational Insights® - - Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

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  40. The Zoomy™ Handheld Digital Microscope!

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  41. My daughter would love the Smart Splash Memory Match Clams

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  42. The Pretend & Play® Checkbook with Calculator.

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  43. New Sprouts™ Fix it! My very own tool set
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  44. The Word of the Week, Grade 3-4 - by Educational Insights®

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  45. I like the Froggy Feeding Fun
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  46. My nephew would love the animal classifying cards, especially the Oceans set. That is the "group" of animals he really seems to be into right now.

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  47. I want candy construction.

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  48. Minute Math Electronic Flash Card™ would be great.

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  49. Gears! Gears! Gears!® Work Station

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  50. easi speak recorder

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  51. They would LOVE the Rainbow Sorting Crayons and the Nature Blocks.

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  52. We would love to have any of the math skills items!

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  53. My boys would love the talk bar or geosafari talking globe or the stethoscope or okay pretty much everything on the site!

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  54. The New Sprouts Cure It! Doctor Set would be a big hit.

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  55. I also like the MeCorder Mini Video Recorder.
    Thanks for the chance.

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  56. http://www.learningresources.com/product/how+many+days-+tabletop+pocket+chart.do?sortby=ourPicks&sortby=&

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  57. Jeanette Mays9/15/12, 8:37 AM

    I think my daughter would like the Froggy Feeding Fun.

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  58. My Fix it Tool set
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  59. My daughter would love the doctor kit!

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  60. THE NUMBER/LETTER DECALS:)
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  61. I love the teaching cash register!

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  62. My grandson loves the GeoSafari Talking Microscope.

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  63. The Letter box activity set and pretty much everything else!

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  64. love the farmer's market and coloring set
    Diane Baum
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  65. I like the Caught in the Web™ An Insect Game

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  66. I like the shape sorting presents.

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  67. Motorized wacky wigglers building set.

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  68. My little girl would love the Candy Construction set

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  69. The Color and Counter Farmers Market Set!
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  70. New Sprouts™ Cure it! My very own doctor set
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  71. the talking cash register
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  72. My kid would also love the Teaching Cash Register! :)
    ( Chel Pay - Rafflecopter/Facebook)
    http://www.learningresources.com/product/teaching+cash+register.do?sortby=ourPicks&page=4&

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  73. Pretend & Play® Animal Hospital

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  74. I would like to get the Investigating with Power Solids book to help my older kids in our home schooling.

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  75. I would love to have the POP sight words game

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  76. New Sprouts™ Fix it! My very own tool set

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  77. Pretend & Play® Work Belt Tool Set

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  78. the New Sprouts™ Serve it! My very own dish set

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  79. Talking Cash Register

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  80. Jennifer Peaslee9/21/12, 11:33 AM

    I like the Jumbo Pets for toddlers

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  81. Pretend Play Cash Register! http://www.learningresources.com/product/pretend+-amp-+play--174-+calculator+cash+register.do?sortby=ourPicks&sortby=&

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  82. I like the GeoSafari ® Motorized Solar System™ - by Educational Insights®
    Ages 8-12
    $34.99

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  83. i would also love to get the Playfoam® Combo 20 Pack - by Educational Insights® http://www.learningresources.com/product/playfoam--174-+combo+20+pack+-+by+educational+insights-reg-.do?sortby=ourPicks&sortby=&
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  84. My son would love the Pots n' Pans set. He is always so into me cooking!

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  85. thanks for chance great for grandkids gl all

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  86. My kids would love the Gears Gears Gears Super Set.

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  87. My 6 yr old niece would love the Letter Construction Activity Set.

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  88. I love the candy construction! So cute!

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  89. Teaching Cash Register would be awesome!
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  90. I like the cute Smart Snacks Rainbow Color Cones Game. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  91. The Smart Splash Memory Match Clams looks fun. trixpixel[at]gmail.com

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