Product Type: ELC Child Development
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The one (and ONLY) game when picking a nose is encouraged!
ELC Who Knows Whose Nose Game
Member Name: loopylou1234
ELC Who Knows Whose Nose Game
Advantages: Well made, entertaining game
My daughter was bought this for her third birthday last year by her friend. It is a game from the Early Learning Centre and it is called 'Who Knows Whose Nose'.
== Packaging ==
The game is packaged in a brightly coloured, sturdy cardboard box. On the front of the box it shows the contents of the game and a nice picture of a boy and a girl playing the game together. On the side of the box it lists the contents on the box, which are as follows: 10 x plastic cards, 10 x plastic noses, 1 x cotton bag and the instruction sheet.
== Price and Availability ==
This is available from the Early Centre's website and it is £10.
== The game itself ==
The game is aimed at ages 2-6 years and is for two or more players. The 'proper' way of playing the game is simple. You have to shuffle the cards and place them face down in a pile. Then take it in turns to take the cards until there is none left. All of the noses get put into the cotton bag and you have to then shake the bag up. The players then take it in turns to choose a nose from the bag, if the nose matches one of your animals you fit it into the hole onto the correct card. When all of the noses have been taken out of the bag, it is the player who has the most cards with the correct noses who is the winner!
== Alternative uses ==
If I am totally honest, we have only played this game correctly a few times. The rest of the time, my daughter and her friends make funny faces with the animals. On the side of the box it lists more playing tips and ideas. This is one of them, 'Crazy Faces', seeing which animals look funny with the wrong noses. Crocodile with a cow nose or an elephant with an elephant with a bird beak, and it then suggests trying to make what noise that animal would then make. 'Snap-Moo' 'Trumpet-Snap'.
It tends to be a game that my daughter and her friends grab to play when they come over.
== Durability ==
I think when toys are designed they should be sent to our house for durability testing. My daughter has an incredible talent for taking things apart/breaking bits off/losing things from sets and then the world ends (for her) when it no longer works!
However, I am pleased to report that this game is very well made, the cards are made from thick plastic with the pictures printed on them. The plastic is very durable, none of them have broken and are still in very good condition. Our youngest daughter (who was 1 in February) likes bashing the cards together and chewing them. They are easy to wipe off and keep clean, which is essential in our house!
== Educational? ==
It does say on the box that is great for learning all about animals, naming the animals and discussing what noises they make. Matching up the trunks and beaks. The child also is playing with their friends and learning to take it in turns.
== Overall Summary ==
I wasn't sure what to expect to be honest in the beginning but I am suprised at how well this game has lasted. I thought at first it was an expensive game to buy but considering how much it has been played with (and bashed about), it was worth it. I would recommend this.
I also like the fact that it is a 'unisex' game, it is aimed at both boys and girls which makes a nice change. We have so many 'pink' toys, which people keep buying us, it is good to have a neutral toy for everyone to enjoy.
Thanks for reading.
Summary: An entertaining game which children seem to enjoy
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