How do you teach kids about healthy eating in a fun way? Orchard Toys those masters of educational games for children, came up with Greedy Gorilla which is both an educational and fun game for children of 4 to 8 years (although I can verify that teenagers will find it a scream too).
This game (for up to 4 players) is designed to allow children to make choices about what they like to eat and to help them recognise what makes up a balanced, healthy meal in different variations, broken down to 6 food and drink servings. There’s even a vegetarian option of a completely balanced meal. Whenever a ‘junk’ food option is selected, children will enjoy posting the card into the Greedy Gorilla’s mouth and a real burping noise is activated …. there follows the giggles and of course the children are prompted to say “excuse me.” So table manners are also an important part of this games teaching.
As always, your children will have fun assembling this game and all of the parts as setting up is all part of the learning process.
- 4 playing boards (place settings)
- 24 healthy food cards
- 8 junk food cards
- 1 gorilla posting box (requires 3 x AAA batteries, included)
- 1 instruction leaflet
It’s no secret that I love Orchard Toys because whilst having fun, your children are also learning valuable skills. It’s those skills that can develop further when your child goes to school and allows them to be better prepared. Each and every game has an educational guide to show you what essential early learning skills your child can learn. This is what Orchard Toys say about this game ……
Orchard Toys Fun Learning Games encourage children to communicate, share and play together. This product has been designed to:
- Link with Early Learning Goals
- Link to National Curriculum Science Key Stage 1
I would add to this guide that this game teaches children personal, health and social education skills (PHSE) which is an essential part of early learning that is a requirement in pre-school/school establishments. What better way to reinforce this teaching than to make it fun at home as well as in school.
You can bet that my Daughter couldn’t wait to get this one out of the box.
Whenever we have family days, rainy days, even snow days (when my house usually has a few teenagers to add to the entertainment factor) she gets a game out to play and she is keen to show everyone how to play. Greedy Gorilla comes with such good instructions and once you’ve played it once, you have a sound understanding of what’s required.
All of Orchard Toys games are very colourful, made of tough, wipe-clean cardboard, have educational value, come with very easy to follow instructions, are themed to be interesting and familiar for children to recognise and enjoy and they are always so much fun to play with.
In addition, Orchard Toys have a fabulous website to help you choose the right toy and age range for your child and have excellent Customer Service to help you make the right choice, assist you in your order and if you should loose any parts, they offer a replacement service.
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