This is lovely for young members of the family, and it’s great to see that children from 18 months up can join in games with their older siblings and friends – up to four at a time. This jungle themed matching activity, with 24 chunky cards, is perfect for a first game, with its friendly animals, many of whom little ones will recognise and be able to name. The cards are shiny, durable and wipe clean – essential at this age!
The game helps to develop early matching, memory, concentration and observational skills, as well as that key skill of taking turns. It also develops conversation, as young ones are encouraged to talk about the animals. It can be played at two levels – turn the cards over for a more complex game. Don’t worry if you lose the instructions – Orchard Toys usefully make them all available on the website. Buy from Orchard Toys.