04 June, 2015

The Animal Game #Review

DISCLAIMER: I received this product free in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own.
     When The Big One was 14 months old, she knew how to talk, could point to pretty much every body part, and could do flashcards like no one's business.  It wasn't long after that she could tell you every shape's name.  I spent all my free time talking with her and teaching her.  Now that I have 5 kids, I just don't have free tome anymore.  Boog is 2 1/2 and doesn't know his colors yet, animal names, only just learned his sister's REAL names.  He's not at all slow to learn, I just never think to teach him.
     When I do get the urge to help my kids learn new things, I like the concept to be fun and simple.  With Baby Bee, we traced invisible letters with our fingers in the air.  With Streaker, we wrote the alphabet every Sunday in the church pamphlet while the pastor did his morning welcome.  I did different things with different kids, depending on what they liked.
     When I was introduced to the Animal Game by Christine Alexandria, I thought the idea behind it was a pretty cute one.  Farmer Johnson needs help finding his animals so that he can put them into the barn for the night.  He asks you to help find an animal based on a couple clues about the animal.  The clues are geared probably for a 3 year old, though the description on Amazon says ages 2-6.  I think most 6 year olds would be too old for this book.  However, my very newly 5 year old did enjoy this, even though it was a bit easy for her.
Baby Bee loves Piggies, so the first animal of the book captured her interest.
     Boog found some animals, and couldn't find others.  This book doesn't come in print that I can tell, but it is printable and can also be read at the computer, so we will go back to it often.  It only takes a few minutes to read, which I love because even on busy days I can help him learn.  Soon he will know his colors and animal names and even what sound they make.
     Boog and Baby Bee both liked the game quite well and Boog even threw a fit when I put the game away to work on some photo edits.  He fussed until I printed a page of the book out for him, which he loved.  I think this game book is kinda cute and definitely exciting for preschoolers.  You can find The Animal Game HERE.  Christine Alexandria also wrote the book A Trip Through Space, which you can find HERE.
     What fun learning games do you play with your kids?

Except for the product(s) given to me for the purpose of reviewing, I received no compensation for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.


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