Thursday, June 21, 2012

ThinkFun Roll and Play Game Giveaway

The teacher in me is constantly on the lookout for educational games that are appealing but also age appropriate for my 20 month old son.  Let's be honest -- when you look up "little boy" in the dictionary, my son's picture pops up.  That's why it's important for me to find games that will keep his attention yet withstand his wild and crazy attitude.
I came across the ThinkFun Roll and Play game on a playdate at a friend's house.  It was a HUGE hit with the kids, but also made learning things like colors, counting and animal sounds super fun.  The great thing about the Roll and Play is that it's geared towards children 18 months and older!


The game is real simple -- throw the soft, cozy dice and based on the color it lands on, you draw the card from the coordinating pile.  The cards vary in tasks - counting, emotions, body parts, colors, animals sounds or actions.  My son gets a huge kick out of throwing the dice and then throwing up his hand when I shout out the color.  The great thing about the Roll and Play game is that you can use all the cards or choose one or two tasks you want to work on at a time,  but still work on color recognition because of the colored dice.  You can differentiate based on the needs of your little one!

 Ready....Set....

 GO!

Right now, my son and I have been working on the animal sound, body parts and actions , like showing a mad face, as well as recognizing the colors on the dice.  He is really catching on to the animal sounds (especially the lion, as you can tell from the video) and has become a pro at blowing kisses to people. Such a charmer already!  

video


When we play,  he likes to make his own pile of the cards.  However, I made the mistake of letting him hold the entire deck, which caused him to wrinkle the cards up a bit.  I suggest that maybe an adult is the card holder for the first few games! 


The Roll and Play dice game is a perfect game for your toddlers, especially as they begin talking.  I highly suggest this game for play dates or play groups, because playing in a small group is not only fun, but it encourages the children to learn from each other and work on cooperation.  I love being able to spend time with my son playing the Roll and Play because we're both having fun and I know he's learning so much as we play!

Buy It:
To purchase your ThinkFun Roll and Play game, visit their website at www.thinkfun.com. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter!

Win It:
One (1) lucky reader will their own ThinkFun Roll and Play game.  This giveaway is run via Rafflecopter.  The more entries completed, you better your chances of winning!  Open to US residents only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway  
This product review was made possible by ThinkFun.  I was not compensated for this review other than a product sample. All opinions are 100% mine.

7 comments:

My favorite learning game is trying to put the right shaped blocks in holes.

Right now it's our ABC's.. Over and over and over :)

Currently building towers of blocks and knocking them down!

I have a bit before I can use this game, but it looks awesome : )

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A smart teacher would adopt play way method of teaching the fundamentals of maths to the children, and he would encourage them to play online games that would help improving their skills of making calculations.

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