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Orchard Toys First Times Tables Game

Introduce children to 2, 5 and 10 times tables with this fun pancake flippin’ times tables game!
To begin, First Times Tables can be used as a learning resource to help parents to teach their child about the basic concepts of multiplication. Children will learn that multiplication is about the grouping of different numbers and how to use a number line to understand sequencing and multiplication.

Once children begin to grasp the basics of multiplication a fun pancake themed game awaits! They can put their new skills into practise as they race to stack the most pancakes on their plate playing board. Players spin the spinner to see which times table they will be practising, then use the spatula to flip the pancake and check the answer! This fun introduction to times tables is bound to have children laughing and enjoying times tables as they toss their pancakes high into the sky!

Contents: 30 pancake cards – 4 place setting boards – 1 card spatula – 1 spinner board – 1 two-part plastic spinner – 3 number line boards – 1 instruction leaflet

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Price £8.30 Available online www.orchardtoys.com

Bizziebaby Bronze Award Winner 2020 Educational Toys & Educational Aids 

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Orchard Toys First Times Tables Game Reviews

Product Tested By Nicola Cantwell – Ethan 5 Years

Nicola Awarded The Orchard Toys First Times Tables 5/5

First impressions were good, packaged well & the illustrations and bright colours made it look really fun and appealing to the kids. Great concept, maths I feel especially can be quite boring so having games like this really does help to put the fun into learning. Very clear, also easy to follow instructions and for both the Introduction of Multiplication and the Flipping Pancakes Game. Ethan loved playing this game; maths is his favourite subject at the moment so this game was perfect for him. I was initially worry as my son has not yet started learning his times table at school, but I was surprised by how quickly he was able to pick it up, being able to use the pancakes as flash cards is a huge help. My son really enjoyed playing the game. He particularly enjoyed stacking the pancakes up in their groups and counting all the fruit. The pancake game was my son’s favourite part.  Although he did find it a little tricky but with my help and using the number lines he was soon able to get the hang of it. This made home schooling so much easier. It so hard trying to find something different and fun to do every day. I think this game definitely appeals to this age range, it’s fun, it’s colourful and it’s easy enough to pick up and follow. In the beginning he was getting it out to play every day, but now it comes out at least once a week to help with home schooling  and because he enjoys flipping the pancakes. Contents were brilliant, good quality, colourful and clear. My son likes it when I use the pancakes as flash cards. I really enjoyed flipping the pancakes we had so much fun as a family playing this and shared a lot of laughs. This is a fantastic educational game.  It makes the whole learning process much more fun not only for the kids but for the parents also. Very good quality, the entire contents of the game is very sturdy and will last. Great value for money, it’s a very good and non-expensive game. I love the pancakes they are great fun to use whether it’s the flipping game or as flash cards. I would buy this product it’s brilliant for home learning and very enjoyable. I would definitely recommend this product especially now with everyone home schooling, it really has made maths so much easier and enjoyable in our home. Full marks for this game I really couldn’t find a fault with it and my son loves it.  The First Times Tables game is fabulous, it’s bright and colourful, and it’s clear and easy to follow. Having the pancakes with the different amounts of fruit really helped my son to understand multiplication and he has so much fun doing so. Would highly recommend to anyone. Its great fun for everyone involved. Nicola Cantwell – Ethan 5 Years

Product Tested By Lorna Grant – Aiden & Jack 11 & 5 Years

Lorna Awarded The Orchard Toys First Times Tables 5/5

The game arrived well packaged, within a postage box.  When we un-boxed  it both boys were really excited to give it a go.  It was appealing and brightly coloured.  The idea of the game was fantastic, the little pancakes quickly became fab “toys” my youngest fed them to his “pet” (a stuffed toy dinosaur) and was saying the numbers while doing it…”2 times 2 is…” turns it over shouts “4”. He doesn’t even realise he’s learning! win win.  Instructions simple, straight to the point and very easy to follow. The boys really did enjoy this game which I was fairly surprised about.  My youngest loved collecting the pancakes he was getting right, and using the number lines (once we showed him how to use them) he was getting almost everyone correct.  My older son also really liked this game; he struggles a little with times tables and often resorts to using his fingers or guessing the answers.   After the first three times playing it he firmly had the 2, 5 and 10 times tables under his belt.  We’ve since made up our own pancakes to extend the game to work on more times tables with him.  It is giving Jack new skills which he hadn’t tried before; I don’t even think he’d heard the word multiply.  This did help my youngest understand how to multiply.  I do not think my youngest had even heard the word before, my eldest it helped him to quickly figure out the answers. It was really fun; we all enjoyed trying to flip the pancakes.  My boys are gaining so much from this game.  We played the game first, so it didn’t seem like learning, they didn’t realise how much they were actually learning! Both boys loved it. It has made my life a little easier while trying to home school children of such different ages.  They both had fun. I think this is roughly the right age, but obviously if a child is quite intelligent or struggling with maths then this could be extended and adapted for older and younger children. We usually play this once or twice a week and I am using it as our math resource.  The contents are great, great amount, not too overwhelming.  The spinner part of the game was missing, but this was sent to us very quickly, but while we waited we pretended to be the spinner and would spin around till someone shouted stop! My youngest said his favourite part of the game was feeding the pancakes to my pet (still dinosaur).  I loved that my boys just thought we were playing a game, when they were actually taking in so much information and skills. This is a brilliant educational game.  I have added to it by adding more times table pancakes for my older child to use. Same as all orchard toys games, fab quality, very hardwearing, pancakes can take quite a flipping!  This is great value for money.   I loved that my youngest was doing maths while feeding his dinosaur and my eldest was building on a skill that he has been slightly lacking in. I would buy this.  I would recommend and plan on sharing with my niece’s as soon as I see them as they will love it.  It’s just fab!  This game was fantastic; my boys both really enjoyed it.  Neither of them even realized that they were learning while they were playing, which in the case of lockdown has taken the edge of the home schooling!  My little one regularly fires multiplication questions at me now.  The company are very helpful too, the spinner was missing and it arrived within a few days.  We have extended the game too to add more times tables, which is still fun and adds more covert learning! Lorna Grant – Aiden & Jack 11 & 5 Years

Product Tested By Nioki Doggett – Maurice 6 Years

Nioki Awarded The Orchard Toys First Times Tables 3.5/5

This looked good, good packaging and compact box easy to store. I thought the concept was great especially for this age, to be able to teach times tables and test knowledge with a game.  Straightforward clear instructions. Maurice enjoyed playing this game although a little disappointed there were not more times tables featured. It certainly helped with testing his knowledge.  Fun to play but the quality of the actual game was not great the cardboard which became frustrating especially when trying to flip the cards over with the cardboard crockery! He did enjoy the fun pancake game, but the quality let it down. This game was a good addition to have at home while home schooling.  The age suitability is ideal and good for reinforcing and teaching multiplication.  This was played often.  Quality could be improved especially with the pancake themed section.  This is a good quality game and ideal for all the family to play.  This is a good aid. Would be good if it was expanded or there was a way to include more times tables. I think it is reasonable value.  Good concept but limitations with quality. Nioki Doggett – Maurice 6 Years

 

 

 

 

 

Full marks for this game I really couldn’t find a fault with it and my son loves it.  The First Times Tables game is fabulous, it’s bright and colourful, and it’s clear and easy to follow. Having the pancakes with the different amounts of fruit really helped my son to understand multiplication and he has so much fun doing so. Would highly recommend to anyone. Its great fun for everyone involved.

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Nicola Awarded The Orchard Toys First Times Tables 5/5

Orchard Toys First Times Tables Game Stockist Information
  • Website: www.orchardtoys.com
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Tel: +44 (0) 1953 859520
  • Address: Orchard Toys
    Chestnut Drive
    Wymondham
    Norfolk
    NR18 9SB
    England
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