As summer continues to blaze on, we have more time for outdoor fun and games. Wonderworld Toys has two new products that let your little ones have some summer fun while intertwining play value with educational value.
For a bit of fishing with no water involved, there is Wonderworld’s Wonder Fishing Game. This fishing game is not only fun, but it also educates children on color recognition and counting. To play, you just use the wooden rod to hook the fish that matches the color on the dice. Whoever catches the most fish wins!
Wonder Croquet Set, lets you enjoy summer outdoors or, on those days that are just too hot or too rainy, can also be played indoors. Each wicket features a cute brightly-painted animal character. The set allows kids to develop and enhance hand-eye coordination, along with visual perception skills.
We had a lot of fun playing with the Wonder Croquet Set. Each of the wickets has a different motion of the door tilting, flipping up, etc. when the ball rolls through which adds some fun and variety. (I do recommend making sure your lawn is mowed before playing! We were dealing with a broken mower and the super long grass made things a little tough!) Because you can set up the four wickets in any pattern you like, it was fun to arrange them in a straight line, a circle, zig zag, etc to change up the game a little. The only thing I would like to add would be a second mallet so it would be easier to for two to play at once, although the one mallet does help for encouraging sharing/taking turns. I was also impressed with the quality of the wood construction and the painting detail.
Not only does Wonderworld create products with quality craftsmanship, the eco-friendly company supports their concern for saving the environment with the Tree Plus Project - a tree planting initiative started in 2007 that plants two trees for every one tree Wonderworld uses in their production. Since the start of the program, Wonderworld has planted approximately 60,000 trees back in the forests of Thailand, and continues to replenish the environment with planting thousands of trees annually.
Reader Giveaway: One lucky Jinxy Kids reader will win their own Wonder Croquet Set. To enter, just fill out the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 8/28/12. Good luck!