Today I broke out Hi Ho Cherry O with Princess P, and man oh man does that one have a lot of great stuff for preschoolers. We haven't played it yet, and I'm not 100% sure she's ready for it now. But, here's a rundown of what your kid gets from that game:
- Eye-hand coordination, I could just SEE her working so hard to get her cherries on their hole or picking them up. GREAT game with tiny pieces (so not for little ones who still like to stick stuff in their mouths)
- Counting -- only up to 4, so it's something they can do on their own, and while P can count to 4, taking 4 things off her tree was a whole other story
- Taking turns -- one of my favorite things about games.
We also broke out the books on tape this past weekend. She is downstairs LOVING them as I type. The whole "turn the page when you hear this sound" thing is so great. I know it's hard to find tape players and all that jazz, but these are one of my favorites ever. Period.