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PRODUCT: Orchard Toys Head, Shoulders Knees and Toes ( Toys Head Shoulders Knees and Toes

DESCRIPTION: A 2-4 player guessing game based on a well-known children's rhyme, where players must aim to collect all eight 'parts of the body' cards on their game boards. Includes 4 x jigged game boards, 32 x parts of the body cards, 1 x spinner and 4 x wild cards. Instructions included. Suitable for children aged 3 years upwards.

GOOD POINTS: The Head, Shoulders Knees and Toes game is another great product from Orchard Toys that is educational on many levels, and is based on a popular rhyme that children will know and love.

The game consists of a jigged game board which each player must assemble before starting, and which comprises eight pictures of children pointing to various parts of the body associated with the 'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes' song. The game also includes a series of individual cards containing these same pictures (called 'parts of the body' cards), four of each child, each with one of four coloured dots on the back of the card. Four additional wild cards are included which contain all eight 'parts of the body' on one card.

All these cards must be spread out on the table with the coloured spots facing upwards. Each player must spin the coloured spinner (containing the same four colours as depicted on the back of the cards) to determine which colour card they must choose. Before turning over the card, the player must make a guess as to the part of the body displayed on the other side of that card, by pointing to a part of their own body and saying it out loud. If the player guesses correctly, then they keep the card and match it to the corresponding picture on their game board. If their guess is incorrect, then the card is turned over again and play passes to the next player. A wild card allows a player to choose which body part they choose to match on their game board. The winner is the first player to complete their game board.

The instructions are detailed but simple to follow, and also contain ideas for varying the game rules to suit younger players. The packaging is also very informative and includes words to the song for your child to sing along to.

This is a fun and very educational game which not only develops matching and memory skills, but also reinforces naming and recognition of different body parts, and encourages problem solving, sharing, social interaction and communication.

BAD POINTS: None, other than there are lots of separate pieces which may be easily lost over time. Orchard Toys do however offer a very useful replacement service for any elements of their games (excluding puzzles) that do go missing!

PRICE: £9.25
First4Dads visitors will receive a free gift (Tangram) when they place an order at just by quoting promotional code M4D2.

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