Mama Jenn is one of my wonderful blogging buddies and I am SO excited to share a learning tool that she has put together that is hands-on and makes learning FUN for kids! While Jenn was trying to find some dice for her daughter with the numbers 5 through 10 on them to use for a math assignment, she looked around and found some photo stacking cubes that she could repurpose. That one need started her thinking about what ** else** she could do with the cubes and she began creating different learning inserts to fit inside…and Education Cubes were born!

Once you join the Education Cubes Members Only site {on special for $10 until the end of January 2011}, you will have access to over 100 sets of insert cards for the photo stacking cubes as well as any cards that are added after you join!

Here’s a peek at what she has already added to the site:

**Early Learning:**Alphabet, Calendar, Colors, (Numbers & Shapes coming soon)**Language Arts:**Alphabet, Dolch Site Words, Word Families (SWR Spelling coming soon)**Math:**Addition, Subtraction, Measurement, Numbers, Ordinal & Roman Numerals, (Multiplication, Division and Shapes are coming soon)**Science:**Earth Science (Biology & Chemistry coming soon)**Geography:**US Geography, US History (World Geography & World History coming soon)**Electives:**Bible & Spanish**Misc:**Christmas

Jenn is *constantly* adding new educational inserts. She recently added inserts to go along with Carisa’s Raising Rock Stars Preschool Program and also with Erica’s Letter of the Week curriculum.

We printed of a bunch of the inserts to use with the kids {and still have more to go!}. The younger two kids and I spent most of the time playing together with the cubes, but it is going to be something that the girls will use more in the near future to practice multiplication, division and more.

Kaleb and I rolled the number cubes back and forth to each other {numbers 1-10 on two cubes and then he would name the number that was rolled to me. We also did the same type of game, but with the letters of the alphabet in the photo stacking cubes.

Zachary and I worked with several different sets: Addition {+2, +3, +4}, word families, and also money. With the money, I put the pictures of the coins into two of the photo cubes and then he would roll the cubes and add the money up together and tell me the total.

For the word family cards, I filled one cube with 6 of the different word family cards {the endings} and then the other cube with 6 of the consonant cards. He rolled each one, put them together to make a word, read the word, and then told me if it was a ‘silly’ word or a real word. Below he is reading the words ‘lin’ {a silly word} and ‘rap’ {a real word}.

The boys have loved the hands-on aspect of the cubes and think it’s great that they can throw/roll the cubes as part of school. :) The cubes used with the Education Cubes are* soft-sided cubes/dice*. If you are wondering WHY that is important, I’ll let you borrow Zachary for 5 seconds so he can drop-kick one in your living room. You will **quickly** understand the beauty of the soft dice. :)

Don’t forget that the Education Cubes membership is on special for $10 until the end of January 2011, so grab a set of the photo stacking cubes and join in the fun before the special ends!

*I was provided product in exchange for my honest opinion and review. All opinions expressed in this review are solely mine.*

I would use the ‘money’ set first with my kids, as that is what we’re learning!

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I would use the word families cards with my beginning readers and the money ones with my 4th grader.

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I would use the Alphabet ones first. Then probably the numbers…

I would use the education cube inserts to help Ty with Word Families and addition!

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I would use the money cards! Would love to know where to get the photo cubes???

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I would use the Alphabet ones first as well, then the numbers with my preschoolers.

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definately the colors one for my little granddaughter, but I could surely see some of the other sets being used for my 12 yo as well.

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I checked out the website and would definitely use the alphabet cube cards with my 3 1/2 year old! Thanks for the giveaway!

I would love to have the Letter Of the Day inserts for the cubes.

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I would use the numbers ones because I am trying to get my 3 year old to recognize numbers right now.

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i would use the numbers for my 1st grader..

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I checked out the website (so maby great things) and would definitely use the alphabet cube cards with my 4 year old! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Wow, pick one? That is tough. Probably the numbers and operations sets. I can do something with all of my children with those. :D

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I love these! I would use the alphabet ones and math ones!

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I would use the alphabet ones first.

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I would use the alphabet or numbers first. I just started homeschooling my 3 1/2 year old, so these would be a great addition to our learning arsenal!

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I just bought the blocks and would love to use the shapes, the colors, and then the numbers with my toddler!!

The alphabet movement for sure!

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I have added both Homeschool Creations and Education Cubes to my google reader!!

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I would use the money money money. My 7 year old needs the practice, I love it.

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i would use the ABC movement cards first. what a great idea.

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Since I have a geography series (US Geography, all 50 states being done in book form), I would go for the State Flags and/or the Find that State – would make great games for my workshops to award prizes to th participants. I don’t homeschool and my kids are in high school but this would be perfect for my personal use with my book related activities – thanks for sharing with us. E :)

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I would start with money for coin ID.

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I would use the word families with my K. I would love the alphabet for my preschooler to learn letter names and sounds.

Love this idea!

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I am a follower of your blog. I would like any cube that helps with math skills

so many choices!! i love the continents and states, but would probably start with the RRSP inserts :)

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I would use the colors and color word cards with my youngest, and the addition cards with my oldest. shababy 522 at yahoo dot com

I would get the Alphabet ones first!

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I stalk your blog all the time!! Thanks for all of the great tips!

I would probably use the numbers ones with my first grader, but the possibilities are endless, of course!

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I would love the state cards –

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What a good idea! Love these! I would probably want the Social Studies cards first.

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I would use the snowflake counting ones first. But many others after that!

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I would love the State ones as we are currently learning the 50 states.

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I like the alphabet cubes

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I would use the color names inserts first with my little one. Love this idea!!

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I would love to use the geography set with flags. Very nice.

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I would use the states cards for my 2nd grader, and the letter cards for my preschool boy. I might even get ambitious and use the color cards for my one year old :)

Oh…I also subscribe to Homeschool Creations (you are a huge blessing to me…I homeschool in Mexico, and don’t have a support system here besides my hubby!)

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I think I would use the word families first but they are ALL amazing!

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I owuld love the color block cards!

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I would use one of the counting sets! The snowflakes are super cute. Sammy still has a little bit of a hard time counting objects all the way up to 10 so I think this would add a more tactile approach to counting that he would love!

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I think I would use the alphabet cards first with my 3 year old, but probably one of the color ones first for my 2 year old.

I would like to use the alphabet cards, shape, and color cards with my preschoolers

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I would love to use the state flags cards.

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I would like to have Counting Snowflakes, since we just got our first big snow this year!

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I would use the addition cards

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I would use the Alphabet Movement inserts first.

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we would totally use the Addition ones first.

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I think I would want to try one of the World Geography sets and a Math Set.

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The cards I’d use first would be the ABC Movement and Physical Activity. I’ve got to keep these kids moving any way I can since we’re cooped up inside this winter!

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The blocks are such a cute and cool way to cement the new things that the children have learned! I am thinking of purchasing a set of blocks to use with my music students to review the basic music theory that some kids have difficulty remembering.

I would choose the pre primer sight words.

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I would use the alphabet blocks first with my two boys since my 2yr old is teaching his 1 yr old brother the alphabet as he learns each letter!

I would use them as sentence builders and/or story starters for my 5 year old. Also, the math sheets would make our lessons fun and interactive. My 18mth. old would love to use them to stack, as well as learn colors and shapes. WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A MEMBERSHIP!! ;-)

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I would use the continents ones with my 8 year old and sight words with my 4 year old.

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I would definitly buy the snowflake counting for the cubes for my 4 year old son!

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I would use the cubes with the LOTW curriculum first. Thanks for the chance to win!

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I love these! I would use them with my 8-yo for the word building and sight word reviews. The math ones looked great too.

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I would use COAH Letter of the Week with my 2 pre-schoolers first. Thanks!!

I think I would use the alphabet ones first… =)

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I would definitely use the language arts for the educational cubes

I would use the letter or number set first.

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I would start with the ones for Confessions of a Homeschooler.

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I would pick the continent images and names.

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We would use the Word Family Fun set first. Thanks for the giveaway!

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I would use the money cards first!

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I would use the ABC cards first, i follow your blog!

I would use the number cards for the little ones and the money cards for the older guys!

I would use numbers first.

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I love the Alphabet Movement cards!

I would get the alphabet set from COAH first.

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I would use the math facts printouts first with my kids.

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Too many to choose from! I would have to go with the word families for my oldest and the letters for my youngest – thanks for sharing!

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We would use the Capital Letter of the Week set first for our 3 year old. Great giveaway – thanks!

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I follow you on fb, now…thought I always did but was wrong.

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I would get the swr ones to start with…I already have several, my kids love them!!

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I would love the ABC movement cards and the addition cards…..would fit both of my kids right now.

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I would use alphabet and number for my 2 year old son. But for our Kindergarden Religious Ed class, I would use Bible.

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I would use the money inserts for Ian, my 8 yr old.

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There are so many choices to pick from. I really like the States and countries.

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I love the idea of the alphabet cards for my 2-year-old, but would probably start with the math cards to help my 8-year-old with his multiplication.

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Since my tot is still working on her ABC’s, I would totally get those… plus to be able to add physical activity to it as well, is AMAZING!! Hoping to win these!!! as we begin our journey of homeschooling!

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We are focusing on colors right now so that is what I would use.

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I would use the flag cards.

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I would use the Numbers 0-100 Cubes

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I would use the abc cubes.

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I love these! I would mostly use the math ones!

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