Monday, September 5, 2022

Fishing for Numbers, By Knowledge Builder - REVIEW

Nature/ Type:          Classic fishing game with a "number" twist. 

Rating:                     ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

Recommended age:  4 year-old ++ 

Who would love this: Mathematics + Fishing Game lovers / Parents looking for a creative teaching tool 

Any 80s babies here remember the plastic electronic pond, with fishes bobbing up and down, opening and closing their mouth hungrily while players raced to capture the fishes? 🤣🙋‍♀️ The fishing games these days come in all shapes, sizes, and styles; This “Fishing for Numbers” by Knowledge Builder is probably my personal favourites fishing-themed game so far, and I’m going to share about this fantastic version today! 

Why I love ❤️ this toy: 

(1) Creative Ways to Learn Maths - This set includes 22 wooden fish with numerals and words from 0 to 10. The reverse side of each fish has corresponding number of dots matching the number on the other side. We also get two magnetic fishing rods, a game board, and a teacher guide. The potential of this set is almost limitless and there are SO MANY ways to play with it! The youngest kids can train up hand-eye coordination by doing “fishing” randomly with no particular order, a three-year-old can start with dots counting and arranging the fishes in sequence, before moving on to number recognition. Preschool kids would love a challenge of reading the words. We can also do “fish for numbers that together make ten”, “match the numbers, words and dots”, and any creative games involving additions, subtraction and multiplications! I love watching my kids (three and six year-old) playing with this set simultaneously, laughing together, while testing their mathematics and matching skills of different levels! 

(2) Awesome Components - The components are cleverly-designed and chunky for little hands to handle with ease. I love the big folded game board with simple design of blue pond surrounded by greenery and seaweed. Each fish is of a good size, clearly painted with large white font of words, numerals and dots for easy recognition. 

(3) Sturdy Materials - I love the good quality materials - the 22 fishes (including the “zero” pink starfish) are made of wood, painted with bright and visually-appealing colours, and crafted slightly differently (10 different fishes representing each number). The games board is thick and solid. We also love the sturdy storage box that keeps everything organised in one place. 

Overall, I’m impressed! 

# gifted in exchange for review 

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