Monday, October 12, 2009
Holiday Gift Ideas - Today's Feature: Games from I Can Do That!
Products from a small company - “I can do that!” were among my favorite products that I learned about at the A Time to Play 2009 World Showcase on October 1st. For grandparents, this is a company that you probably have not heard of. It was only founded in 2007 but it has already won over 40 awards – some from very prestigious educational toy sources. These games are for children 3 and up.
Here is what I like:
Characters I Know - Although they are a new company their products feature classical characters that we all know – Dr. Seuss, Richard Scarry and Curious George.
Educational and Fun - The games feature large floor mats and young children develop skills and build confidence while having fun. Each game also has educational features – but the learning takes place as part of the fun. It is light years away from flash cards. The games are designed to develop teamwork, promote attention to detail and develop object identification and matching skills.
Electronic free - There are no batteries or electronics!. Wow – I love that!
Low Cost – The retail price for each game is $16.99
Easy to find – ToysrUs and other mass retailers carry these products – no excuse that I can’t find it.
Website – The company has an excellent website which includes a good page for parents to learn about playing games with young children.
Check ou the I Can Do That and A Time to Play websites.
I Can Do That!
A Time to Play Magazine
I'll be writing about products all this week so check back for more gift suggestion articles. And please...post your comments if you are familiar with any of these items or what you want to know about in the reviews.