Sunday, November 9
Even before I entered the Land of Mom, there were a few things I was plenty aware of.
Sleep is for the weak.
Spit-ups happen at the worst possible moment on your last clean shirt.
And Thomas is king when it comes to kids and trains.
So of course I jumped at the chance to review the new "Thomas' Great Race" boars game from Briarpatch. It's the first Thomas & Friends action game, and is sure to be a hit with the preschool set!
I must have never really grown up because the prospect of sitting down with my kid to play this game actually makes me smile. But since she's too young to understand the concept of a board game just yet, I'm going to be playing "Review Fairy" with my 4-yr old neighbor and wish her a happy birthday tomorrow afternoon!
I'm sure she is going to enjoy learning her numbers to earn enough coal to power the engines of Thomas, James, Percy, and Molly all the way to the finish line. Along the way, B's also going to get hands on practice with sorthing, counting, and color matching skills.
And what's B's mom going to like even more about Thomas' Great Race? I'm going to bet it's the fact that the oversized game pieces were manufactured with safety in mind.
Thomas' Great Race retails for $24.99 and is designed for kids three and up and includes a Great Race track, 24 question cards, 30 coal blocks and game rules. Just bring it along to the next play date for some educational fun or even better, add it to the Christmas shopping list and set it under the tree for your own little Thomas the Engine fan!
For more information about all Briarpatch board, puzzle, card and travel games, click on www.briarpatch.com.
So who wants to win a board game for themselves? To enter, visit the Briarpatch site and leave me a berrie (read: comment) telling me which game you'd like reviewed next. Contest ends at midnight, EST, on November 16 and is open to US and Canada only. The Winner will have four days from the announcement date to contact me or a new winner will be selected.
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And that's it! Good luck to everyone who enters.