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Recently we were sent a couple of items to review from University games. One was the game 5 second rule Jr. and the other was a Paddington bear colour on. We received them just in time for half term so the timing couldn’t have been better. We love board games in this house and colouring is always a great way to entertain the girls. I’m going to start by reviewing the board game.
Board games are great for children as they can help them learn to concentrate for longer periods, teach them about turn taking, help with math skills such as counting, teach them about winning and losing, team working and problem-solving.
5 second rule Junior
This is a really fun board game for children 6 years and up. My eldest is just short of 5 years old so we thought she would be too young for this game. However, with a little adaption, she has still enjoyed this fun little game. Let’s start by finding out a bit more about the game.
What’s in the box?
- 200 double-sided question cards (400 questions)
- 6 coloured playing counters
- 5 second timer
- game board
How to play
The aim of the game is to be the first player to reach the finish on the game board. To move around the board players take it in turns to answer questions in just 5 seconds. Up to 6 people can play at once or split into teams and play that way. Teams is a particularly good idea when younger children are playing.
Name 3 reasons to go to a hospital
Name 3 minions
Name 3 ways to stop a baby crying
Name 3 sandwich fillings
Name 3 things that make you sad
As you can see there are a wide variety of topics covered and plenty of ones that children and adults can answer.
We loved this game. To make it a little easier for our 4 year old we reduced hers to “name 1”. As the cards were double sided we silently read both sides before choosing the question that we thought she would be most likely to answer. Sometimes she was too distracted by watching the balls in the timer but generally if the topic was appropriate for her she could name one thing each time.
I loved that it is a fairly short game so it is a perfect game for younger children to start to learn patience and turn taking. It also encourages quick thinking. I can see us playing this game for many years to come.
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Paddington colour on
We love Paddington bear and colouring so this product is perfect for my eldest. It is a 3 meter roll which is a mixture of drawings for colouring in and other activities such as mazes and search and find pictures. My daughter loved colouring these pictures. She loves anything a bit different so she loved this. She’s very familiar with colouring in books but she loved the novelty of unwinding and winding the roll back up.
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