A while ago I was contacted by Cartamundi to review one of their new play and learn games. We do welcome a new educational game every now and then in our collection. Now that Matthew is 4 1/2 years, it is very enjoyable playing games with him. He actually received a few family games we can play together at Christmas. He is going to start school in September. So to be able to teach him in advanced, is very handy.
Cartamundi has launched four new educational games. They are all for different ages, starting from the age of four.
• Drawing with Numbers
• Writing Letters
• Playing with Numbers
• Colours & Shapes
We received the colours and shapes game. It includes scenery and character cards as well as transparent cards to match it with the scenery ones. The aim of the game is to learn about the different shapes of each card.
For example, above Matthew had a card with water where the sun sets and green grass. His job was to find a matching transparent card and add it to the existing card. He came up with a fish who is swimming in the water and a house located on the green grass. You can do so many combinations and they learn at the same time.
You are probably wondering what the grey dots mean on each of the scenery cards? This is the level of difficulty. So on our water card it means we need to add two transparent cards. The fish was one but there was another one that is supposed to go on it. And so you can see both, on the card, they will have to be added in a certain order which got Matthew thinking.
The size of the game is very compact and makes it very easy to take on vacations or wherever you go. It easily fits into a bag. RRP is £3.99 for a standard game and £9.99 for the premium one. They are available to buy in Tesco at the end of January, WHSmith from February and John Lewis from the end of February.
I have teamed up with Cartamundi to give one of my readers the chance to win a Colours & Shapes game themselves. All you need to do is follow the steps below to be in a chance of winning. The giveaway is open to residents in Ireland and the UK only and will end 14th February. Good luck.
Disclosure: I was sent the product for the purpose of this review. As always photos and opinion are my own.