VersaTiles– Product Review

ETA Hand2Mind recently contacted me and asked if I would take a peek at one of their long-popular products – VersaTiles.  I had heard of VersaTiles before, but I had never had a chance to play with them.  My husband’s company actually did some programming for VersaTiles, and he TRIED to explain what they were to me, but I never really understood.
So, I was excited when they told me they would send a Readiness Starter Kit my way.
I put my 5 year old to work on them…
IMG_3735Here’s what you do…open up the tiles, and place the tiles numbered side up on the lid, and the “open” blue section on top of the answer key.
IMG_3731
The top 8 boxes have the questions…(see the balloons)…So for number one, she needed to figure out the letter that comes next..(D) – she would find the D on the answer key, and place the number 1 tile on it.  See the R there?  She would put the number 8 tile there.  Make sense?
IMG_3732
Boy, was she focused!!  (She did catch her mistake, by the way!)
IMG_3738
After all the tiles were in place, she closed the lid, flipped it over and checked to see if the design matched the one on the page.  
This is a great independent activity, but does take a little time to master.  She was easily confused with the activities with numbers.  However, I do think with continued practice it will be a cinch for her.
I really liked this readiness pack because it had many many skills that kids at the beginning of kindergarten could use such as vowel sounds, rhyming words, beginning and ending sounds, colors and shapes, numbers and counting, and so much more! (You can even make your own activities!)
I would like to purchase a few more of the tile sets so I can use them as a morning center for my kiddos! I know they would LOVE them!
Here’s a video that shows a bit more about Versa Tiles


THIS GIVE AWAY IS NOW CLOSED! THANKS FOR ENTERING!

ETA hand 2 mind would like to give away a Versa Tiles Readiness Starter Set to one lucky follower.
To enter the giveaway...
1) LIKE Growing Kinders on Facebook!
2) Check out ETA's hand 2 mind Facebook page and "like" them.
Please leave only ONE comment for both of these items.  Extra comments will be deleted  :(  (Be sure to leave your e-mail address – if there is no e-mail address, I can’t contact you to send you your prize!)
(Please be honest, and actually do these 2 requirements before you enter, I do not check, but there have been incidences in the past when people don’t follow the contest rules)
The giveaway ends Tuesday night July 31st at midnight. Thanks for entering and good luck!


PLEASE leave your comments on the BLOG, NOT on Facebook. I read them all, but can only count the ones on the blog! Thanks!!

111 comments:

  1. I like you on FB and like ETA on FB! These Versatiles look awesome! I also have a 5 year old!! :)

    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
    sweettimesinfirst@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I have liked both facebook pages!
    katiegordon2@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Done and done!
    JCates03atgmaildotcom

    ReplyDelete
  4. I like you on FB and like ETA on FB. I am really excited! I have been wanting to purchase these. I hope that I win :)

    kimberlycollatos@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  5. I like you on facebook and ETA too! I hope I win. :)

    Erica
    Sprinkles to Kindergarten
    erica_crowder0612@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I "like" both pages!

    lsypher9876@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. I liked both pages. This set looks amazing!!
    mrssandrac@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. I liked both pages! These activities look awesome for my kinders :)
    kelsie.gerner@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. I like you and ETA on Facebook!

    henline.5@osu.edu

    ReplyDelete
  10. I like Growing Kinders and ETA on FB. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Michelle
    mcoop1125@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. I liked both FB pages!! Great giveaway! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure
    fsuteach81@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. I "LIKED" both facebook pages! :)

    The Versa Tiles look like a lot of fun. I bet the kids LOVE using them. Thanks for posting about the cool products and for organizing the giveaway.

    Keeping my fingers crossed. :)

    Happy Summer!
    -Lindsey

    shapi20@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. I liked both pages.

    sn.nguyen19@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. I "liked" both pages!! We have to borrow and scrounge these from others at my school. We would love to have our own set!!

    Kfields8@verizon.net

    ReplyDelete
  15. I "liked" both Growing Kinders and ETA on facebook. I had these when I taught Resource many years ago. It is a thought process for little ones to make these matches. It's not a direct match of example to response, but of the number key to the letter key. I've never tried it with kinders. But the self-checking aspect is really cool.

    Donna W.
    darryl40w@att.net

    ReplyDelete
  16. I liked both Growing Kinders and ETA hand2mind on FB! I would love these for my Kinders! They look great! (and by the way - your little one is so cute!)
    Cheryl
    crayonsandcurls(at)gmail(dot)com
    Crayons and Curls

    ReplyDelete
  17. I liked both pages on facebook!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. i "like" Both pages on facebook, and I really "like" the idea of this activity as an extra when the kiddos are finished early with their learning centers- great enrichment activity, especially for the higher level thinkers!

    bbleeker@siouxcenterchristian.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. Looks like a fun activity! I like both facebook pages!

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. I liked both Growing Kinders and ETA hand2mind on FB! I would love these for my Kinders!

    deannd89@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. I liked Growing Kinders and ETA's page on Facebook. These look awesome for center work!

    Debbie :-)
    kisforkinderrific@)gmail.com
    K is for Kinderrific

    ReplyDelete
  22. I liked both Facebook pages.

    Heather (heathernnance@yahoo.com)

    ReplyDelete
  23. I liked both FB pages.

    Lindsey
    linds852010@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  24. Christopher BrooksJuly 25, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    I liked both FB pages.

    Christopher
    christopher.nbrooks@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. I liked both pages on Facebook! :)
    My Kindergarten Kids
    loua1b2c3@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. I liked both Facebook pages.
    jkmatuch@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. I liked both Facebook pages. This looks like it would be an awesome tool for the daily 5!
    Kdwestman@baschools.org

    ReplyDelete
  28. I like both on facebook! Ncruzsaubert@Yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. Thanks for the opportunity. I liked both pages. Liz :)

    http://crazyforkindergarten68.blogspot.ca/

    ReplyDelete
  30. I have liked both...I will be looking forward to following your blog. Mrscolestock. AT gmail.co

    ReplyDelete
  31. I liked both facebook pages!! Would be a great addition to my kindergarten class... Karen:)
    Kbuck1@stny.rr.com

    ReplyDelete
  32. I have liked both pages. I used these with students when I worked at Sylvan and have wanted some for my own classroom!
    Kim
    kdowd13@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  33. I would love to use these in my classroom.
    jasonj5000@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  34. I like both facebook pages

    Debbie D
    dement82@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  35. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Love Versa Tiles! Follow both on Facebook. kteach.30lg@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. I "liked" both pages...my email is ullmerj1112@gmail.com! Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  38. "Liked" both pages and I like the Versa Tiles! I have seen them before but never used them....would love to have a set to use with my class!
    Thanks!
    rachap26@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  39. Love VersaTiles!!! But I think you have placed the answer case too far down on the page according to your picture. Every window of the open case should have a picture underneath it to start. Then place all the numbers tiles, in order in the case, covering the top eight pictures. Then you move the number tiles one at a time from the top to the bottom as you uncover a picture and answer the question or make the match. Finally, you close the case, flip it, and see if the pattern matches. Maybe you moved the case to show the page as you took the picture??? My grandchildren love the activities!

    ReplyDelete
  40. I liked both facebook pages. Thanks!

    jananicole80@comcast.net

    Jana

    ReplyDelete
  41. I liked them both! :) Thanks!

    alishalikestoteach@yahoo.com

    Alisha

    ReplyDelete
  42. I liked both the pages! Thanks for this offer!

    sgies328@gmail.com

    Stephanie
    MaMa Goose’s Kindergarten

    ReplyDelete
  43. I liked both pages!
    Emily

    emilyg.hughes@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  44. I liked both pages!

    flm011@hotmail.com

    Francine

    ReplyDelete
  45. I liked both pages on FB! This would be great for my son!

    rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  46. I liked both pages on Facebook! Thanks for sharing this awesome giveaway with us!

    Nicole
    lanier_nicole@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  47. I love Growing Kinders! I liked them on Facebook and liked ETA on Facebook. I have a pretty advanced 4-year-old at home and I'm a early childhood educator. These are fantastic! I'd love to try them out!

    amelias.schaeffer@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I liked both of these pages. I would LOVE to try these on my kinders!

      craigheadra@verizon.net

      Delete
  48. I liked both pages. Would love to try these with my kinders. I actually remember using these at some point. Laurah82@bellsouth.net

    ReplyDelete
  49. I have liked both.
    abqgreene@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  50. We had these at my old school and I loved them! I would love to win a set for my new classroom!

    ReplyDelete
  51. I have liked them both! Wow this is so cool, I have never heard of this. My classroom is VERY center based so this would be a great addition! Thanks!!!

    kawright317@gmail.com

    http://kinderkronicles.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  52. We have these at my old school and I loved them! I would love a set for my new school. Joseph_haynes@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  53. Love this! A set for my class would be great!!

    ReplyDelete
  54. I followed both requirements. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Yvonnee/kidzread

    yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  55. I liked both Growing Kinders and ETA on Facebook! These tiles look like an awesome center for reviewing key concepts.

    ReplyDelete
  56. I liked both Growing Kinders and ETA on Facebook! These tiles look like an awesome center for reviewing key concepts.

    ReplyDelete
  57. I liked you on Facebook.
    aaparsons@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  58. I liked ETA on FB.
    aaparsons@hotmail.com
    Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  59. I liked both on facebook!

    kkish1110@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  60. I have liked both on FB! These would be awesome to use in my K classroom! Thanks!!

    Sheila
    cockerill7@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  61. Liked them both on FB!
    Patti
    olsem5@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  62. I liked both pages. :) Virginia virginiaes@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  63. I already follow you on Facebook and I already follow ETA's page as well! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  64. I follow you already in email so I just liked on Facebook too. I also get email from ETA as well. So now I like on Facebook
    Pat McsWeeney
    tmcsweeney26318@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  65. I liked both on FB also!
    This looks for working in pairs at the beginning of the year.

    Kristina Thorp
    kjthorp@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  66. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This would be a great addition to our classroom. I have liked both on facebook.
      jbkidzrgr8@gmail.com

      Delete
  67. I follow your blog and facebook... I also "liked" ETA...the Versa Tiles look awesome! My email is stephenandmindyc@Yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  68. I love Versatiles! We used them in my 1st grade class. I moved to pre-k for this year and would love to expose my little guys to this wonderful learning tool. It is a great independent activity. lesa1022@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  69. i liked both FB pages

    cathy c

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  70. Thanks for the opportunity to earn this great tool!
    julieboat@verizon.net

    ReplyDelete
  71. I liked both Facebook pages.
    nroehrig@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  72. I liked both Facebook pages.
    nroehrig@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  73. I liked both Facebook pages!

    Kate
    dancinqueenks23@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  74. I liked both facebook pages!

    ~amyjoy.warren(at)google(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  75. I liked both facebook pages. I would love to win this! I am a special education teacher moving to 1st grade with students on the pre-school and kindergarten level. I know they would love Versatiles. dbednarsk@yahoo.com
    Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  76. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  77. I love both pages! What a wonderful way to provide hands' on learning for my k students. It's great to have manipulatives and other resources that help promote and teach the math CCSS. Donna Keller dkeller@fortsmithschools.org

    ReplyDelete
  78. I liked both facebook pages.
    nhapke@phm.k12.in.us
    Natalie

    ReplyDelete
  79. These look awesome! Would love to win these!

    I liked both face book pages!

    kel3coleman@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  80. "Liked" both pages on FB...what a great product! I'm so excited to begin my first year teaching first grade!

    Lori Heydt

    lori.heydt@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  81. I like you and ETA on Facebook. I've heard of VersaTiles before but wasn't sure how to use them. These look great!
    janmessali (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  82. Thank you for the chance to win! I did both of the requirements :) my email is caitlynrupprecht@yahoo.com I appreciate it the chance to win. I am a first year teacher and I have nothing to start with! This would be awesome!
    -Caitlyn

    ReplyDelete
  83. What a great opportunity!!!! Thank you so much for putting this together. I liked the pages and will be staying in touch with the pages =) It is because of people like you and these companies that children everywhere get to take advantage of such great resources like this. The budget cuts and teacher pay these days makes it very difficult to offer all these wonderful hands-on resources! I will be saying a little prayer that these end up in room 142 =) Thank you and good luck to all and happy school year everyone =)

    My email address is Mrs.harriskg@yahoo.com

    Thanks again,

    Jennifer Harris

    A very excited kindergarten teacher!

    ReplyDelete
  84. I found a very old set of these in the "junk pile" one year during summer break. My kids love them, but the set I have is a little too old for most of them. I would love to have a more K friendly set. I just found your blog today . . .very well done.

    Thank you for letting us know about these,

    Jenny Vanderpool; j.vanderpool@jessamine.kschools.us

    ReplyDelete
  85. Liked you both on FB. Those Versatiles look really neat. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Kristina
    kjcarter68@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  86. I love versa- tiles. I have always wanted a set of about five with the books. I was given one set with a practice book at a workshop once and ever since have tried to find ways to buy some. They are worth the money, but PTA never has enough funds to go around. A fellow teacher won an entire Kindergarten set a few years back. She was so happy and I was happy for her good fortune. The video you included was great. Thanks. The pre-skills set is just the thing to use now for testing skills and differentiating for students with more background. Good luck to everyone. When someone wins this it will be a really nice addition to your classroom.

    ReplyDelete
  87. I have seen your sight on pinterest a few times but only looked at the specific activities. Tonight I looked through your blogs and can't wait to look more but not enough time. Thank you so much for the great activities and printables!!

    Heather
    heather_feather76@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  88. I "liked" both posts.
    These boards look really great. I have some other tile boards, but these are much smaller & user friendly.
    Thanks again!
    Kerry
    kerryoreilly@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
  89. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  90. I liked both Facebook pages! I work with students who are deaf and hard-of-hearing in a one-on-one setting and this would be a great addition! Thanks for sharing this product and opportunity.
    nicki.dunbar@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  91. I like both fb pages! I am a first year kindergarten teacher, so I'm looking for anything that could help. VersaTiles seems like a great product to enhance their learning.

    Katie
    kowen1289@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  92. I follow your facebook page!! :) This is such a great giveaway! I've never seen the readiness kit, but it would be PERFECT for a few of my ESE students I will have in my room next year.

    Katie
    kjones678{at}gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  93. I follow ETA on facebook too!!! love their products :)

    Katie
    kjones678{at}gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  94. I follow you both on Facebook...

    ReplyDelete
  95. Versa Tiles are great for students to use independently or with a partner. My GT students even use the blank templates provided in the teacher book to create their own challenge pages for each other to complete!

    ReplyDelete
  96. email for above, in case it doesn't link: kbenedick@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  97. 1) I LIKE Growing Kinders on Facebook!
    2) I checked out ETA's hand 2 mind Facebook page and "liked" them.
    (T.h.Ransom)

    thransom@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  98. What a great product! I would love to give it a try. kristinya@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  99. Following directions! :)
    I liked Growing Kinders on Facebook!
    Liked ETA's hand 2 mind Facebook page!
    WOW - looks like my students would love these!
    Peggy
    mrspaulson@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  100. I liked both FB pages. Thank you for the opportunity!

    Rhonda
    rpena47@mcisd.org

    ReplyDelete
  101. I liked both pages on Facebook. Versa Tiles would be a great activity to use at a center. I have been teaching for 36 years and am always looking for new ideas.

    Linda
    lrae2@a0l.com

    ReplyDelete
  102. So sorry! My email should be lrae2@aol.com

    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  103. I would LOVE to win this for my littlest. I liked your FB page and already like ETA's page. Thanks for doing the giveaway!
    ourmothershipadventures@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  104. Hi!
    I found out about your contest through ETA on Facebook, so I followed the link and arrived here :) I liked your page on FB, and also liked those "I spy" huge magnifying glasses and logo alphabet display!

    I used to use "big kid" versatiles when I worked at Sylvan, and loved them... I think these would be a great thing to have in my resource teacher toolkit for the little ones or ESL kids!!!!!!

    mcc8@sfu.ca

    ReplyDelete
  105. Both are "liked" on FB! I've been wanting these forever! :)

    brewster.antonia@gmail.com <3

    -Toni B.

    ReplyDelete
  106. Versatiles are a great resource for any classroom. Kids love them!
    lesa1022@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  107. I think this is a great idea. I find it very helpful that you showed what would need explicitly to be taught.

    ReplyDelete
  108. I remember these (or something very similar to these) when I was a kid, and I LOVED them! I hope I get a chance to share them with my 2 little boys! :)

    Mandy
    mandy@newgards.com

    ReplyDelete