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Eduk8 Perfect Balance Sturdy Birdy Game
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- Strength, balance, counting and determination all come into play in this quality game
- Work your way through all 12 different poses
- Roll the dice to determine how long you must hold the pose whist balancing a bean bag on your body at the same time
- Face extra challenges along the way
- For 2 to 4 players of 5+ age
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Eduk8's Sturdy Birdy - the game of perfect balance, strength, counting and determination all come into play in this quality game. Work your way through all 12 different poses. Roll the dice to determine how long you must hold the pose whist balancing a bean bag on your body at the same time. Face extra challenges along the way. For 2 to 4 players of 5+ age. Game contains: 12 sturdy birdy pose cards, 2 jumbo foam dice, 4 bean bags.
12 x Sturdy Birdy Pose Cards
2 x Jumbo Foam Dice
4 x Bean Bags
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The bean bags are made of heavy duty fabric and are of very high quality. They are small, probably about 2" x 2". My guess is that they are small enough to help younger kids balance them on their head, hands, feet or shoulders. Maybe a larger bag would flop over or be harder to balance? If this is really a problem, you can always swap these bags out for something bigger. I played with my 6 and 10 year old who weren't bothered by the size.
The dice, at first glance, seemed a little weird looking. They're larger, over sized foam dice with pictures glued on them. At first I thought they looked kind of cheap, but after playing with them I realized they were perfectly fine and worked well. My only thought was that since they were made of foam, if you have a kid who likes to pick at things, this could be an easy target, otherwise I had no complaints.
So what about the game itself? It made me think of a fun way to do yoga, actually. We lined all 12 pigeon cards in a row, then took turns rolling the dice to find out how long we needed to hold the pose and where we needed to balance our bean bag. There are two other options on the dice where you can choose where to put the bean bag but you either have to say, "tweet tweet, chirp chirp" while holding your pose or the other players try to distract you by pretending to wave butterflies in your face. That was my kids' favorite thing to roll. You can hold your pose for 3, 5, 7 or 10 seconds but there are options to double or triple the time to make the game harder. Surprisingly, some of the poses were harder than I thought they'd be. All in all, it was a lot of fun and got everyone up off their bums, which is always a good thing. I wasn't sure how my 10 year old would like the game (I thought she might think it was babyish), but since she's really into yoga, she really enjoyed it. Everyone was laughing and having a great time. The rules are fairly lose, so we let the kids try one pose as many times as they wanted in order to get it right. How can a parent say no to their kid asking to try harder or do better?
As for my son who I actually bought the game for, he was a little hesitant to give it a try since he knew it would be hard for him. But I think when he saw his twin brother and the rest of us having so much fun, he decided to give it a try. I had to help him a bit more to look at the pigeon card and see exactly what he needed to do to replicate the picture, but once he figured out the image, he enjoyed copying it. It was definitely a great game for him, but the plus was that his brother and sister also enjoyed it so it didn't make him feel as if he was having a physical therapy lesson, but instead was playing a fun family game.