** 2013 Holiday Gift Guide Feature **
Lakeshore has been selling quality educational toys since 1954 and is a brand that parents and teachers turn to when they want the very best for their children. When our daughter was a little girl, Lakeshore is one company that I always turned to when it came to purchasing toys because it was a brand that I knew and trusted. Now that I am a grandmother to a 4 year old, I still look to Lakeshore for high-quality educational toys and games.
The company sent us the Pop & Learn Letters & Numbers Game to review for all of you. This educational game is for children ages 4 and up and is actually two games in one.
The game includes a storage box and inside you will find the 2-sided game board, 40 plastic gem pieces, 4 pawns and the popper which contains the die. If you use the one side of the board you can play the counting game and if you use the other side of the game board you can play the alphabet game.
Before you begin you will choose which game you want to play. In our case we selected the counting game first. We then spent a few minutes explaining to Princess the object of the game. For example: When a pawn lands on a “collect a gem” space the player gets to take a gem from any corner. When a pawn lands on “jump ahead” the player moves his/her pawn to the space indicated by the arrow. When a pawn lands on “take a gem” the player can take a gem from any player.
Players pop the popper & move their pawns a corresponding number of spaces. Whatever space you land on will depend on the action that the player takes. Players collect and lose gems as they move around the board and land on the special spaces. The game ends when the last gem is collected and the player with the most gems wins the game!
The “play” is very similar when you play the Alphabet version of the game and both versions are really easy for a 4 1/2 year old to understand. Overall, each game took us about 25 minutes to play and we have 4 players. So, I love that it’s not a game that takes hours upon hours to play as Princess would get bored with a long game in a hurry.
What I love about this game? A lot! This game is teaching the Princess her numbers, counting, her letters, colors and its teaching her how to have good sportsmanship and to share/take turns. All of these things are valuable to teach to a young preschooler. Our family gives this game a HUGE 2-thumbs up and since receiving it for our review…we have played it over a dozen times! It’s fun, educational and very entertaining!
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