Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Tumbling Monkeys

Our Brianna loves to play games. She could play board games, card games, matching games, computer games and puzzles for hours. This year for Christmas she got a great game from her Nina called Tumbling Monkeys. It's for ages 5 and up but Bri loves it! It kind of reminds me of the game Kerplunk with the marbles and the sticks, do you remember that one?!?! We used to love it and the premise of Tumbling Monkeys is the same. It has a palm tree that you fill with brightly colored sticks and then you drop these plastic monkeys in it. The monkeys hang from the sticks and then you roll a dice and pull a stick according to the color you rolled. The goal is to end up with the least amount of monkeys, but not according to Brianna. She is convinced that the winner is the one with the most monkeys! She is so funny because if she pulls a stick and the monkeys don't fall she says "Oh, I got stuck!!!" She has so much fun and it is fun to play with her now that she's learning how to take turns. It's also helping her with her colors since she has to pull the stick that matches the color she rolls. Games are such a great way to teach kids how to play fair and to have some quality time together. So if you have preschoolers go out and get this game, I bet they'll love it as much as Bri does! And if you don't have preschoolers yet buy it anyway to have on hand. It really is a fun game and great for mommy time or family time!


Bethany said...

She is too cute!! I would say I'm excited for Kelsie to be that big and be able to play games with her, but I can't I love holding her she is so tiny!!

Playful Professional said...

Ooh I like making up my own rules too. We should be friends :)