As a toddler grows, it’s amazing to see the developmental stages that they pass through, and so fun to watch them grow into varied kinds of activities as well. Violet is just beginning to appreciate games, and its really great to be able to enjoy a game with her, to see her process (and follow!) rules, exercise turn taking, tolerate disappointment, practice fine motor skills, and expand her knowledge in all kinds of ways.
Eeboo’s Green Market Spinner Game is perfect for the preschool set in so many ways. The rules are simple: each player has a game board (a “farmstand”), which contains a puzzle like section for each of 7 different categories: dairy, eggs, baked goods, fruit, vegetables, flowers, and the farmer. The spinner has the same categories, and there are 4 different puzzle pieces for each category, each with a different selection (i.e. cookies, pie, cake, and cupcakes for “baked goods”). Each player takes a turn spinning the spinner, and depending on where the arrow lands, you choose a selection from that category and add it to your board/farm stand. If you land on a category that is already filled on your board, you lose your turn. The first person to fill their entire board/farm stand wins.
This game is a great way to expand children’s vocabulary, introduce them to the idea of agriculture and food production, and explore concepts related to business/entrepreneurism/buying & selling. It is also, of course, directly related to and supportive of the endless possibilities around imaginative play that children can explore through the DIY Farmer’s Market (don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post!)
And, true to Eeboo’s reputation, the illustrations in this game are so very cute, and the pieces are sturdy, and will certainly stand the test of time. The design of the game boards is intuitive, with holes in the back to easily punch out the game pieces (Violet quickly figured this out and loves to poke each piece out, again and again). I also like that the farmers are represented with diversity (all kinds of animals), with both female and male farmers. We have loved all of the Eeboo games and puzzles we’ve reviewed, but this one was a fast favorite. Way to go, Eeboo!
If you’d like to take this game home, along with a fantastic bundle of other prizes, enter the giveaway below, and find the original giveaway post here.
*I was provided with a copy of the Green Market Spinner Game in exchange for a review. All opinions in this post are my own.*
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