I have waxed poetic about our love of board games and Family Game night in the past. More often than not you will find my kids bring ing board games out on the weekends or even mid-week to spend time together learning how to win, how to lose and having a great time together. Board games are a great way to keep a group of kids busy during supper prep or a fabulous way to spend a rainy afternoon. One thing I realized when Hasbro contacted me about reviewing games for preschoolers is that we were seriously lacking games geared towards my 4-year-old. Thanks to Hasbro, our problem is now solved and we have a great selection of games for our preschooler.
When the box full of new games from Hasbro came for us to review, Hungry Hippos was the first game the kids wanted to bring out. It’s the perfect way introduction to playing games for a preschooler. The rules are easy, it’s fast, fun and high energy. Just make sure you are prepared for the shouts of glee as each marble gets munched by a Hippo and the daily question “Can we play Hungry Hippos?”.
We were also sent Memory Match, Candy Land and Chutes and Ladders to check out. My daughter absolutely loves Memory Match and has proven that she can out match even her mama! Chutes and Ladders is a favourite from when I was a kid and it’s the perfect game for kids of all ages. While playing practice counting and your numbers as you move your character up the board. Candy Land was a new game for me, but one my kids informed me was “Super fun!”, they were right. In fact all the games were enjoyed by everyone, even the 10-year-old, although you may never hear her admit it.
Why not start a tradition with your preschooler and plan a weekly, or even daily, family game night. It’s a great way to connect and spend time with your little one and teach them valuable lessons too.
Which game was your favourite as a kid?
*Disclosure I was provided with samples to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.