|Submited By: Fluvanna Josephson on 02/19/2007|
We bought this product after loving the Math Mat for addition and subtraction. We purchased this to help with spelling and phonics and teaching letters to younger kids. (We love Math Mat!) However, this product doesn t clearly pronounce the words so even an adult has problems understanding the word or letter being asked for. There is not a repeat button like there is on the Math Mat, you can just intentionally hit a wrong letter or make a best guess and it will give you another try. It is frustrating to try to give the correct answer and find out you misheard the question. Also, because it is so big it is easy to step on an adjacent letter. Maybe it would be better if it was designed as a circle. It is a big step for little legs to the center letters. It has not turned out to be the helpful tool we were hoping for. The kids still like it a little but frustration enters in quickly. It is nice that you can play music on it.