11/4/12

Peaceable Kingdom Cooperative Board Games - Review

The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio has become a benchmark of excellence with consumers, toy makers and the media. Stephanie Oppenheim is a regular contributor to NBC's TODAY Show. Each year they sniff out the very best from a crowded field of brand new toys. Peaceable Kingdom wowed them with every one of their five 2012 games for children ages 3 and older.
Oppenheim was impressed with Peaceable Kingdom's offering of colorful cooperative games, a buzzword among early educators for sharing and working together instead of competing against another.
This year's Oppenheim Platinum Best Toy Award went to Seeds For The Birds ($15.99, for ages 3 and up) and Race To The Treasure ($15.99, for ages 5 and up). These two games are green, made of post-consumer recycled cardboard and printed with soy-based inks.
Affordable, educational toys that help children work together to achieve a goal make wonderful Christmas gifts. My kids loved playing Race to the Treasure together!
Oppenheim Gold Best Toy Awards went to three adorable cooperative games: Willy's Wiggly Web, Snug as a Bug In a Rug and Feed The Woozle (all three are $19.99 for ages 3 and up with leveled play and skill development for three ages groups).
Snug as a Bug in a Rug is an adorable game that teaches color matching, shape matching and numbers. There are additional levels that add new challenges so the game can grow with your child and children of different ages can play together.
The game board and little bugs are so cute that my kids have even created their own pretend play with just the game pieces. The built-in spinner is a favorite part of the game board. None of the games require reading.
As a preschool teacher, I love games where working together is the main point of a board game. Too often children leave games frustrated and mad because they've lost, but with Peaceable Kingdom games they learn that cooperating is the best way to win.
Learn more about Peaceable Kingdom products at http://www.peaceablekingdom.com/ and see for yourself why they consistently earn awards. You can follow them on Facebook too!
Disclosure: I received these products at no charge in exchange for my honest review.

3 comments:

  1. Jeanette Mays11/4/12, 12:54 PM

    Those games sound cute, and fun. I have been looking for a new game for my 3 year old so I will have to look into these.

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