Please tell me you guys grew up with this game. I would literally jump up from my chair every time it popped and I LOVED it; made me want more. As an adult, I got more serious and understood how perfection this game really is. First of all, I love that you can start playing right when you open the box- no need to put anything together, read instructions or put in batteries (so sad that this gets me excited nowadays).
Second and most important of all, this works on 2 amazing foundational skills needed for writing and other refined fine motor tasks. 1. Visual perception- is giving meaning to what you see. So in this case it would be recognizing where each piece should go. 2. Visual motor- is the actual communication between the eyes and hands. So in this case it would be manipulating the pieces so it fits in the slot. Sometimes kids can have great visual perceptual skills and know exactly where the pieces need to go, but have a hard time controlling their motor skills to get it in there! That was Nora when playing the mini version. She knew exactly where the animals needed to go and just kept banging it and needed help making slight adjustments to get it in. 🤣.
As for the pop? We do it AFTER the kids complete the the pieces as a little treat 🍭. And once I know they are fast enough we can add the timer as an added challenge. But honestly... how cute is the mini version?
Ages: 18-24 months, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years