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Play dominoes with Peppa and friends
Jumbo Peppa Pig Dominoes
Member Name: bush1
Jumbo Peppa Pig Dominoes
Advantages: Fun, recognisable characters, helps with co-ordination skills
My daughter has enjoyed Peppa Pig since she was about a year old and has had several toys based around the characters. I saw this on offer when I was shopping and my daughter seemed excited about having a new game to play with me so I thought we'd try them out. She was 3 when I bought them for her.
---About Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig is a character from the TV shows of the same name. The show follows her life with her little brother George, her Mummy and Daddy, and all of her friends. The character is suitable for young children up to age 5-6 years and my daughter who is 3 loves it. Peppa gets up to all kinds of mischief like my daughter, but she generally learns something by the end of the episode.
---About the product:
The Peppa Pig dominoes come in a box with the standard Peppa Pig logo and pictures of Peppa and George on the front. There is a clear plastic section on the front so that you can see the front of one of the dominoes. There are 28 dominoes in the box and instead of the traditional spots on them, they have pictures of Peppa Pig and her friends. There are still the traditional double ended tiles and others have a different picture on each end. The tiles themselves are made from quite thick plastic and are a good large size which are easy to manipulate for small hands.
The game comes with instructions but it can obviously be played however you want once you have them. We have played it using the traditional instructions and my daughter found it really easy to understand. The tiles have very bright pictures on them which can be seen easily and becasue they are characters from the programme, they are easily recognised and talked about.
As soon as we got home, my daughter wanted us to play with these and she was able to understand how to play straight away. I am assuming she has played with these before at pre-school because she knew how to play already. She was able to count the tiles so she had the right number to begin (5), and was then able to recognise if she was unable to go and take a spare tile from the pile. The characters are easy for her to recognise so she can easily see if she has the ones she needs to be able to go. The tiles seem quite good quality and I think would take a lot of abuse before they got broken. The box is quite useful as the tiles can be put back in to keep them safe when you have finished playing. As the tiles are very big, you do need quite a large space to play in, but we generally play with them on the floor so have plenty.
The game can easily be played with more than 2 players and we regularly play it with 3 of us. This has helped my daughter to grasp turn-taking more as she has to wait a bit longer before it is her turn again. Thwe box suggests they are suitable for 3 years and over but I reckon you could probably start to teach it at a younger age if you chose to.
I would recommend these dominoes as a fun game to play with your little ones. It is easy for them to grasp and gives good hand-eye co-ordination practise. It helps with understanding turn-taking and is, off course, fun! We have played with them a lot since buying them and it is now one of my daughter's favourite games. She takes them to her grandparents as well to play with them there as well. They retail for £7.99 which I personally feel is too much for these and I would not have bought them if I hadn't seen them for half price. At around £4, I feel they are well worth it and would happily buy them again.
Summary: Well worth a look if you can get them on offer
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