Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Giveaway: Smart Trays by Junior Learning!

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We have a super exciting product review for you today. It has been so hard not to blog about until now, but we wanted to be ready with photos, and a giveaway! (Yay!!!)

Have you heard about Smart Trays by Junior Learning?

Our family loves to read. It seriously is one of our favorite things to do. Little Miss (age 8), however, has been struggling in the reading department, and I have been trying all kinds of different methods to help her learn how to read, and to love reading.

A couple of months ago I spotted Junior Learning products on Zulily, and ordered a Smart Tray and some card sets for Little Miss.

So what is a Smart Tray? It is a unique card matching system to improve literacy and numeracy skills. It uses two types of cards – matching cards and question/answer cards. Little Miss is able to work on her Smart Tray school problems independently, completing each activity and checking on the back of the Smart Tray to see if she has completed the task correctly by the pattern produced.

Each card set comes with 25 different cards that are used with a Smart Tray. You insert one of the cards inside the tray, and solve the problems by placing the tiles in their correct places. If you make a mistake, the pattern in the back of the card won't correspond with the pattern on the back of the tiles.

Success!!! All problems in this card were solved correctly, and the right pattern was produced! Good job, Little Miss!

We are so excited about this product, and already collecting various card sets for Little Miss' homeschool. (There's even a math set!)

Some cards are easier for Little Miss, and she finishes several in one sitting, and some are more challenging, requiring a little help. We now use her Smart Tray system every day in our homeschool. Today she finished two of the harder cards.

I would say these are great for any elementary age student, and perfect for homeschool families!

Junior Learning generously sent us a second Smart Tray with Spelling Accelerator Sets 1 and 2 to review and to do a giveaway.

************* The contest has now ended. Thank you all for entering.

The Nitty Gritty of our Giveaway (Sweepstakes, really):
1. Prize: A Junior Learning Smart Tray and a Spelling Accelerator Set 1 and a Spelling Accelerator Set 2

2. How to Enter: No super annoying raffle copters here on our blog where you have to do all 58 steps in order to have a small chance at winning! Easy peasy: Just leave a comment on this blog post with a way to get in touch with you. If you would like a second 'ticket', leave a second comment telling us you like Our Mothership Adventures Facebook page - if you do, that is (it's not annoying, I promise). Any additional comments will be deleted before the drawing.

This contest is open to USA only.

3. Duration: A winner will be chosen on April 21st by Random.org.

Good luck to all our readers!!!

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  1. I'm leaving a comment! LOL I think this looks great for my Sam. He still struggles with reading AND spelling due to his SPD and visual tracking challenges.

  2. Oh, and I liked you on FB! LOL

  3. Oh, that looks interesting!
    I would like to enter.
    My email is rainiervu2002@yahoo.com

  4. Also, I do like you on Facebook :)
    -Sherry Vaughn

  5. Looks like such a fun way to learn. If I should be so lucky to win, please contact me by email :)

  6. Liked you on Facebook. Kristi- nakris17@yahoo.com

  7. This looks perfect for my learn-to-read-crew. Thanks for the review and giveaway. Always good to learn about new things out there. I think we are friends on facebook.

  8. Joining in with two tickets. :) I love products like these (any teacher like me would lol).

  9. My youngest would love this, thank you!!!!

  10. I'll also take part in this, looks really useful!

  11. Looks awesome for my youngest son! Jamie bermudezfamily@q.com

  12. Meee! and I like you on FB, but you know that :)

  13. Woohoo!!! We have a Smart Tray winner! Kelly Lewis, can you please send me your mailing address:) Congratulations!! And thank you all for entering.