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Very visually appealing, these huge kernels are as great for playing pretend as they are for counting into the numbered bowls.
<p><strong>Toy Description</strong></p> <p>The Count &lsquo;em Up popcorn set from Learning Resources comes with fifteen large, realistic looking popped popcorn kernels and five popcorn bowls. Each bowl has a number- either one, two, three, four or five, and that&rsquo;s how many kernels can fit inside that bowl. Kids can match the number of popcorn kernels to the number on each bowl and work on recognizing numbers.</p> <p><strong>Play</strong></p> <p>Number skills and counting practice is the goal with this toy, though many kids are fascinated with the large pieces of popcorn, and end up just playing pretend with them.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Observations</strong></p> <p>The Count &lsquo;em Up popcorn kernels are big, making them easy for young kids to play with. Since they are made of hard plastic, they can be rinsed off with water and cleaned easily if they get dirty. They are also said to be very durable. Adults can step on them without leaving dents or smashing them. Feet will likely feel more affected by the encounter than the toy will.&nbsp;</p> <p>As with other toys made by Learning Resources, these really are quite amazing to behold. The colors are vibrant, the toys themselves have a very solid feel, and they don&#39;t look cheap or flimsy in the least.&nbsp;</p> <p>Some reviewers complained that there was nothing to store the toy in. The popcorn kernels can be stored in the popcorn buckets that are included. The buckets are all different sizes and can hold from one to five kernels. There are fifteen total popcorn kernels, so they can be stored by putting the correct number in the corresponding bucket.</p> <p><strong>Care</strong></p> <ul> <li>If the popcorn gets dirty, they can be rinsed off in the sink or wiped down with a wet cloth</li> <li>For storage, the popcorn pieces can be kept inside the bowls<br /> &nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><strong>Parts and Pieces</strong></p> <p>The set comes with fifteen, hard plastic popped popcorn kernels and five popcorn bowls to put the kernels in, also made of plastic.</p> <p><strong>Concerns</strong></p> <p>Some users had concerns that nothing was included with the popcorn set to store it in. We recommend for easy storage that you keep the popcorn kernels in the bowls, or keep the popcorn kernels in a plastic bag and stack up the bowls.</p>
Smart Snacks Count 'em Up Popcorn
Date published: 2016-08-16
8.00 / 10 stars

Smart Snacks Count 'em Up Popcorn

by Learning Resources
current stage2016-08-16

A set of fifteen pieces of popcorn and five bowls. The bowls are labeled 1 through 5, with the number displayed showing how many kernels can fit into that bowl. Children can practice counting and number recognition by counting out the correct number of kernels to go in the corresponding bowl. No batteries are required. Recommended for ages two to five. 

  • Smart Snacks Count 'em Up Popcorn
  • Smart Snacks Count 'em Up Popcorn
Smart Snacks Count 'em Up Popcorn
Overall8.00
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Replay
  • 7.00
 
This measures the quality of the materials and production processes used.
Quality
  • 9.00
 
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Cognitive
  • 7.50
 
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Motor
  • 7.50
 

Product Specs

Age 2-5 years
Made in China
Recalls No
Batteries No Batteries Required
Materials Plastic
Choking Hazard Not if used appropriately
Date Reviewed 08/16/2016

Where to Buy

Amazon $11.99
Pros
  • Huge pieces are easier for kids to handle
  • Encourages practice with counting
  • Durable kernels won't squish or bend if stepped on
Cons
  • Only included storage are the five bowls
Detailed Review

Toy Description

The Count ‘em Up popcorn set from Learning Resources comes with fifteen large, realistic looking popped popcorn kernels and five popcorn bowls. Each bowl has a number- either one, two, three, four or five, and that’s how many kernels can fit inside that bowl. Kids can match the number of popcorn kernels to the number on each bowl and work on recognizing numbers.

Play

Number skills and counting practice is the goal with this toy, though many kids are fascinated with the large pieces of popcorn, and end up just playing pretend with them. 

Observations

The Count ‘em Up popcorn kernels are big, making them easy for young kids to play with. Since they are made of hard plastic, they can be rinsed off with water and cleaned easily if they get dirty. They are also said to be very durable. Adults can step on them without leaving dents or smashing them. Feet will likely feel more affected by the encounter than the toy will. 

As with other toys made by Learning Resources, these really are quite amazing to behold. The colors are vibrant, the toys themselves have a very solid feel, and they don't look cheap or flimsy in the least. 

Some reviewers complained that there was nothing to store the toy in. The popcorn kernels can be stored in the popcorn buckets that are included. The buckets are all different sizes and can hold from one to five kernels. There are fifteen total popcorn kernels, so they can be stored by putting the correct number in the corresponding bucket.

Care

  • If the popcorn gets dirty, they can be rinsed off in the sink or wiped down with a wet cloth
  • For storage, the popcorn pieces can be kept inside the bowls
     

Parts and Pieces

The set comes with fifteen, hard plastic popped popcorn kernels and five popcorn bowls to put the kernels in, also made of plastic.

Concerns

Some users had concerns that nothing was included with the popcorn set to store it in. We recommend for easy storage that you keep the popcorn kernels in the bowls, or keep the popcorn kernels in a plastic bag and stack up the bowls.

Manufacturer's Description

Playful way to build number sense and recognition, and practice counting sets. Includes 15 jumbo popcorn pieces to count into 5 different-size bowls (printed with numbers 1–5). Bowls nest to store—largest measures 2¼" x 4¾" in diameter. For ages 2 and up. Set includes 20 pieces.

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