I Have the Smartest Baby on the Block, Thanks to Cypher Kids Club Heather Hopson December 17, 2012 Uncategorized 7 Comments Recently, my mother…and father…and sister…and preschool teacher/aunt all asked me if my daughter was mastering her phonics. They reminded me that at 18 months, my nephew knew the alphabet. He walked around the house reciting, “The A says uh. The A says uh!” After hearing him hum from A to Z, I couldn’t get the lyrics out of my head and found myself singing the alphabet song at work. So, when my family asked if I was reviewing phonics with my little one and I said no, you can imagine the shocked and appalled faces staring back at me. You would have thought I said I didn’t feed my daughter dinner or give her a bath at night. Don’t get me wrong. I understand the importance of an education. More so, as a former middle school reading teacher, I witnessed firsthand what happened when students fell into the achievement gap. But I also knew that as a working mom, I didn’t have time to teach my toddler a lesson when we got home from an extremely long commute. Then I found out about Cypher Kids Club Letter Adventures. The interactive phonics app stand outs, because the program is in 3D. You don’t have to have a special gadget to use it. I just ordered the flashcards on Apple’s website and downloaded a free app onto my iPhone. The cards are also compatible with an iPad or iPod. Once the cards arrived about a day or two later, I snapped a picture of each card, and the app brought learning to life. The educational tool was a perfect fit to my busy lifestyle, because my daughter could navigate the program while I cooked dinner. Of course, I assisted, but since the program talked to her (with an entertaining robot), she stayed occupied and engaged. The robot showed what upper and lower case letters looked like and made their sounds. The program is designed for kids three and up, but it still held the interest of my 16-month-old who giggled and repeated some of the words. I won’t force her to memorize the alphabet, but know it’s possible since my nephew did so seven years ago! Watch this video to see the cards in action. First Caitlynn checked out the flashcards. Then she got a closer look. Once she approved the activity, I snapped a shot of the flashcard with my iPhone’s camera and Letter Adventures came to life. It wasn’t long before the learning game created giggles and smiles. I ordered more than one set of flashcards and plan to give one to my friend who has a daughter Caitlynn’s age. We’re always on the lookout for fun and educational activities. Think it makes a great Christmas gift, especially with the free and fast shipping. I also picked up the Numbers Adventures. To get the latest information about #CypherKidsClub, the interactive cards and where to connect, check out the following websites: http://www.cypherkidsclub.com/ https://twitter.com/CypherKidsClub http://www.facebook.com/cypherkidsclub Please note, I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Cypher Kids Club #CBias #SocialFabric. All opinions are my own. 7 Responses Brandi December 19, 2012 My daughter would love, love, love these! I’m going to have to check it out before we go on a road trip this Friday. It looks like Cypher could keep her busy! Reply T. Espi December 19, 2012 This looks pretty cool. I think both my 5 and 2 year old would enjoy these. Reply Laila @OnlyLaila December 20, 2012 Your daughter is so adorable! I love interactive ways to encourage our children’s learning. Thanks for sharing. Reply newmom0608 December 26, 2012 Thank you! I’m always on the lookout with something that’s both fun and educational. Please feel free to share some of the interactive learning activities you do at home. Reply MELISASource December 22, 2012 Wow this looks and sounds awesome! I wish stuff was out like this when my children were younger! Reply newmom0608 December 26, 2012 It’s amazing how hi-tech kids are nowadays. My 10-year-old nephew just turned in a slideshow project on general surgery at school! Reply Sara @ CleverPinkPirate.com December 30, 2012 She looks like she is having fun! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.