11/21/12

Healthy Helpings Pocket Chart - Review

Have you ever said, "Don't play with your food!" to your kids? Now there's a way to let them play with it! The Healthy Helpings Pocket Chart is from Learning Resources and it's a great way to encourage children to learn more about the foods they eat (or should be eating).
Based on the guidelines of ChooseMyPlate.gov, this great learning tool helps children recognize not just the foods they eat, but the food groups those foods belong in. The plate diagram on the pocket chart helps children and families visualize healthy food portions too.
There are 90 real-life photo cards included with the chart and the cards have the name of the food printed on the picture side. On the back side is the name of the food group that food belongs in, so children can make a guess and self-check their answers. The food groups are marked by color and the food groups on the back of the card match, so reading is not required.
The Healthy Helpings Pocket Chart comes with an activity guide for parents and teachers. My preschoolers thought it was so much fun to put the cards in the pockets on the chart. Made of heavy-weight vinyl and stitched-on pockets, the chart is durable and will hold up to many little hands. The cards are made of a glossy heavy-weight card stock. The top of the pocket chart has metal grommets so you can easily hang it up.
This kind of a learning toy can be used for all ages of children, from preschoolers through elementary. Children can work alone or in groups to build a healthy plate for all three meals, find foods beginning with a specific letter or food group, or use the cards and pocket chart to build a food theme over several weeks. Open-ended educational materials can be used in many ways. Get the Healthy Helpings Pocket Chart at www.learningresources.com and be sure to enter below to win it! You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and YouTube.
Disclosure: I received this product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
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