“ Brand: Ravensburger / Age: 3 Years+ / Problem Solving „
The Postman Pat Memory game was bought for my nearly two year old son. The game is recommended for those aged 2 and a half plus, so although considered to be a little old for him there is still a lot of fun and learning he can achieve with this game.
The game itself is simple. There are twenty four cards in the box each with one of the eight different well known Postman Pat characters on. Each charcater has a pair, that makes 16 cards I hear you say! Well there are more than one pair for some of the characters. The characters include: Postman Pat, Jess the Cat, Mrs Goggins, Ajay Bains, Ted Glen, PC Selby, Dr Gilbertson and Charlie Pringle. On the reverse of the card is the Ravensburger logo. This is all you need in teh way of equipment to play this game.
So how do you play? Place the cards with the all of the character illustration facing downwards to the floor. Everyone who is playing (it is recommended that two to four players play this game at any one time), should choose two cards and turn them over to reveal the character. If it is a matching pair then that person gets to keep the pair and have another go. If it is not a mtching pair then the cards should be replaced face down in the same place and it is the next persons turn. This continues until all of the cards have been paired up and collected by someone who is playing. The idea is to remember where the characters are that previous players have turned over and so increaing your chances of getting a matching pair. The winner is the person who has the most pairs at the end.
Educationally this game is very versatile for developing memory and matching skills. As my son is younger we have strated by playing a matching game with the cards, so instead of turning all of the cards over they all have the illustration showing. You can also play sorting games such as find all of the characters that are wearing glasses/a hat/blue. This can incorporate clothing and colours, another learning opportunity. The game that is meant to be played can also be very versatile. You don't have to use all of the 24 cards provided. To make the game easier just use a few pairs and as the child improves with their memory skills you can increase the level of difficulty by increasing the number of cards used. A toddler has only a short attention span and so a quick moving and quickly developing game is important. You may feel that although your childs memory is very good that their concentration needs improving and this can be another reason for reducing and then gradually increasing the number of cards used.
The cards are good quality. They are made of a thick cardboard and so are not easily bent and would be very difficult to tear. heillustrations themseleves are accurate and colourful so grasping a child's interest from the start.
This game was actually bought for half price in Sainsburys half price toy sale so I think it was a bargain, great value for money! But at £5.99 I would still consider this game to good value as it has lots of potential for fun and learning.
This game comes in a number of different characters, including, Bob the Builder, Noddy, Lazytown, Disney Princesses, Disney cars, disney fairies, On the Fram, Powerangers and Thomas the Tank engine (plus lots, lotsmore)!. From such a wide choice you are bound to find one of your child's favourite characters.
We bought this card game for my daughter when she was nearly three years old. We bought it as a christmas gift in Toys r Us for £5.99.
The whole family loves this game it is so simple but so much fun. Inside the box you have 24 cards that have a character from the Postman Pat Television programme on one side and the Ravensburger logo on the other. The idea is to put the cards character side down and then take it in turns to turn over two cards and see if the pictures match. If you find a pair you keep those cards and the winner is the person who has collected the most pairs.
This game is good for improving your childs memory skills because as the game progresses you have to remember where each character was from a previous turn.
The cards themselves are made of thick cardboard and do not bend or tear. They are a nice size for little hands to hold and pick up. The characters featured include Postman Pat, Jess the Cat, Mrs Goggins, Ajay Bains, Ted Glen, PC Selby, Dr Gilbertson and Charlie Pringle.
We have had this game nearly two years and it is one of our favourites. It's not too difficult and it doesn't last very long so the children tend not to lose interest. They do like to keep picking up cards until they find two that match though! My daughter is now four and her younger brother is three and they both regularly choose this game. Even though it is well used the cards are still in very good condition and have no rips or creases.
There are many other characters available in this range including the Disney Princesses, Bob the Builder, Noddy and Thomas the Tank engine so you are sure to find a character that your children will love.
I have bought this game as a gift for a couple of my nephews and I would recommend it to anyone with younger children.
A fun pairs matching game with generously thick cards and easy rules for even the youngest of players. Each game contains a selection of images of different characters. Come play with Postman Pat, Jess and friends!