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What I Love Wednesday— Hello Sunshine

2013 May 8
by Becky

Coming at ‘cha with another fun toddler game for What I Love Wednesday! 

Meet Sunshine.

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A few weeks ago I posted about ThinkFun’s Roll & Play Game after we stumbled upon it at a local toy store—Ethan is still loving it. Well ThinkFun contacted me about trying out another fun game, so I said, “Of Course!” How could I to say no? We couldn’t wait to try out their newest toddler centric game “Hello Sunshine“.

The cute, snuggly sun toy helps teach kids positional words like “up”, “down”, “behind”, “on top”, during an engaging game of Hide & Seek.

To play, we draw one of the visually descriptive cards, talk about what it says with Ethan, and then he runs off to hide Sunshine.

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“On a Chair”

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“Behind a Door”

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“On Top of (his) Head”

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Overall I think it’s a really cute game and would make a perfect gift to any toddler 18 months through 2.5. Ethan caught on in about five seconds…he is very in to hide and seek these days.

Let’s be real here, any toy could be used to play this game for free. BUT, I think the suggestion cards come in extra handy if several kids want to play this game together without an adult running the show—I envision siblings having a blast hiding and seeking all over the house. AND, since deciphering symbols are a big part of two year old development (as I learned this weekend) taking part in reading the cards while playing can only help in our kiddo’s development.

Want to give it a try?? Well from now till June 1 you can use the coupon code PEANUT on ThinkFun’s website to order your own game and save 20%! Choose either Roll & Play OR Hello Sunshine.

 

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Thanks to ThinkFun for thinking of our little guys in your game-designing! And thank you for offering my readers this great discount.

Disclaimer: Please note the product reviewed in this post has been gifted in exchange for reviewing. That said, I don’t endorse anything I don’t love, and all words and/or opinions expressed are directly from Preparing for Peanut.

 

 

8 Responses leave one →
  1. May 8, 2013

    Cute! I did buy the other game after reading about it in your post but have yet to open it – saving it for a crummy day and today just might be it. PS I wrote a few blog posts about our recent trip to D.C. and all your recommendations – they were great! :)
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    • Becky permalink*
      May 8, 2013

      I can’t wait to hear about how you like the Roll & Play game! It’s my favorite for sure. And I’ll def be checking your blog to read about your DC trip!! So glad you had a good time, I don’t know how you couldn’t in such an incredible city.

      • Lauren G permalink
        May 8, 2013

        Even though we live in DC, I referenced your blog this past weekend when Bret’s parents and uncle were in town. It was a big help as I listed out a subset of the places you suggested and then we picked from that list. The one new thing we went to this weekend was the Azalea Garden at the National Arboretum – it’s a gem of a park that’s fantastic for hiking and picnicking.

        • Becky permalink*
          May 8, 2013

          AHHH! The National Arboretum was on our “didn’t get to go” list. I was waiting for nicer weather and then bam, we moved. So glad it was fun!

      • May 10, 2013

        Well we broke it out two days ago and it was perfect since he’s been sick and we’ve been stuck in the house – he loved it! He’s a big cheater though and after rolling the ball he then moves it to the color he wants anyway. I started to say “No fair!” and then realized (1) there are no winners in this game and (2) why am I trying to argue with a 2 yr old about something being fair?!
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  2. May 8, 2013

    Seems like an appropriate game for the weather we’ve been having.

    Hey Ethan – stop hiding the sun!
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  3. May 15, 2013

    link your loves to what i love wednesdays http://whatilovewednesday.blogspot.com/

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