Product Type: Orchard Toys board games
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Orchard Toys Shopping List
Member Name: milliesmum123
Orchard Toys Shopping List
Advantages: very good quality, lovely game
Disadvantages: absolutely none!
My daughter was slow at beginning to talk and we looked around for all kinds of imaginative ways to help her to speak. We bought this shopping list game as we thought it looked fun and hoped it would improve her language. My daughter is now 5 and still loves playing with this game so it has more than paid it's way! I think it cost us about £8 about 3 years ago so it was good value for money.
=== Orchard toys ===
I hadn't really noticed Orchard Toys before but since we bought this we now have lots of these games in our play room! The toys are lovely, imaginative board games which help children to learn about turn taking and other valuable skills. We have a few including a lovely cupcake one, this shopping list one and a bingo type game. They are all really very good quality and seem to engage my daughter and her friends so we find it hard to fault them.
=== Shopping list ===
The idea of this game is to complete your shopping list. Within the box you get cardboard supermarket trolleys with spaces for 8 items, there are four of these and also four shopping lists. These lists have words of items on as well as pictures. Each of these items are the same as the little products which come on pieces of card which fit the spaces on the supermarket trolley. These are about the size of a large stamp so they are quite small for young children.
The idea of the game is to give each person (up to 4 players) a shopping list and a trolley. All of the items are turned upside down on the table and people take it in turns to select an item. If it is on their shopping list they then add it to the trolley. The person to fill their trolley up is the winner. It is a very simple game which is very easy for children to understand.
=== Enjoyment. ===
My daughter enjoys playing this game, she finds it really exciting seeing what will be the next card t obe turned over and will she have it on her list?! She loves it and it always creates lots of laughter when she finds a item on her list! She likes trying to guess which items will be turned round next. Each game lasts about ten minutes which I think is a good length, any longer then children can get bored and lose concentration. This is a very simple game with easy instructions so children will enjoy it, it's important to have easy instructions for children of a preschool age so they can follow it and also not get bored when you're trying to explain it to them. When my daughter has friends round to play they enjoy playing it too.
=== Education ===
This game is very educational. My daughter didn't speak very much but we used these supermarket items to help her to learn words and also recognise them. She would learn to recognise items which was really important so we could see she could understand what the words were even if she couldn't say them. She has learnt to recognise the items, recognise letters in the words on the list and also this has helped when we go shopping in real life too! She has learnt the basic skills of game playing so knows about how to take turns and how she can't always win but it's okay. Her dexterity skills have improved too as she's learnt to place the pieces in the trolley carefully.
=== Conclusion ===
This is a brilliant game which is so simple and straight forward yet entertaining and educational too. My daughter loves playing with this as do her friends when they come round. It is very good quality, made from strong card and the pictures are nice and bright so attractive to children. We have had this for several years and it still remains in very good condition. We highly recommend it.
Summary: We love it