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Sunny Day Pond

Sunny Day Pond

Fall 2014 Games
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: Peaceable Kingdom
Price: $15.99

Sunny Day Pond is a delightful age-appropriate puzzle game for preschoolers. The brightly colored instructions are simple, clear, and printed right on the box lid, making them nearly impossible to lose. Featuring cooperative play, two-four children (and adults!) work as a team taking turns spinning a color coded spinner as they race to complete three four-piece animal puzzles before the rain comes. Spin a rainbow and choose whichever puzzle piece is needed. Land on a raindrop and place a drop under the cloud. Play ends when either all three animal puzzles are complete or all six raindrops are collected. Along the way, as puzzles are completed, players are asked to swim like fish, hop and ribbit like frogs, and quack and waddle like ducks, leading to fun-filled chaos. Additionally, this well-priced game addresses color matching, fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and visual-spatial awareness.

Andrea Sheehan   ©2014 Parents' Choice
Andrea Sheehan is a former teacher and Mom to four, currently working to successfully blend games, teaching, and technology with her startup, Outthink Inc.

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