Most of the games I get for our family are more geared to my older kids, and poor Connor -currently 2 years old- gets left out a lot. When I saw the Hide-n-Go Moo game from Learning Resources– geared for kids ages 2 thru 4 years old- I knew it was something I needed for him. Not only would he have his very own game, but it’s one he would be learning while playing too!
The Hide-n-Go Moo game is an adorable barn with 4 mommy (or daddy) animals and 4 matching baby animals; horse, cow, duck, and pig. Vinyl flaps over the opening at the top of the barn keep kids from peeking to see what animal they’re grabbing out of the barn. This game offers many ways to have fun while learning, such as practicing animal sounds, matching, and big vs little. It also enhances tactile and sensory awareness.
As you can see Connor was pretty excited to play with this!
It was fun to watch him reach in and show total shock and excitement at what he pulled out. At his age he knows his animals and animal sounds, but it was still fun to encourage him to make the sounds of the animals as they appeared from the barn. I tried getting him to tell me which animal he felt and guess what it was before he pulled it out of the barn, but he wasn’t interested at the moment. Being a typical 2-year old, he was willing to cooperate at first when I tried getting him to do things with the animals- like matching up the mommy and baby animals- but after a few minutes he was ready to just play with it all.
So far every time he’s played with it he’s just been so eager to play with the animals that he isn’t that interested in being restricted to just what mommy asks him to do, which is okay. If I can get him to learn even for a minute or two while we play, I’m okay with that. Better a little than none at all, and really, what more can I expect from a 2-year-old? 🙂
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We were sent the above mentioned product for review purposes. Regardless, all opinions are our own.