Review of Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards

Flashcards are an integral part of our homeschool curriculum (and long, boring car rides.) To keep things fresh, we often get different sets frequently to learn math, colors, and numbers. But the most important skill we tend to learn with flashcards is phonics! That's why when we were offered a chance to try out Alphabotz SuperPhonic Decoder Cards, I flipped! Here are some of the perks to using these cards over traditional cards that just show a letter or picture:

  • 46 cards in total, and all are printed on really heavy card stock (they store nicely in a sturdy cardboard container with a slide out drawer)
  • Each card features a different letter or sound and a corresponding robot character (D is for Digger). They also have a different object with the same letter sound on their head, and some fun facts that highlight the same letter sound for repetitive (but fun) learning.
  • These cards were just named to Dr. Toy's 100 Best Children's Products of 2009!
What did my kids think of the cards? Well, my 11-year-old was able to "coach" them through the stack, emphasizing the personal characteristics that reinforced the phonics principles and brought the robots to life:

In short, even my 2-year-old was repeating the sounds and naming the pictures out loud. Just like traditional flashcards (but with more of a "collectible" appeal), these will be used often at our house!

Learn more about the cards at!

Wanna save? If you buy though this Amazon link, and use code KSBLOGS1 you can save 20% off the purchase price of the cards, now through December 31st!

Wanna win? Just comment on this post with your favorite letter (yep, it's that easy!) For an extra entry, join the Alphabotz Facebook group! You have until November 2nd at 11:59 pm CST to get your entries in! (Two total entries per person, please.)

Giveaways are subject to complete site rules. (Be sure to give us a way to reach you if you win, and remember that we will never use your email or contact info for anything other than to send your prize.) Good luck, and be sure to check out all of our other giveaways!

*Sample was received for this review.


  1. My favorite letter is E. Its fun to write! My niece would love these. Thanks!

  2. I like letter R

  3. Hmmm. . . have a fondness for N & J thanks to my boys ;) Thanks for the fun - this looks fabulous.

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  4. "A", because it is my son's favorite letter!
    greenlancer at comcast dot net

  5. My favorite letter is N

  6. I love the letter 'A' because my name, my husband's name and my 3 kid's names all start with A!

  7. I follow Alphabotz on Facebook. angela.gaffke

  8. I like A & S. A because both my grandkids names start with A.

    I like S because you can add an S to anything and have more of it. Like chocolate, cookie, kiss ....

  9. My favorite letter is M

  10. My favorite letter is B.

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