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The Wonder Forge Dr Seuss Super Stretchy ABCs
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- Reinforces early reading skills
- Active play - promotes physical activity
- Beginner word building
- Gets kids twisting, turning and stretching
- Includes colorful oversized super stretchy game mat
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In this social, active game, Dr. Seuss comes to life in a whole new way! Whirl the Thing One and Thing Two tornado to deal out letter-to-body-part challenges. Then get ready to twist, turn, and s-t-r-e-t-c-h on your belly and back! Can you touch your hand to the E … while putting your foot on the K … and also place your ear on the Q? Perfect for playdates, parties, sleepovers, and rainy days, this game offers lots of active play plus great preschool learning fun with letter name and sound recognition, and great confidence-building opportunities with every turn.
How to play, snapshot!
Set out the alphabet mat and give each player a toy box. Gather the coins, mix them up and stack them into the tornado tube. Draw one Secret Letter card and place it face down on the tornado board. On your turn, stand on the Alphabet Mat. The Callers will rotate the Tornado Tube in a circle which will drop coins into five holes in the Tornado Board. Now it’s up to you to complete as many call outs as possible—you’ll earn a coin for each one! Collect as many letter coins as you can. If you have the coin with the Secret Letter on it at the end of the game, you win!
Wonder Forge has won over 120 prestigious awards by creating good-for-you games that encourage teamwork, healthy competition, and get-up-and-go active play! Dr. Seuss Super Stretchy ABCs Game is a winner of the 2009 Creative Child Game of the Year Award, 2009 Oppenheim Platinum Award, 2009 The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, 2010 Canadian Toy Test Council 3 Stars, 2009 Parents’ Choice Gold Award, and 2010 Oppenheim Best Toys for Kids with ADHD.
What's In The Box?
1 Alphabet Mat, 1 Tornado Board, 36 Coins, 26 Secret Letter Cards, 4 Toy Boxes, and 1 Rules Manual. This game is intended for 2 to 4 players, ages 3 and up!
Twist and turn!
Top Customer Reviews
Taking turns - It is still engaging while you are waiting for your turn. One player can operate the board and call out the letters and pictures, while the other plays trying to find the various letters on the mat.
Social interaction - we cheer each other on, and interact to help each other find and reach for the right letter or picture.
Letter recognition - to play you look at the letters that come up on the chips on the board, then find those same letters or pictures on the mat. You place the corresponding body part (ear, hand, foot) on the letter on the mat. It's a silly game, which captivates easily distracted young ones, and "tricks" them into learning.
This game earns it's critic acclaims (It has won the Oppenheim Platinum Toy Award). I keep thinking at some point my kids will outgrow this, but they love it still. We love it so much we have purchased one for my son's kindergarten classroom.
Don't pass this game up. I cannot say enough good about it. The only incredibly small issue I have is the little "collection boxes" that you use to hold your chips are a bit flimsy cardboard, but nothing a bit of tape cannot fix if needed. Also, it's good to get 3-4 ziploc bags to contain all the pieces in an organized fashion.
As far as game play goes, my kids really enjoyed it. What works well, is that unlike twister, each player takes a turn on his/her own. This allowed us to have a bit different rules for my younger child than my older. Per the suggestion of a previous reviewer, we had my 2.5 year old son, who is still learning to read his alphabet, just find the letter, and touch it with the proper body part, instead of trying to touch all of the letters at once. This is really helping him identify his letters. However, after watching his older sister try to touch them all at once, he tried to do it that way, too. So maybe next time we'll try to have him play that way. I also tried to play with them... it just reminded me how inflexible I am :). It is really silly trying to watch everyone try to touch everything at once.
I also liked how the chips come out displaying either the letter, or a picture. This was great because it allowed for my 5 year old to think about her reading skills when determining the starting letter of the words. For my 2.5 year old, I would just flip the chips over to display the letters.
I also liked that it's easy to make your own "house rules" for this game. Play it the way that makes the most sense for your family.
Another thing I liked is that the winner of the game is random, and not based no the number of chips received.Read more ›
The tornado motiv is fun, but the footprints that signal the end of the game seem superfluous to me.
All things considered, a fun and educational game. But I think that the creators tried too hard to distinguish it from Twister (which was simpler).
As far as difficulty, it is as difficult as you want it to be. Our daughter has been doing physical therapy to catch up to her classmates and that is why this toy intrigued us. It is very good in that way as she has to work on core strength and balance to get to all of the letters. But nothing in the game says that you have to get them all each time.
I wonder how much educational value it has though. The player must identify what letter they need to be standing on, but for our daughter this was a minimal task.
In conclusion, one month out from getting the game and our daughter still enjoys playing it. Great team building as you can cheer each other on. It is a durable product, but it does have a lot of parts (mainly the letter disks and feet) that could get lost (oh yeah forgot about the cards.) It would still be a strong recommend in my book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this game. It helps your child learn the alphabet and stretch!Published 9 days ago by T. Leonard
The kids LOVE this game. Great for age span 4 year old to 7 year old. Everyone cracks up every game. The kids could play all night.Published 7 months ago by MK
This is great. My grandkids are 4&7 and they love it. Easy enough for pre-school age but still fun for elementary school age. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Lynnette Rynearson
The game itself is great! We own the game and our daughter loved it so much we were buying another one for a family friend. The seller of this item however, is not great. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Gift Card Recipient