Children's Books, Education, Toy Reviews

Little Global Citizens Box- Learn about Kenya

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Little Global Citizens Box- Learn about Kenya

It was all about Kenya this month. There was a lot to learn such as what a Kenyan child’s daily life looks like, his school journey and his favorite snacks. In Kenya there are so many animals around and the people live on their land and really are proud and are about their wildlife.

Little Global Citizens is a bi-monthly or box-by-box service that arrives to your home with all you need to absorb places around the world. In our Kenya box we got a story from a child, a snack, craft supplies, activities and a great book that had a recipe.

With so many children learning at home and parents new to embracing their education in a new way Little Global Citizens is great for teaching new cultures and it becomes such a fun family activity. There is so much to absorb in each box.

What you get with every Little Global Citizens box:
  • Authentic Guides
  • 2-3 educator-developed crafts with supplies
  • 2-3 screen-free cultural activities like games and puzzles
  • Language Skills
  • Recipes
  • High Quality Book
  • A huge dose of inspiration

Little Global Citizen boxes are created together with travelers, educators and parents. The ages for these boxes are recommended at 4-10 and that seems about right to me! As soon as they can not only complete a craft but can listen and learn the meaning of their craft, Little Global Citizens is right at their level.

October 2020 Box is: Peru! A percentage of all profits are donated to Room to Read. To get an idea of more and see other countries available in single box options, visit Little Global Citizens.

Toy Reviews

Johnny the Skull: Pirate’s Cove from Goliath Games Review

Comment: I was sent the game for review. Opinions are my own

Toy Review - Johnny the Skull: Pirates’ Cove from Goliath Games

What a week! This time last week we had no idea that our power flickering would lead to a long week of worsening fires on our hills and power, cell and internet outages for days. Some around us went on Level 3 evacuations while the rest sat in the dark with no services to stay updated. Smoke and embers all around and anxious kids with schools cancelled. Then I remembered about a new game I was just sent that is meant to play in the dark!

Johnny the Skull: Pirate’s Cove from Goliath Games is an electronic game that projects ghost images all around that you must blast away to get to the treasure.

As I had my son make his way to my office to retrieve the game I had him stop to capture this moment. As we could turn around to our window and view fire up in the hills from out valley, sitting in the dark was getting tense until we brought Johnny the Skull out.

To hear the fun spooky noises as images randomly appear all around the dark room on the walls and ceiling was so much fun. You have to be quick and accurate with your blaster that also makes noises so you know if you captured a ghost or not.

Johnny the Skull: Pirate’s Cove is now available at Target. It retails for $24.99 and well worth every penny. This WILL get played with and even since our lights are back on it has been played with again. That next boys (or girls) birthday party invite that comes in I know what gift I will pick up at Target because it is a blast (pardon the pun)!

Goliath Games has been dedicated to creating toys and games that inspire young minds and adults alike to reach beyond their imagination. Johnny the Skull: Pirate’s Cove is an example of the creativity and engagement that their toys bring for the entire family.

Buy Johnny the Skull: Pirate’s Cove at Target

Reviews, Toy Reviews

Easy Games That Kids Can Play By Themselves, or with Adults

3 Easy Games That Kids Can Play By Themselves, or with Adults

If you have never heard of AMIGO games before then you have never played European quality games that are as easy to play as the 5 or less rules to play any of the games. We love games in this house and as the kids get older some games get so complicated we are overwhelmed before we even start playing. This is never the case with AMIGO games we have played.

Below I will introduce you to 3 easy games from AMIGO

Eye Sea

Our favorite of these 3 easy games for the family is Eye Sea. Here is how easy it is – place 9 cards face up. Create phrases with the cards and everyone works at the same time to grab cards and make phrases. Play again by shuffling to mix which cards are out at the same time. The 120 cards offer millions of possible connections. Example: I was able to create ‘Sleeping Bag’ with these 2 cards from above. Buy Eye Sea on Amazon.

card game

Heimlich & Co. is another great mystery game that is easy to catch on. In this ultimate top-secret spy game secret agents collect classified information from a secret safe while trying to conceal their identities.

The players are assigned an agent to keep secret for the other players. You are to protect your agents identity. In game play when you roll the dice you can choose to move any agent you wish. The goal: score points & hide your identity. Keep notes and be ready to write down your guess on who has which agent or free agent. Buy Heimlich & Co. on Amazon.

Heimlich & Co

The third of the 3 easy games we have is Escape From the Hidden Castle. In this game of skill, you need to escape the castle while trying to avoid the phantom. The phantom speeds up as the game goes on, building drama and tension. Rolling the dice either moves you, hopefully into hiding or moves the Phantom.

Escape From The Hidden Castle is a few years old and derived from the popular game, Midnight Party. The object of the game is to get the lowest number of points. To stay extra safe, hide in a room that corresponds with your space. Only one player will escape! Buy Escape From the Hidden Castle on Amazon.

Haunted game

For every AMIGO game there are video instructions on how to play if you prefer to watch it in action. Like I mentioned, each game may have some fun and advanced themes but basically require cards or dice and moving pieces or solving puzzles. These are 3 easy games kids can play but there are more than. just these three. Visit https://www.amigo.games/.