It’s an easy game and helps children learn about colours, shapes and numbers. It doesn’t hurt that it’s really cute, too!
Buy online at Littlesheep Learning
Initial Thoughts: I was quite excited to receive the Orchard Toys game “Doodlebugs” as I have seen their line of games and puzzles before. It’s also appropriate because Ella’s nickname is Doodles. The game is easy to play and is reminiscent of Uno. It teaches numbers, colours, matching, shapes and taking turns in addition to being quite entertaining thanks to the cute and colourful pictures of the creatures on the cards.
We Liked: There is an instructions card to explain how to play the game which is quite straightforward. The designs on the cards are cute and colourful. The cards are also the perfect size for little hands. As Ella is 17 months old, she is technically too young for the age range of this game (age 3+) but we were able to spread out the cards on the floor and have her try to find like colours and shapes. It’s something we will continue to use for some time to come even though we aren’t yet playing it in the exact way it is intended.
We Weren’t Keen: It’s probably a game better suited to older children, but it’s certainly fun for younger ones, too.
Overall: Even thought Ella was technically too young for this game, she still got a lot of enjoyment out of it and I think given the amount of use it will get over the next couple of years, it’s fantastic value for money. The quality of the game and the pieces inside is very pleasing.
[Karin, Cafe Bebe]