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Disney Junior Super Stretchy Game

Disney Junior Super Stretchy Game

Fall 2014 Games
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: Wonder Forge Inc.
Price: $16.99
Review:

Designed for pre-readers, this child friendly take on Twister is fun for stretching young minds and bodies to touch as many shapes, colors and Disney Junior characters as possible in one turn.

Place the vinyl play mat/game board on the floor; carpeted is best. Put the card holder on the floor near the mat. Shuffle the cards, stack them, and put them face down alongside the card holder. One player, the "stretcher" stands on the mat. The caller takes five cards from the stack, turns them over and places them on the "card holder." Using Mickey's hand, foot, elbow, knee and head as a guide, callers tell the stretcher where to put different body parts. The stretcher earns cards by correctly matching and touching the mat. Put a hand on Figaro and a knee on a star; an elbow on purple and your head on Stuffy.

Our parent testers commented that the game reinforces matching not just the name of Disney characters but also shapes (not just squares, triangles and circles but also ovals, stars and hexagons) and colors. The repeated play helps keep the colors and shapes fresh and the simplicity of the directions keeps frustration away. Young players giggled as they tried to figure out how to put their head on Minnie Mouse behind them when they already had their hands and feet in front of them! Once the kids got a handle on the game, we added more complicated directions such as right hand, left foot, etc.

Ines Horlacher   ©2014 Parents' Choice
Ines holds a Bachelor's degree in secondary Spanish education, a Master's Degree in secondary teaching and is currently pursuing an Administrator's endorsement on her teaching certificate. Married and mother of a five year old girl and a three year old boy, if Ines is not cooking, she's consumed by glue, glitter, and cotton ball crafts.

Look for this product at:
Wonder Forge Inc.
http://www.wonderforge.com/

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