Ready to shop for board games for toddlers? When you are looking to introduce your toddler to board games, you need to make a careful choice. Board games are great fun but most are designed with older children in mind and trying to play a game that is too complicated or takes too long could just trigger one of those toddler tantrums!
Why play board games with young children?
A family board game that is designed for toddlers gives them an introduction to playing by basic rules. They learn to co-operate as they wait to take their turn and most of all your child will learn the value of enjoying quality family time together.
But, which toddler board games are the best value?
When shopping for board games for very young children. Here are the key points to keep in mind.
If you are looking for a toddler board game then I recommend the Shopping List Memory Game from Orchard Toys.
There are many board games on the market that claim to be suitable for toddlers but in my experience, the majority are only suitable from pre-school or kindergarten age. The exception are those games manufactured as toddler friendly by Orchard Toys. These are quality games that have been around for over 20 years. (I still have one of their games in my teaching kit that belonged to my brother as a child!) Their range has really expanded in recent years but still contains the old favourites as well as some great new ideas.
I bought my Shopping List Memory Game locally. However, if you want to buy online, it is currently sale with free shipping here
Sing Nursery Rhymes and Action Songs
Traditional songs and rhymes have hand actions that let your child join in and take a turn, even before they can sing the words.
This helps to work on listening, attention, imitation and turntaking, all important skills for Speech and Language development!