Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

"PEG"GY Back Game

Fall 2005 Games
Ages: 3 - 6 yrs.
Manufacturer: Lauri Toys
Price: $14.99
This delightful first game for children has a path of colored squares (as in Candyland, but without the junk food theme). The game board is flexible foam, the playing pieces are 2 1/2 inch pegs, and the rules are simple. Toss the large crepe rubber die and move your peg to the next matching color square on the pegboard path. If another player is already on that square, stack your peg on top of his, and get "piggybacked" forward on his or her next turn. Players effortlessly learn to recognize colors, follow rules, and deal with minor setbacks. Moving and stacking pegs also helps improve small motor skills. The reverse side of the pegboard is blank, so a child can use a long shoelace to weave patterns through the holes.
Ruth B. Roufberg   ©2005 Parents' Choice

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