When we opened the first box of toys to review, I was absolutely delighted to find an Orchard Toys game in there. I am incredibly fond of the marvellous learning resources that they produce. We were lucky enough to be sent the Old MacDonald Lotto which is a stunningly attractive and traditional game.
Here's the blurb: Old MacDonald Lotto is aimed at 2-6 year olds and is for 2-4 players. It contains 4 bingo board and 28 cards which feature various animals, objects and people that can be found on the farm. The game is played in the traditional cards-face-down manner, with the added twist that in order to gain that card the player has to make the noise to go with that animal or object. If they don't have that card then they show it to the other players and then return it to the table.
- reinforces object matching skills
- encourages observation and memory skills
- develops social communication
- links with Early Learning Goals and National Curriculum Key Stage One
Obviously, The Boy is a little too young to remember where the cards are, especially face down, so we adapted the game. This is one of the features that I like about Orchard Toys games; you can adapt them to suit the needs of your child.
We played as a simple matching game with the cards face up. We had a fantastic time and The Boy learnt some new vocabulary through it as well. And of course we definitely made animal sounds!
This is a definite winner with us; I love the bright and attractive designs of Orchard Toys, the simple and traditional games, the sturdiness of the packaging and play equipment.
Old MacDonald Lotto is available from Toys R Us priced at £9.99.
I was sent this free of charge for review purposes, however my opinions are as always honest.