An update of the classic concentration game played by turning two cards at a time to find matched pairs. This kind of game gives memory a workout and you will soon discover that children are often better at this game than the adults. Monika Forsberg’s charming illustrations feature animals, familiar objects, and treats. It's the kind of game that builds not just memory, but vocabulary as players name the images they match.
SNAP: Start using fewer cards as you introduce the game. Introduce the cards, by looking at them together and naming the images. Aside from the usual game of matching, these cards are excellent for sorting by attributes. Play a game of Spot It! Put a number of cards out with the images showing. Who can spot something to eat on the pictures. How many things to eat are there? Make a long line of those things. Now do the same with the animals. Find other ways to sort the images. For example, animas on four feet or animals on two. Many children will enjoy playing with the cards on their own, as well, making up matching pairs.
Ages: Preschoolers, Early School
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award 2017