Make-Your-Own GamesFall 2004 Toys
Ages: 5 & Up
Manufacturer: Made By Hands, Inc.
Review:Somehow we as parents have forgotten that toys don't have to beep, talk to us or do all the work. This inventive, uncomplicated and imaginative kit includes simple, durable elements: a game board with two blank sides, a blank spinner, a blank deck of cards, pop out shapes, three blank dice of different sizes and a glue stick - enough pieces and supplies to create two games; it even has a carrying case. Testers spent time plotting and planning, thinking about what makes a game fun, laying it all out and then putting it all together. After spending two days creating the games, we all got to play. Players created their own rules sheet; tweaking and perfecting the rules as game play progressed. A thought provoking and innovative way to play and learn.
Susan Sullivan ©2004 Parents' Choice
Susan Sullivan is a mother of two boys ages 7 and 8. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a Master's degree in Reading Consultation. She currently teaches and develops curriculum for museums and schools.
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