Lately, Atticus has been pretty obsessed with fish – drawing fish, catching fish, watching fish, talking about fish… you name it. I’m pretty sure it all started a month or two ago when he got to go fishing with my dad. Ever since then, he has been fish CRAZY! That’s why I knew that Wonderworld’s Wonder Fishing Game was going to be a huge hit.
In this great game for kids (and adults ;)), the player rolls the die. After identifying the color that comes up, all three players attempt to “catch” the corresponding color fish. The game continues until all of the fish are gone. There are a few additional rules and catches in the game, but that’s basically the way you play. This is simple, straightforward, and perfect for young children.
The simplicity of the game also makes it easy to adjust the game based on the needs and age of the children you are playing with. For example, Atticus was a little overwhelmed by 3 people trying to get the same fish. We just made a small adjustment and took turns “fishing” for the right color. A small adjustment and we had a game that was perfect for his little 2 year old self.
Yes the Wonderwold Wonder Fishing Game was fun, but it was also a great learning tool. It helped promote color mastery, counting skills along with one-to-one correspondence (being able to know how many of something there is), and just the general social skills of playing a game.
So you have a fun game, and educational experience, and something the family can enjoy. What could make it even better? This toy, like many of the toys from Wonderworld, is eco-friendly. It is made in Thailand from environmentally friendly rubberwood and strictly using Non-Toxic Paints, Dyes and Lacquers and Formaldehyde Free Glue. How awesome is that? I also learned that Wonderwold started a “Tree Plus Program” that plants 2 trees for every one tree used in production. SO COOL!
My first experience with Wonderworld toys has been… WONDERFUL! They can definitely put me on their list of new fans. =)
About Ashley (Managing Editor at MomStart): Ashley is a mom, wife, sister, daughter, friend, and former teacher working to navigate through the mysterious world of Mommyia. Read more about her adventures at Momicles and follow her @Momicles2010 .
Disclosure – I was provided with a product to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.