Kids can often say their numbers by rote, but giving meaning to number values and seeing the relationship between the word and one for one value takes time and repeated experiences. Counting out cookies so everyone at the table to have one, or counting how many spoons are needed for everyone’s ice cream are the way to make concrete and meaningful connections. Games like Puppy Fuffle also give beginners practice with simple counting. Kids take turns hitting the spinner and get to move their puppy playing piece that many spaces on the game board. If they land on a treat they get to take it. When all the treats on the board have been taken the player with the most treats wins—a little life lesson. Marked 3+ but we think this will go better for fours and fives.
Ages: Older Preschoolers, Younger Early School
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award 2019