Thursday, March 17, 2011

SMARCKS- Talking Building Blocks!



I have found the best, most innovative, most creative toy that I have ever seen. I cannot stop raving about SMARCKS!

The inventor of SMARCKis a mechanical engineer and comes from a family of educators. In fact, an engineer, a school district superintendent, a teacher, and a school counselor were the core design and development team members for the SMARCKS! The concept of the talking building blocks came to the inventor one day while his children were playing. There were many educational toys around, but his children chose to play with their building blocks. Then came the idea to combine the educational experience of electronic toys with building blocks in a way that would hold a child's attention for hours on end.

I was given the chance to try out SMARCKS, and I am so glad I did. SMARCKS are talking building blocks. Not only do they talk, they are smart too! SMARCKS know which blocks you place them on, and respond accordingly. 

We were given the 70 piece block starter set, which includes 28 one blocks (4 of each 7 colors), 21 two blocks (three of each color), 7 three blocks, 7 four blocks, and 7 five blocks (each number with one of each color), and one blue talking block.



This set in itself is amazing! The blocks are larger, so safe for use by little ones and easier for little hands to use. With 7 colors kids can really explore their creativity and build fun and unique things.


We were also given 10 other talking blocks to try out. Now, these talking blocks have a secret. They know which blocks you have put them on (the blocks are programmed not to talk twice in a row when stacked on the same block), and which blocks you should put them on next. In fact, some of the blocks actually have a puzzle type sequence that you figure out in order to hear a secret song!

Lets take, for instance, the red nursery rhyme block. Place the red block on a two block and it sings the first verse to "The Itsy Bitsy Spider". Now, place it on the three block and it sings the next verse. For each number block higher it sings the next verse! 

The blue Monkey Math block is similar. The Monkey Math block sings the song "Five little monkeys jumping on the bed...one fell off and bumped his head", only it knows what number to say by knowing which blocks you put it on!

Now let me tell you about my kids' FAVORITE talking block (that we received anyhow).


Nolyn is holding the Red Music Block which is on the two green building block.



The Music Blocks play an absolutely addicting song...go listen to it here (click on audio samples). Not only do the Music Blocks sing, they light up too! They are very fun, and they really grab a toddler's attention!

The talking blocks require two AAA batteries (which are included to begin with), and they are very simple to replace. These blocks are very sturdy and seem like they will last a long time, definitely worth every penny spent!



I really can't say enough about these blocks...to me they are a MUST HAVE for any parent, teacher, doctor's office, these blocks should be found anywhere a child might play!

These blocks are incredibly affordable and competitively priced.



I received free product in order to conduct this review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions are my own.




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pbaldo05 said...

I like Smarcks on FB and told them that you sent me.

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I already liked you on FB a while ago

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Jan said...

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I am following via Google Friends Connect.

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