Robot Turtles Can Teach Your 4-Year Old to Program

How do you teach the fundamentals of computer programming in a few minutes to 4 year olds?

Make it a game!

Robot Turtles Board Game Robot Turtles Board Game

Let the kids be in charge.

Add challenges so the game doesn’t get stale.

Stand back and be astounded!

Kids use cards to indicate movement and the adult makes the moves.

Kids get to be the boss! Game play builds skills and confidence.

For 2-5 players.

Patchwork Game from Knightweaver Games

Kids Love playing Patchwork by Knightweaver Games

Kids Love playing Patchwork by Knightweaver Games

A colorful matching game, Patchwork is the logical game of strategy that challenges kids to match cards to make 4, 5, or 6-of-a-kind.

The Patchwork Game rules are simple: each player draws 6 cards from the pile, keeping the side of the card that was facing up on the deck facing towards the other players. Then the fun begins!

Patchwork players collect sets of 4, 5, or 6 adjacent cards of the same color and pattern. Sounds easy, BUT in the Patchwork Game, players cards are not always their own because opponents can flip, swap and trade cards with one another when they see something the other player doesn’t!

When a player collects a set of cards, that player must show the other players, set them aside, and draw more cards. The player who collects the most cards is the Patchwork winner. Not an easy feat, for sure!

Patchwork takes about 15 minutes to play and is for 2 to 5 players, ages 5 and up, making this a great, interactive family game.

The Patchwork Game from Knightweaver Games includes:

  • 5 wooden card holders
  • 90 2-sided cards
  • 1 rules sheet
  • A player reference

Patchwork is The Learning Tree Toy Of The Week this week AND it’s 20% off for this week only! Limit 3 at the sale price.

Zingo! – A Bingo Game for All Ages!

Zingo game for kids

What does it say about a game when people who work at the toy store keep buying it to give as a gift? It must be a winner!

Zingo! is one of our most popular games. Even though it is intended for kids 4 to 8, adults have been known to say they’re going to play just one game…only to keep playing! One staffer gave the game to a family adopting two children and the parents-to-be reported in their thank-you note that “ My hubby and I have already spent over an hour playing Zingo!

A Bingo-style game, Zingo’s game cards are complete with nine squares with pictures (for those too young to read) and their matching words (for those learning to or already reading). Plastic tiles are released by a fun plastic dispenser and players race to match the tiles to pictures and words on their game card. The first to fill his or her card wins!

One of the best features of Zingo! is the two different boards which put younger players on an even level with more skilled older players. The younger kids have just as much chance of winning, which is good for their morale.

Zingo! is fast-paced and a fun way for children to use their observation skills; it assists with shape and pattern recognition, as well as nurturing short-term memory and more…but best of all, it does that and more while being a blast to play!