Lakeshore Learning kids toys Review-Giveaway!

Education is so truly important to me! While I encourage my children to play, I try to make them play with educational toys that would benefit them in the learning process. One of my most favorite stores that I frequent is Lakeshore Learning. This is the store where I buy all my kids their toys, as well as any birthday presents I need because their toys promote healthy learning.  While I did know all about the store Lakeshore Learning, I had no idea that they had all their wonderful products that they sell in their stores online for people to purchase as well.

Lakeshore Learning is dedicated to providing innovative products that promote young imaginations with a sense of love and nurture to support a lifelong love of learning. They specialize in early educational programs, as well as providing supplies for home and schools across the country. What I love about Lakeshore Learning, is the products you will find, will allow your children to have fun, but readily allow them to learn simultaneously.

At Lakeshore Learning, you will find products and toys from the infant stage right through the 6th grade. They also have geared products towards teachers to help them implement their lesson plans in the school year. While I currently go online or in the store to look at their preschool selections, I definitely have bought many products from their older age selections that were fabulous! Their divisibility of products to promote fun and education is astonishing.

I had the opportunity to review the Phoemic Awareness Plinko Game from Lakeshore Learning. This plinko game helps build phonemic awareness by allowing your kids to participate in their own little game show. The Plinko Awareness Game reminded me of the Plinko Game in the Price is Right but smaller and much more fun!  The free-standing game board comes with a plethora of game chips and is quite easy to play.


To get started, simply have your child take one of the Plinko chips and drip it down the Plinko board. All the chips have pictures of various places, animals, activities, etc. Once they drop it down, it will fall into three categories- Say the beginning sound, say a rhyming word, and say the ending sound. Hayley absolutely loves playing this game over and over and practicing on all her sound skills that she has been beginning to master. She also loves rhyming words although some of her words are made up- we are working on that! It truly is a wonderful product to help instill the love of education into your children. Trust me when I say, Hayley has no idea that she is learning when she is playing it. That is the best part- hidden education into one awesome learning toy!

Buy it: You can buy Phoemic Awareness Plinko Game (ARV:$50) or many other fine educational products at Lakeshore Learning. 

Win it: One winner will receive a $25 e-Gift Card to LakeShore Learning to use any way you would like. They have some awesome toys, and some that are relatively inexpensive, so this will come a long way. This giveaway is run via rafflecopter so click continue reading to see the actual giveaway. The only mandatory entry is to tell me which is your favorite toy from here: Lakeshore Learning. While the other entries are optional, I highly suggest you fill them out to increase your chances of winning. US only. Good luck!

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*Thank you to Lakeshore Learning for supplying me products to review. As always, all my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.


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  1. says

    I couldn’t agree more, educational games are sooo important. But if you don’t have the cashola, making your own board game with flash cards are easy. Plinko is like my favorite game! It look really fun, even for me! LOL :)

    Thanks for the giveaway

  2. says

    Oh. MY. GOSH. I LOVE Plinko. I now want to make a Plinko game for me–to help me decide what to make for dinner, what to wear, etc.

    I think this is a great company and a great product!

  3. says

    My daughter has been using a box of project ideas from Lakeshore Learning this summer. This particular box deals with reading comprehension. It has been a great tool!

  4. says

    Looks like an awesome product. My kids are teens now but in our early days of homeschooling this would have been perfect.

  5. Machell Duke says

    I like the instruments around the world and the plinko looks great….if I win I would get the plinko

  6. says

    Their collection of educational software looks great! I love educational toys that are also a lot of fun and don’t make kids feel like they’re taking a quiz or that they should be all serious when learning can be a really fun activity.

  7. says

    Lakeshore has so many great products! We definitely love the classroom projects and crafts as we try to do a little homeschooling during the summer months.

  8. says

    I love the My First Cash Register. Also, I love Lakeshore and I love Plinko!!

    Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!

  9. says

    I love Lakeshore!!! I love their shape/color games. They also have wonderful crafts to do on Saturdays & my toddler loves going there!

  10. Paul T/Pauline T says

    I like the Mobile Listening & Storage Center - – Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

  11. Heather N says

    Love the Can Do! Science Discovery Kits and Math in a Flash! Discovery Cans!

    Heather N.

  12. Cindy B says

    It’s hard to say what my favorite product is but I know my children would really enjoy the easy-build puzzle blocks

  13. Amber Cristofaro says

    So much to love on this website but the Lakeshore Giant Treehouse is on our wish list.

  14. amanda whitley says

    this is actually the thing i want most since im having a carnival birthday party for my son and this would be a fun game to play

  15. Geri Fink says

    I love everything there. We have so many things from them. I love the quality and the prices are competitive too.

  16. says

    I can only pick one?? I like so many of their products but would have to say my heart keeps going back to Plinko!

  17. Barbara says

    This Phoemic Awareness Plinko Game looks fun enough to keep a kid entertained, but they’ll learn something too!

  18. Leslie G. says

    I love the Window Blocks. They’re so pretty.

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  19. Diane Daigle says

    We bought a table and chairs at lakeshore and Cam loves to sit and play at it!!!!

  20. says

    plinco. I loved that game onn price is right and i have been dying to get the mini one for the kids to play with at school :-)

  21. Erin E says

    My favorite product is the Giant Knob First Puzzle Set. Thank you for the lovely giveaway!
    Erin E
    busymom369 at gmail dot com

  22. Leslie Luke Stanziani. says

    I really like the Double-Sided Learn to Print Write & Wipe Boards.I home school my 4 kids and these would be great for us.Thanks!