Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Handmade Fun 4 Children: Glory Glass Magnets Review/Giveaway


Shrade and I had so much fun exploring and learning with this ABC Alphabet Magnet Set.  First of all, Shrade was fascinated with the magnets and loved to see what parts of the box the little glass gems would stick to.  This set came in a little magnetic box with an alphabet set of lower case letters that includes a complete set of the alphabet plus an additional set of vowels and three larger glass magnets with an image and word. The bottom of the tin has a card of additional words to spell, A to Z, each with a corresponding images, apple to zebra. Use the back of the tin for the spelling surface. These 3/4" glass gems are colorful and little hands can practice fine motor skills.

This ABC Alphabet magnet set is great for identifying pictures, increasing vocabulary, spelling and matching beginning sounds to words.  This is a great learning tool for kids as young as 3 years old.  Even though my son is only 2.5 he is starting to recognize letters and this was fun to see him using his thinking and reasoning skills to match the letters to the pictures.
What I really liked about this product is that it is compact and would be a great activity to take in the car and use during times of waiting.  It's a fun way for kids to interact with letters, pictures and words and is perfect for little ones getting ready to attend school. I also loved the quality of this product.  It was very user friendly and the pieces are made to last a long time!
As you can see, there are multiple uses for hours of fun and learning with this small, yet powerful teaching tool!

Let's get to know Martje:

*Where did you come up with the name of your shop?

My sister in law came up with the name. We bantered names about and hers was the best. It was based upon my original items which are the Bible versed based magnets. There is already a Glory Glass shop on Etsy, though it doesn't seem to be in operation. I added the word "magnets" and became GloryGlassMagnets on Etsy. I do go by Glory Glass for everything that is not Etsy.

*How long have you been making crafts?

I have been crafting since I was a young child. My mother was a Kindergarten teacher and in that era, teachers made almost all of the visual teaching aids, bulletin board decor, etc. themselves. Both of my parents were very artistic and so it seemed natural to be creating things. One of the first things I recall making was a trash can for my bedroom, out of an oatmeal box and covered with wallpaper scraps. I learned to sew when I was 11 years old, which opened up a whole new world to me. I had LOTS of throw pillows on my bed in all shapes and sizes when I in high school! When my children were young, we would devote the month of December, beginning with the Friday after Thanksgiving, to our holiday crafts. Over the years that evolved into major cookie baking - I had so many decorations that I really didn't need more! I am pleased that my daughter has made crafting and baking part of her daughters' lives as well.

*What do you like best about what you do?

I enjoy the designing of the art and layout. I'm certainly not Rembrandt, but drawing and painting is just plain fun! I also really enjoy the research that I put into the Bible themed magnets - looking up commentary and related quotes.

*What is unique about your shop?

While many shops have glass magnets and push pins for sale, I don't find any other Etsy shops or internet stores that have anything similar to my ABC Alphabet set for children or the line of Bible verse themed magnets. And though there are many inspirational or Bible verse quote magnets for sale, I have a growing line that is really devoted to helping people understand the meaning of the Bible verses, not just the verse itself.
Thank you, Martje!!
*This product was provided to me  free of charge for the purpose of this  review.  This is my honest opinion of  this product  and no monetary compensation  was received for my opinion.*

Buy it: Visit Glory Glass Magnets and enjoy her wonderful creations!

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