With 3 kids in the house, we have a lot of games. Of course many of them are geared towards toddlers, but we also have a good selection of games that are made for adults, teens, and older kids.
One issue we have come across while playing games, especially with our younger kids, is that no one likes to lose the game. It makes them feel bad, and sometimes even results in a full-blown temper tantrum. This takes the fun out of what should be a pleasant experience.
That's why I really love the products from Peaceable Kingdom. This awesome company creates a large line of games, geared towards varying age groups, that are cooperative rather than competitive. That's right...Everybody wins! This is such an awesome concept, as it will not only help build family bonds but also help little ones have high self-esteem and a strong sense of teamwork.
What is a Cooperative Game?
A cooperative game is a game where all players play together against a common obstacle, not against each other. In a cooperative game no one feels left out and everyone has fun! Peaceable Kingdom’s cooperative board games use familiar game mechanisms – spinning a spinner, matching cards, moving a token, strategizing a win! The difference is that players play together. Playing together helps kids in many ways – they experience shared decision-making, they build self-esteem, they learn to share, to feel compassion, and to work as a team. Playing cooperative games teaches kids to cooperate.
Peaceable Kingdom also offers a variety of colorful and fun sticker and activity books for little ones to explore. There are themes for both boys and girls, as well as some that are truly gender neutral, such as Funny Food, Scratch N' Sniff, and Color Me sticker packs! How cool is that?! (My little ones adore stickers, so the selection at Peaceable Kingdom is just perfect for our family or 2 boys and a girl!)
Recently, the awesome folks at Peaceable Kingdom sent me both a board game and a sticker activity book to review. I'd love to tell you more about them!
Princess Sticker Activity Book :
While I have a boy and a girl, I chose the Princess Sticker Activity Book. I am not going to lie, my 2 year old, Xander, loves doing whatever his 3 year old sister does, so right now, he's a little bit obsessed with princesses. This doesn't bother me at all, though, as I encourage my kids to play with toys meant for both genders. Not only does this help them to be more well-rounded, it also encourages them to play nicely together, minimizing fights...well, we hope.
The Princess Sticker Activity Book reminded me of a lot of the books I had when I was growing up. There are several interactive pages where you can apply the 75 stickers. These pages are laminated, so you can easily remove and re-stick the stickers somewhere else.
Not only does this book feature beautiful princesses, there are also mischievous fairies and exotic mermaids thrown into the mix for added imaginative play. The colors and characters are bright, vibrant, and definitely appealing to little ones.
Take a look:
My toddlers love this sticker activity book. They loved peeling and sticking all of the stickers, and definitely spent quite a bit of time seeing what pictures they could make. They even fought over the book a bit, so I had to take it away until they agreed to share. (Now this is the measure of a successful product! )
What's it? Game Review :
We also received the Peaceable Kingdom What's It? board game. This game is designed for 2-6 players, aged 8+. The rules are fairly simple: What's It? is the game where creative minds think alike. It's a party game and a guessing game where players try and use their collective brain power! Flip a doodle card, flip the timer and guess what the doodle looks like. If you guess like the other players, everyone wins! Roll the category die. Flip a doodle card. Write your answers in 30 seconds. Score points for matching answers.
The game includes:
My oldest child, Kyle, loves playing What's It? Here, you can see him playing my my husband. Little sister Sophie is sitting on the sidelines, and she's doing her best to "help". Cheddar the kitty also decided to pop over and see where all laughter and fun was coming from!
My family is really enjoying Peaceable Kingdom. The sticker activity book is wonderful for my toddlers, and the board game gave my oldest the chance to really spend quality time with my husband and I. Kyle has also had friends over to play, and everyone always has a great time. There are never any losers, so no one ends up fighting, and no one tries to cheat. What a great way to teach kids to work together towards a common goal!
I would absolutely recommend Peaceable Kingdom to anyone who's looking for products that are not only fun, but strengthen the family bond as well.
Connect With Peaceable Kingdom :
You can check out the awesomeness that is Peaceable Kingdom on their website.
You can also connect with them on Facebook to stay on top of their latest products and promotions.
I am thrilled to announce that one lucky reader will receive either a Game or a Sticker Pack from Peaceable Kingdom. Winner's choice! How cool is that?!
Simply enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below!
This giveaway is open to US residents 18+ until 11:59PM March 20, 2013. No PO Boxes. Winners will be drawn using Rafflecopter's Random Number Generator. All entries will be verified, so play fair! I will notify winner via e-mail and they will have 48 hours to reply before I am forced to redraw winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook in any way. Thanks for entering, and Good Luck!
***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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