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Pockets Pizza Numbers Game by POCKETS OF LEARNING LLCName: Pockets Pizza Numbers Game
Age: 1-8
Price: $24.95
Category: Educational

What Is It?
This game for young children includes a soft, cloth box that opens to reveal four pieces of pizza joined by Velcro®. On the inside of the box top are five cloth toppings (pepperoni, mushroom, meatball, tomato and onion) tucked into pockets and a server holding four recipes (Majestic, Deluxe, Old Fashioned and Super Duper) that show the numbers and pictures of the ingredients that go with each. The toppings have Velcro backs for attachment to the pizza, and the box also closes with Velcro.

What We Thought

Pockets Pizza displays good, old-fashioned quality with hand-sewn appeal and a softness that makes it safe and playable for toddlers. The little server is cute, and the details of the presentation, such as the bright, embroidered names of the ingredients, make it attractive. Also, the opportunities to count, match and learn fractions make it a nice educational tool. Overall, the game might benefit from different or brighter colors, as the box and some of the other shades seem a bit dull. I would also recommend two more toppings, in order to fill all the open spots on the pizza. This game made me hungry!

Why They’ll Want It

Children will want to eat this game up as they act like little chefs, placing pepperoni or mushrooms onto their masterpiece. The machine-washable toy is a great take-along and would be easy to pack due to its soft, compressible nature. Especially with parents’ help, kids could really reinforce their early math skills and have fun while they’re at it. — Julie L. Jones, 2/7/08

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