Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Food Fractions, By Junior Learning - REVIEW

Nature/ Type:           Educational resources to learn about fractions 

Rating:                      ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 

Recommended age:   5 year-old ++   

Who would love this: Parents who are looking for fun and engaging educational resources for their kids to learn about fractions & mathematics / AND kids who love foods & puzzle 

“Food Fractions” from Junior Learning is the most mouth-watering mathematics and fractions learning resources I had ever seen. It’s realistic, visually-appealing, makes us hungry, and our two kids genuinely love it. 

Why I love ❤️ this toy: 

(1) 129 Fractional Foods In Numerous Shapes, Sizes, Sections! 

Unseal the box, and get ready to be intrigued by the numerous food pieces poured out from the packaging! There are a total of 129 (!) fractional foods in multiple shapes, sizes, sections. You get a classic Pink Frosted Sprinkled Donut divided into 3 separate pieces, a waffle in four perfect quarters, six pieces of chocolate cake topped with crunchy shavings, 8 slices of Pepperoni pizza, cherry pie in 10 equal segments, carrot chopped in 5, a long loaf of bread in 10 slices, a whole banana, a big round watermelon, and MANY MORE delicious and realistic-looking food pieces (a total of 21 forms, to be exact). Seriously, what’s better way to learn and visualise a tricky mathematics concept such as fractions than by using vivid, colourful and kids-friendly food representation! 

(2) Quality Thick Cardboard Material With Magnetic Sheets At The Back 

The food pieces were made of thick cardboard with foam board (which give them a bit of a “3D” feel). There are magnetic sheets at the back of these food fractions - so we can complete the “fraction puzzles” by sticking the pieces on whiteboard, fridge, magnetic dry erase board, and more! I love how simple yet versatile these educational resources are! 

(3) Versatile - Different Ways To Play & Learn 

I love that there are so many different ways to play with these food fractions, depending on the kid’s age and skill level. My 7 year-old has just started learning about fraction numbers in school, so he was pretty excited to identify the fraction numeral on each of the food pieces (the 1/2 on the half banana, 1/8 on the corn on cob segments, 1/12 on the watermelon wedges etc). Personally, I’m not quite sure if the carrot (and cucumber) chunks of unequal sizes can be strictly considered as “fractions”, but I’m probably being a bit pedantic over here. Our 4 year-old uses these pieces for her invented games, and she really enjoys completing the interesting food puzzles and “serving” them at her teddy bear picnics and tea-parties. 

# gifted in exchange for review 

Where to buy this:

https://juniorlearning.com.au/products/food-fraction?_pos=1&_sid=eb394d8b8&_ss=r (Australia) 

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