Wise Alec Junior by Griddly Games
Wise Alec Junior is an educational game that is actually fun to play with your children. This game is recommended ages 4+ and is perfect for little ones who are learning to read and count. It comes in a slim travel size box with 4 separate games that combine memory, matching, charades, counting, and storytelling. My aspie son loves all things numbers so I thought this would be a great game for him. I received this product free complimentary from Tomoson in exchange for my honest review. To learn more about how you can get things like this free too, please click here to learn more about Tomoson.com.
We started with the counting game. What you have to do is lay out all the yellow number cards on the table and then flip a card over that shows a picture of animals. Then you all have to slap your hands down the number card that corresponds to the number of animals shown on the card and whoever grabs it first wins. Well, my kid does not handle competition (read: losing) well so we made up our own rules that wont encourage a melt-down. We just put the numbers on the table and he flips over an animal card and I have to find the number that goes with it. Then we take turns. He also makes up his own games with the cards and I love that it encourages him to use his imagination.
We also enjoy the purple action cards. The cards have an action on it such as sleep or spin around and you have to perform that action. Because I’m old and lazy, I make sure my kid gets all the physical ones like hop on one leg or crawl. He loves to do that kind of stuff anyway.
He hasn’t been interested in trying the memory game yet, but I’m working on it. But we both enjoy playing this game and I’m just happy it isn’t a toy that requires building anything. Ugh! I also like that it’s pretty easy to clean up. Just gather the cards up and put them back in the slots in the box. I love that it’s educational and it allows us to spend some enjoyable quality time together. You can watch our video below to see us in action!
Do you think this would be a fun game for your children? Which of the 4 games do you think you and your child would enjoy most? Do you have any other game recommendations that your young children enjoy to play? I would love to hear your suggestions.
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