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Sally May Baker
Patch Products, LLC
(800) 524-4263, ext. 241
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Patch Products Debuts Smart Start
A new line of educational games for preschoolers

BELOIT, Wis.- Patch Products’ new Smart Start® games are designed with fun in mind, so preschoolers will enjoy learning shapes, colors, numbers and spelling!

In its first year, Smart Start was honored with several awards for its innovation and design: TillyWig “Brain Child” Award, Parents’ Choice Recommended, Parents’ Choice Approved and FamilyFun’s top 20 “Toys of the Year.”

Smart Start contains three unique games featuring fun toy-like components that appeal to children:
• Sparky® features an electronic lightning bug that will say the names of shapes and light up different colors. Children use Sparky to play several fun, Bingo-like games with the included cards and shapes! For ages 2 and up. #Sparky
• Cheese Dip® is a fun-themed spelling game! Children use the mice’s tails to hook cheesy letters to spell the words on their cards! And, it has three levels of play (3-, 4- and 5-letter words). The die tells them who gets to go, or who has to give back a letter! For ages 3 and up. #CheeseDip
• Puppy UpTM is an adorable counting and early math game with multiple levels of play. Younger children count puppies and find the coordinating number, using the fun scale to see if they’re right! Then, they can move on to the early math level of adding numbers! For ages 3 and up. #PuppyUp

Patch believes in the importance of balancing fun and education to ensure that children grow and thrive, and each and every Smart Start game is carefully created with that sentiment in mind. After all, teaching games are only helpful if children play them, and children will only play them if they’re fun! Children are happy playing our games over and over because they’re entertained and engaged, and moms are happy that children are learning! #SmartStart

For more information on Patch and these great new items, visit or call 1-800-524-4263.

Patch Products, LLC is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of games, children’s puzzles, preschool toys, creative activities and teaching tools, with focus on innovation and growth of brands and categories. Top-selling brands include 5 Second Rule®, Perplexus®, Don’t Rock the BoatTM, Farkle, The Game of THINGS…®, Chrono Bomb®, OK to Wake!®, Mirari®, Buzzword®, Stratego®, Lauri® and Wooly Willy®.