Last December I was introduced to the brand Peaceable Kingdom. I was a little skeptic at first as their games were different. I mean there was no real “winner” or “loser” how could it be called a game. Little did I know that these games stood for so much more. Unlike traditional games, Peaceable Kingdom cooperative games organically create community among the players. Kids learn to work together as a team in respectful and compassionate ways. They learn to share, make decisions together and trust one another, all while working towards a common purpose – defeating the game – while also having fun!
We enjoyed our first games so much I was thrilled to work with them again and check out a couple other products! My youngest was thrilled when the box showed up!
Can you be the first to get rid of all of your cards? Crazy 8s is a quick-thinking, fast-acting card game where losing is winning and the 8s will drive you crazy! I think we played this game the most. My guy loves numbers, quick thinking and stargazing, so this game was perfect for him. I loved the little box it came in as it made it simple to tuck into my purse or backpack for fun ont he go.
Friends and Neighbors is a matching game that focuses on emotions. Can players help a little girl who’s sad because she’s standing out in the rain or a boy who’s afraid of the dark? Reach into the Helping Bag and Pull out a token – can it help someone on the game board? If so, it’s a match! I really enjoyed this game because it allowed an in-depth discussion on emotions, how or what you can do to help someone while keeping it light and enjoyable. S enjoyed reaching into the bag to pull out the game chips not knowing what would come out. Surprise is always a plus in our house!
From the classic tale of cooperation comes this simple game where players work together to “cook” a soup by making matches of ingredients before the fire goes out. Everyone wins! This has got to be my all time favourite board game for younger kids. It takes your typical memory matching game to another level. It encourages the players to help and support each other in matching the ingredients because if the fire goes out no one wins.
This book has hours of activities, including Code Breakers, Optical Illusion Riddles, Top Secret Math, Squiggle Doodle, Mazes, Fingerprint Find It and more! This was great for my oldest child as it really challenged him but kept it fun. Wipe off the pages when done and start again.
Play games with your preschooler! This book has a variety of activities to help children learn counting, colors, shapes, sequencing, writing, letters, visual discrimination and more! My youngest used this over Easter week-end. He was able to complete the pages with little support and it supported his learning without him knowing. He loves knowing that if he did not get it write, no biggie! Just wipe it off and try again.
Peaceable Kingdom, not your average games company.
Peaceable kingdom carries so much more then games, activities and stickers. They carry and create memories and skills that will help support young minds through out their entire life. When we allow our kids to learn through play their minds seem to open up to a whole other level. I highly recommend checking out Peaceable Kingdom as they have games that are geared to kids as young as 2 and up.
Do you have fond memories of playing games growing up?