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LP and Little Man have been learning maths since even before they started school – counting out their toys or saying how many chicken nuggets they had with their dinner. Maths is an everyday part of life and so important for children to learn about.
Thanks to Orchard Toys, children can learn about maths in a really fun and exciting way – without even realising they’re learning. We were sent three great new maths based games from Orchard Toys and the children couldn’t wait to play.
LP and Little Man are now eight and six but they have been playing Orchard Toys games and puzzles for years. They’re so familiar to them and they’re always so easy to play too, aimed at very specific ages to suit their level of learning and ability.
First Times Tables is a really fun and fast paced game. The concept is around picking a pancake, working out the multiplication on the pancake and flipping it over to see if you’re right. The children loved flipping the pancakes over and really helped to reinforce their knowledge of 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
The game is for two to four players and is aimed at children aged 5-8 which is perfect for our two. Little Man has only just finished learning 2, 5 and 10 times tables and LP is always practicing hers so this is a great game for both those learning to multiply and children wanting to practice and refresh their knowledge.
Mammoth Maths focuses on addition and subtraction with two different difficulty levels. It’s for up to four players, aged 5-8, and each child can choose whether they want to try the easier or harder maths problems so it’s a great game for children of mixed abilities.
The aim of the game is for your cave character and their mammoth to move around the board answering maths problems to collect stones to take back to their cave. We found this game finished quite quickly, with the characters only needing to collect four stones, so we just carried on collecting stones for longer.
The children loved this game. It was great fun and they really had to think about some of their answers. I loved that there were two ability levels so it could work well for children just starting to learn maths but could grow with them over time too.
Lastly, Times Tables Heroes is a game for 2-4 players aged 6-9 and is actually two games in one. Times Tables Bingo gave the children the opportunity to answer times tables to then place a card over numbers on their grid, when they got three numbers in a row they won – but both LP and Little Man are happy playing on to try and fill their whole game board!
The other game in the set is the Hero City Board Game where you make your way around the board, answering times tables and using your super powers to save the city from disaster. The children loved the imaginative side of this and wanted to solve multiplications as quickly as they could to try and save the city at the same time. The game came with a really handy times tables checker that you could use outside of the game too.
These maths based games from Orchard Toys would make fantastic gifts for any child – whether they are just starting to learn maths or if they know adding, subtraction and multiplication but just need to practice.
First Times Tables has an RRP of £8.30, Mammoth Maths has an RRP of £12.95 and Times Tables Heroes has an RRP of £10.50 you can see the full Orchard Toys range over on their website.
85 thoughts on “Learning Maths with Orchard Toys”
Their Shopping List Game x
Our favourite orchard game in our home was shopping list can’t wait for my baby boy to get old enough for these hope he loves them as much as his sister did
I love many of their games but Shopping list is a favourite with my granddaughter
Hard to say, they are all so good. My son absolutely loves spooky steps.
Love them all! But current favourite is Comets and Rockets.
we love sleepy sloths
The Smelly Wellies Game.
the shopping list one
Mammoth Maths looks like great fun!
We all love shopping list!
Money match cafe
We like Pop to the Shops.
my daughter would like the times table one
We bought llamas in pyjamas for my niece, we had lots of fun playing it with her!
Shopping list is a favourite of ours in family
Shopping list one by far 🙂
We like the shopping list game, it’s the first game we got and it has been played with lots of times now.
Wheres’s my cupcake
Build a Bug xx
Has to be Sleepy Sloths, its all to do with sounds and its great fun for the little ones to play
My wee one loves the shopping list game
We already have the Bus game and I love playing it with my daughter.
The Catch and Count Game looks especially good but the entire range is fabulous.
The shopping list game is great fun
My children love Cheeky Monkeys which is great fun,
Shopping List Game
We have loads of Orchard Toys games but our favourite is probably the first one we ever got, Dotty Dinosaurs.x
My girls’ favourite is Incey Wincey Spider
Pop to the shop – we love them all
We like the Pop to the Shops Board Game
I think it has to be the one dog ten frogs game the children love playing it
We love Th eShopping List as one of our favourites
My kids all time favourite is their Shopping List game.
Our most recent one, Sleepy Sloths, is the current favourite.
The match and spell next steps game
Comets and rockets
Our grandchildren love Shopping List
The sleepy sloths are great
we love the maths games, we hae a few and they’re great for my daughter’s grasp on her maths xx
We love to play the shopping game!
My youngest son loves shopping list after playing it at his friends house recently
My daughter liked Dinosaur Lotto x
I love the shopping list!
We love the Three Little Pigs game!
Shopping List is my favourite Orchard Toys game.
My daughter has the knickerbocker glory game and we love it! Racing each other to finish our sundaes is so much fun!
I find it really hard to choose a favorite Orchard Toys product because they’re all so good, And we have many to choose from. I’ll go with Shopping List just because it was the first one my daughter got. She played it for years and still occasionally takes it out.
Timmy ache is one of our favourites me and my sister played it when we were growing up
LOVE Orchard Toys games! You can’t beat a good lotto game like Shopping List – even my 2yo plays it 🙂
The Smelly Wellies Game.
We love Orchard Toys, Pop To The Shops is an all-time favourite x
spooky steps is fun
We enjoyed the Build a Beetle as kids of most ages can take part.
We always play Shopping List with our grandchildren and they love it and so do we!
We love the Shopping List game.
T8mes tables heroes
Big fan of Orchard Toys games, Smelly Wellies is great fun!
The shopping List is favourite but I think they are all excellent
Shopping list Game
I am a huge fan of Orchard Toys and buy them for my granddaughter. The Mammoth Maths looks great fun.
My kids would love Mammoth Maths it looks so much fun!
The Bus Stop game has been enjoyed so much by our children.
The Bus Game is our favourite
my granddaughter loves Shopping list
What a Performance Board Game x
The Smelly Wellies Game
We have always loved playing little bus lotto, but we’re ready for older games now.
There’s a lot to choose from, I’d have to say ‘Shopping List’. My two sons really enjoy it.
The times table.
Shopping List A Firm Orchard Game Family Favourite
The three little pigs game is our favourite
My kids favourite is the shopping list games. We play that one all the time.
We love the shopping game
The Mammoth Maths
We love them all but I think our favourite is the shopping list game
It has to be the classic Shoppig List game! We love it!
Shopping List <3
Shopping list one x
My granddaughter has several Orchard toys games. We love Giraffes in Scarves and Shopping List.
my daughter loves shopping list and pigs in pants
I love the bug bingo game. My daughter loves the shopping list one!
Love the Shopping List Game