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Fun but lacking educational value
on January 8, 2012
Cranium Playground requires children to perform 4 different activities to move along the game board:
-Draw an image (from the hopscotch images),
-Dance (copy the four images provided by rolling the green caterpillar),
-Form a letter of the alphabet with their body,
-Roll dice to match the numbered dice with it's corresponding pictures (ie number 2 would match with the image of 2 kites, 2 balls etc)
All 4 activities need to be completed during the allowed time.
It's a quick and easy game to play, it doesn't require my intervention or assistance.
It's easy to clean up because the board game is built into the box, so just throw the little pieces in and put on the lid.
The not so good:
There's almost no educational value. They have to draw, think a little bit about forming a letter and matching the number dice with the correct number of pictures.
There's no strategy to this game. Winning/completing is mostly luck and ability to work within the timer which has been easy for my kids to accomplish.
My two kids, aged 4 and 6 have fun playing this game but I don't know how long their interest will hold for this game.