Insey Winsey Spider is a well known, much loved family classic. We have a book, a cuddly toy and now, thanks to Hubbard’s Toy Cupboard we have the Orchard Toys game too.
This is a game I remember playing myself as a child, with my Grandpa mainly. I loved to play board games, I still do, and it was a regular pass time on my many visits to my Granny and Grandpa’s. So, I love that Littlebit is already showing such an interest in board games herself, at only 3 years old.
We sit and play game after game on the afternoons
she returns from play school tired out from an active morning. Littlebit needs “down time” on her return from the busy day and sitting at the table playing a board game or two is a good alternative to parking in front of the TV.
We’ve got a number of board games but Insey Winsey is a firm favourite. Like all of the Orchard Toys games it is bright and colourful and immediately sparks interest from children when they see it.
The game comes with 4 different colour drainpipe boards – the first task is to sort and assemble these jigsaw like boards, 4 cute cartoony coloured spiders, 1 weather spinner, a number dice, a shapes dice and a dice shaker.
The greatest thing about this game is that is a 2 in 1 game. One side of the board is blank to use the number dice with and the other side has shapes to use, you guessed it, the shape dice with. So it is even better value! Littlebit already knew most of her shapes although we’d not learnt about semi-circles before. This was the first dice game we bought and Littlebit is learning to recognise and count the spots on the dice.
The game helps children with simple counting and identifying shapes. The idea is to be the first to move your spider up the drainpipe before it starts to rain.
Educationally Insey Winsey Spider develops shape recognition skills, improves addition and subtraction skills and links with Early Learning Goals and National Curriculum Maths Key Stage 1. So, not only is a fun game it is educational too.
While I think there’s a place for some TV in a small child’s life I’d much rather spend our downtime together playing games like Insey Winsey. And just look at her little face when she’s beats Mummy!
Hubbard’s Toy Cupboard are currently stocking this, and many other Orchard Toys games and puzzles amongst their fabulous range of toys at £8.99 both in store and online in their ALL NEW online shop. If you live locally you can even “click and collect”.
This is a review post. Although this game was purchased by myself we have since entered into partnership with Hubbard’s Toy Cupboard as a Shop Ambassador. All opinions are my own.