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It’s Toy Time Wednesday and this one is for older children. I came across an inspiring store, called Little Zen Minds, while searching for holiday toys. Little Zen Minds only sells unique educational toys that you can’t find at your local Target or Toys R Us. They sell toys for ages newborn-8+ with a variety of categories. They have a easy to use web layout so you can shop by age, category, brand, teacher supplies, top gifts- by age, bath toys and award winning toys. You can find all of their Eco-friendly toys under the category search.
Little Zen Minds sent me the Pandabo game made by HaPe Toys Bamboo collection to review.The game is recommended for ages 4-99. The game comes with a cute wriggly panda, 6 round nature color sticks, 8 square yellow sticks, 10 green half-round sticks, and 1 die. And everything is made out of bamboo!
This is how you play… You can have as many players as you’d like, but 2-4 would be the best. The youngest player rolls the die and whatever shape shows up is what stick or sticks they must put on the panda. The more sticks that are on the panda, the more wiggly it becomes. If any sticks fall when placed, the player is out. The game ends when there is only 1 player left. Pandabo helps children develop balancing strategies and create complex designs to make the next player’s move more difficult.
I let Ella try the game and she did quite well for a 2 year old. But she is a stacking queen, so it didn’t surprise me. We didn’t play with the die or make a game out of it. But I can’t wait until she is at the age that we can! I have a feeling she will be beating me. The game to me was like a kid version of Jenga. I think even adults would have fun playing trying to outsmart the next player. The different shaped bamboo makes it easier to get more creative instead of having just 1 shaped block. You can get the Pandabo game at Little Zen Minds for only $14.95!
The Discount: Little Zen Minds would like to give all of my readers a 10% off all toys by entering Holiday09 at the checkout!!
The Giveaway: Little Zen Minds would like to give 1 lucky winner a Pandabo Game!
Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST December 2, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US
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New disclaimer: I was sent this item to review for free by Little Zen Minds. This is NO way changes my opinions about the products or company. These are my thoughts, opinions and results.