You know what they say….play is the work of childhood and learning through play is so important; so no family home would be complete without some fun games to keep the littles entertained. Cue two games from University Games which are just the ticket when it comes to doing just that.
The first – Yeti In My Spaghetti (RRP: £19.99 available from Amazon). Yes, this might sound a ludicrous idea to us adults but when you’re a four going on five year old it’s pretty much the best idea ever and therefore endless amounts of fun.
The idea behind the game is a little crazy but hey…that’s how the kids like it! It essentially involves taking turns to carefully pull away squiggly spaghetti sticks from the bowl, being careful not to let the yeti that is sat balancing on top tumble into the bowl toppled into it.
Reminiscent of our family fave Jenga, this is a classic skills and action game which is great for developing fine motor skills among early years at a time when they’re all trying to hold that pencil correctly.
It also helps to teach self control and encourage young minds to slow down and think about the consequences of their actions….an ongoing theme at this age. Love how this games gets all intense once the yeti starts looking very precarious and a nail biter for both adults and kids alike – eek!
Next up we have Don’t Rock The Boat – a must for all pirate lovers (RRP £14.99, available at Amazon, Toys R Us and Argos).
I have to admit….this one is actually quite tricky! The most we were able to balance at one time after many attempts was eight. You have to be super careful because because if you rock the boat just that little bit too much then – boom! the penguins go overboard. This is therefore a great game for teaching perseverance as well as the need to slow down and think about what the best move might be.
Not only are both of these games oodles of fun but they are both a great way of teaching self control and the importance of slowing down and thinking about your next move to early years children (without us having to lecture them lol!). Why not read more about how educational toys benefit children here.
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