on 5 September 2013
I bought this game for my son's 3rd birthday, he can count in order but doesn't recognise numbers by sight yet so I thought this would be a great game for him.
I've bought orchard toys games before so I know that they are of excellent quality and this game is no exception. The card that this game is made from is thick and the printing is of high quality so they will withstand repeated use and are very unlikely to bend or break unless seriously mistreated. All the pieces of a good size.
Each numbered piece of the caterpillar has a colour which matches the colour of the feet on the caterpillar, so even without knowing the order a child can put the piece in the right place. The piece also has spots around the outside corresponding to the number on the card so if the player doesn't know what the number is they can count the spots to work it out, which I think is a great feature.
We have played this game twice now and from knowing no numbers by sight he can now recognise a number 3. Overall I think this a great game, well worth buying for children as a fun way to learn to count and recognise numbers. The simplicity and good design of this game make it ideal for some fun learning about numbers. I would definitely recommend it!
This is a good game for little ones who are learning numbers. It helps the child to learn numbers one through to ten, and incorporates the use of colours also. My (only just) three year old really enjoys it, and started using it when she was about 2 1/2. Like lots of toddlers she could count out loud, but needed to learn recognition on paper. This game has helped her no end with this in a fun way.
Another great game from Orchard Toys.
on 9 November 2014
Very educational, bright and colourful, easy to use, great for 3 years and up, good learning game my son who is three and I love it.