Monday, 29 July 2013

Shelby's snack shack game review

A little while ago we were sent a lovely game called Shelby's Snack Shack from Learning Resources. In fact we have been having so much fun playing it, I almost forgot to post my review, almost!

                                        Shelby's Snack Shack Game - Develop Motor Skills- From £23.94

Basically the aim of the game is to help Shelby find her bones which are 'buried' over the beach. Its great for helping to develop fine motor skills and early numeracy. The spinners tell you how many bones to find and then the bones are collected using the dog-shaped tweezers to pick them up. Of course there are ways to stop you getting bones, or to take them from other players. This makes the game more interesting, but it also helps children to learn that you can not always win. Which I think we seemed to of lost focus with over recent years (I mean how can you have a sports day where everyone is a winner?!)

Chester is 4 and this game is perfect for him, it is short enough to keep him interested, but at the same time long enough for him to get thoroughly engrossed in the game! He really enjoyed picking up the bones with the dog tweezers and he loved spinning the spinners and recognising the numbers!

What I love about this game is that it is very portable. Most of the game is played in the base of the box, so it is easy to transport and play somewhere else, say on holiday or on a picnic during the summer holidays. We actually took it with us to a recent hotel stay and it was the perfect wind down before bed for the children.

Shelby's Snack Shack has an RRP of £23.94 and is available here . It is a great game, I would say I would be happy to pay £20 for it. For us, we have had hours of entertainment out of it, and it is still being played once or twice a week! 

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