8/29/2018

Back To School Fun With Learning Resources - Review & Giveaway



Noah starts school in just a matter of days and I still can't seem to get my head around it! It's such a huge milestone in his childhood and I suppose I can no longer call him my baby? He's totally ready for school now, although he's still a little nervous about it. Thankfully, a lot of wonderful brands have wanted to collaborate with us on numerous back to school campaigns, which I think has helped to keep him busy him and has made him so much more excited about it too.

Learning Resources were the latest brand that wanted to work with us in the run-up to back to school, which of course delighted us as they are already a much-loved name in our house. Having worked with them in the past and having bought their toys, I can say that their products are one of a kind, and amazing! We're always excited to see what they'll release next.


We were sent two products from a selection they recommended, as they are perfect for children who are about to start school. The first product being the AlphaBee, which allows children to play and learn both at home and on the go! 

AlphaBee contains 40 different tiles (26 letter tiles, ten number tiles and 4 shape tiles) and 3 double-sided activity cards. The letter tiles feature uppercase on one side and lowercase on the other. The activity cards encourage different ways to play and learn. The plastic case itself features spaces for tiles to fit into to avoid movement when travelling and keeps everything in an orderly fashion. The case features an easy to open and close latch and a carry handle which is just the right size for little hands.


Alphabee is a great way to encourage a variety of key early learning skills such as; the alphabet, letter recognition, basic spelling, counting, number recognition, shape recognition and more. Noah isn't one to sit and learn the traditional way and prefer to learn through play so products like the AlphaBee are perfect for him. He's enjoyed spelling out his name, with correct casing and likes to sound out each letter as he goes. AlphaBee is suitable for children between the age of 2-6 and retails at £18.00.


The Pretend & Play Original School Set is just the ticket for getting prepared for school. It's a great way for children to gain a little confidence and familiarity before school through role play. It also helps develop early speech and language skills and letter and number recognition.

The Pretend & Play Original School Set folds up into a handy case, perfect for classrooms on the go! It features a double-sided map of the UK and Europe, a calendar, a whiteboard, school clock, stickers, pupil scoreboards, certificates, note paper and various worksheets. Also included is a dry wipe pen, whiteboard eraser, mini classroom bell and two pencils. It really does contain everything you need for being a teacher or student.


I'd have loved this as a child as I was always playing teachers, although my classroom and equipment was make-believe! Noah loves it too and has been playing teacher whilst myself, Daddy and Ava are the children! It's been wonderful to incorporate this set into everyday play, right before he starts school himself. The Pretend & Play Original School Set is suitable for children aged 3-7, with an RRP of £32.50.

Learning Resources have kindly agreed to let me give away one of these wonderful set's here on the blog. How would you like to win either AlphaBee or the School Set? To enter simply use the Gleam form below! Good luck and don't forget to enter my other blog competitions!

AlphaBee or The Pretend & Play Original School Set

Terms & Conditions.         
1. There will be 1 winner who will choose one of the prizes mentioned above.
2. Winners details sent to the PR to arrange the prize. 
3. Competition ends 30/09/18.
4. Incomplete entries with be disqualified.
5. UK entries only

65 comments:

  1. The Pretend & Play Original School Set would be brilliant for role play games preparing them for school

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  2. Learning Resources toys are wonderful. We have a few of their products at home.

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  3. I absolutely love Learning Resources toys.

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  4. I would love to win for my little daughter and my son

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  5. The The Pretend & Play Original School Set would be lovely thanks!

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  6. the AlphaBee would be fab for my little girl x

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  7. The alphabee please

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  8. I'd choose the AlphaBee as my son already has the school set :-)

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  9. I would choose the school set, my niece has one and my son loves playing with it.

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  10. I would choose The Pretend & Play Original School Set but they both look great.

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  11. My girls would love the school set

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  12. I would pick The Pretend & Play Original School Set.

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  13. The Pretend & Play Original School Set would be my choice as our little chap is counting down the days till next week when he starts school

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  14. Difficult decision :- I 'll need some time to consider this, and make a decision. Both seem like great toys.

    Rachel Craig

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    1. Decision :- School Role Playset.

      Rachel Craig

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  15. I'd choose the Pretend & Play School set!

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  16. Alphabee please, we already have the other one :-D

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  17. The Pretend and Play Original School Set would be my choice

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  18. love them both to be honest! would probably choose pretend and play if forced to pick xx

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  19. The pretend and play school set would be great for my little grandson thanks for the chance

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  20. the pretend and play school set please x

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  21. The pretend and play school set

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  22. I'd choose the Pretend & Play School set!

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  23. I’d choose the Pretend & Play Original School Set

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  24. I would choose the AlphaBee. My little man starts school tomorrow, this would be a great way to help him learn.

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  25. I would choose The Pretend & Play Original School Set, I think Violet would love it.

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  26. the AlphaBee would be so good for my daughter

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  27. The pretend and play original set would be perfect for my sons

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  28. Pretend and play original school set

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  29. I think my nephew would really appreciate and make use of the AlphaBee.

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  30. The Pretend and play original school set for my grandson.

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  31. I think my youngest would love the aplhabee the most

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  32. AlphaBee looks very educational but both look enjoyable :) x

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  33. I’d choose the Pretend & Play Original School Set

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  34. Pretend and play school my daughter would have hours of fun so would mum looks good

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  35. I think my niece would love the Pretend & Play School Set. :)

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  36. I like the alphabee, looks so cute and great for learning letters and numbers

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  37. The Alphabee looks great

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  38. The Pretend & Play Original School Set Please

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  39. I would choose the AlphaBee for my granddaughter

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  40. Play Original School Set - sounds a lot of fun, good imagination toy

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  41. The School Role Play Set for my son :)

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  42. I'd pick The Pretend & Play Original School Set For My Niece :)

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  43. The AlphaBee looks a great educational toy.

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  44. I would choose the Alphabee for my little nephew

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  45. The Pretend and Play Original School Set.

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  46. I like the look of the Pretend & Play Original School Set :)

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  47. I'd go for the Alphabee methinks.

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  48. The Pretend and Original school set

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  49. My Granddaughter would love these

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  50. Pretend and play school set. My boys would absolutely love it. Thank you x

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  51. I would like the alphabee

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  52. I would choose the Pretend & Play Original School Set

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  53. The Pretend & Play Original School Set please

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  54. the pretend and play school set would be fantastic.

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