Our family enjoys playing board games. It’s not often that we find games that the younger two children can play with us (that we enjoy).
We were sent Mega Bloks Domino Build to try with Emma and Ethan.
Ethan is 2 1/2 and this game was a little on the hard side for him. I had to pretty much guide him at every step to play. He could match the animals but didn’t grasp the concept of the dominos…so I am agreeing on the ages 3-6.
You match the animals on the cards in a domino style game. When you get a match, you get one of your building blocks. Stack them correctly to build your animal and you’ve won!
Emma (age 4) had more fun with the game and understood the concept a little more than Ethan. Both of them enjoyed building their block animal and spending time playing with Mommy (and taking Mommy’s blocks to add to their own).
The concept works well. Children perceive shapes and colors through observation, touch and taking objects into their hands. Domino Build offers a variety of solid colors and basic shapes imperative to teaching kids the distinctions among shapes and colors.
This game also helps children with their fine motor skills. Practice makes perfect… this game requires patience, practice and sometimes determination. The tangible nature of playing and manipulating the game pieces gives kids the opportunity to develop muscle movement and hand-to-eye coordination.
You can purchase Mega Bloks Domino Build for $10.99 at Amazon.com, Fred Myers, Toys R Us Canada and Wal-Mart Canada
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