Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Super Stretchy ABC's

The boys received Dr. Seuss Super Stretchy ABC's as a birthday gift from a friend.  What a great game!

 The game comes with a Twister like mat with letters A-Z and a board complete with a tornado to insert the letters into slots where two feet, two hands and an ear.  On the child's turn they spin the tornado and have to go to the mat and figure out how to get their feet, hands and ear on their respective letters at the same time!  What a great way for kids to learn/reinforce letter recognition and motor planning practice.  The letter tokens are two sided so they can come out either with a picture of an object that the child has to find or know what letter it starts with or the letter itself.
 For every letter they are able to put their feet, hands and ear on (the ear is definitely the hardest!) they collect it in a little toy box.  There are also footprint tokens and when they come out, you put them in the purple path (pictured).  When the footprints reach the door the game is over and the mystery letter is revealed.  Whoever has the mystery letter wins!  If no one has the mystery letter, Thing 1 and Thing 2 win!