With 24 pairs to match, all playful puppies on this concentration style game. With cute illustrations by Dan Yaccarino, it’s easy to think you have a match since some of the puppies are close, but not alike. It’s not as simplistic as some matching games, which can be a good thing. Kids need to sharpen their visual skills with these pictorial pairs before they begin seeing the difference between words that look almost the same as in...bed vs bud or bid. Introduce halfs the sets or less, giving children a chance to get the idea of how the game is played. Don’t be surprised if they out play you very soon. Marked for 3 and up, but this is a better bet for older 4s and early school age kids.
Ages: Older Preschoolers, Early School
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award 2019