Month: July 2011

Learning Resources | Smart Snacks® Counting Cookies™ Game {giveaway}

One US winner will get the chance to win Learning Resources | Smart Snacks® Counting Cookies™. Winner will be chosen on July 31st, 2011. If you missed my review, you can read it here.

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Learning Resources | Smart Snacks® Counting Cookies™ Game {review}

Board games are going to be huge in our household for the children since Daddy (and mommy too) are always playing all sorts of games whether board, pen and paper, or on a digital device such as the computer or gaming console. And with that being said, I’ll note that I’ve been nothing but happy about the games that I have in my home by Learning Resources.The games offered at Learning Resources are very impressive and available in a wide variety of ages and grades! You’ll find games that feature numbers, colors, letters, matching, trivia, math, language skills, and more! They even have a line of games on USB sticks that you can plug straight into your computer! How neat is that?

Smart Snacks® Counting Cookies™ Game is the latest educational board game that I choose to be added to our library.  My three year old daughter struggles a bit with numbers so I figured this game would make tackling that concept a little bit easier and it has not disappointed!

Thoughts by Daddy….

I played Counting Cookies with my 3yo daughter Melody and we both had a good time. While she is still learning the concepts of a ‘game,’ the taking of turns, rules, etc., she did catch on the to matching aspect of the game. She started picked the correct cookies to match the remaining empty spots on her cookie jar.

The game teaches matching, and counting, and the concepts of playing by rules of a game. The game itself is very simple, so the game play for an adult wont be very interesting (you’ll win every time if you don’t try to lose) but the real joy is in teaching your kids how to play.

The game is well made. The parts are nice and colorful and the spinner spins well and the board is sturdy. I think they will hold up well so long as they don’t get chewed on more than a little.

Overall thoughts by Mom…

I think Smart Snacks® Counting Cookies™ is totally worth the price of $16.99. It can be used through the span of age 3-5 and it’s great to sharpen those number sense, social, and comprehension skills before kindergarten! I really like the fact that there’s not only one way to play this game but two! How neat to bring the challenge up a level. This game is made for four players!  I would recommend that to make this game work and fun to know you need to have a lot of patience with your child! We look forward to playing this game many more times in the future!

Buy it: You can purchase Smart Snacks® Counting Cookies™ directly off the Learning Resource website! And if you are interested in more titles you can find similar games by the same company at Amazon such as Smart Snacks Counting Cookies Jar Game, Smart Snacks Sorting Shapes Cupcakes, Smart Snacks Rainbow Color Cones, and Learning Resources – Smart Snacks Mix and Match Doughnuts just to name a few other fun titles!

Disclaimer: I was sent the mentioned product for review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.