Top Preschool Games for 2009

While walking the aisles of this years Toy Fair, I came across hundreds of spectacular games for all ages. Here are some of my favorite new games for preschoolers that are coming out later this year!


CANDY LAND: SWEET CELEBRATION GAME

(Ages 4 years & up/Approximate Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 09)

In celebrating their 60th birthday, Hasbro put a whole new twist on Candy Land. Kids now will build their path to the Kings castle. There are two new destinations in Candy Land – Captain Kidd Cone’s Ship, the SS Neapolitan, and the Chunky Chocolate Mountains. The first to reach the celebration with your treats and you will become the guest of honor at the party! HASBRO GAMES

CURIOUS GEORGE BEACH DISCOVERY GAME

(Ages 3 years & up/Approximate Retail Price: $12.99/Available January 09 exclusively at Target and Target.com)

Kids are going on a scavenger hunt with Curious George. Kids flip a card to reveal their challenge. Then they have to search for sea creatures and colorful treasures hidden below five secret beach locations. But, if the game spinner lands on a wave, you shake the box and the treasures will slide and hide in new locations. I CAN DO THAT! GAMES

FANCY NANCY TEA PARTY GAME

(Ages 3 years & up/Approximate Retail Price: $14.99/Available Summer 09)

The object of this game is to collect Colorforms pieces to create a tea party scene with Fancy Nancy. There are skills such as color matching and decision making that is necessary to achieve this goal. UNIVERSITY GAMES

GIRAFFALAFF LIMBO

(Ages 4 & up/Approximate Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Fall 09)

Do you remember Chicken Limbo? This is an updated, more modern version of “How low can you go?” There are six different types of limbo styles you have to perform. The child that can go the lowest wins! HASBRO GAMES

DR SEUSS SUPER STRETCHY ABCs

(Ages 3 years & up/Approximate Retail Price: $16.99/Available: Fall 09)

This game gets kids to S-T-R-E-T-C-H in all different directions while learning their ABCs and 123s. You have your Dr Seuss Oversized mat, and kids spin the Thing 1 and Thing 2 Toy-nado to find out their letter to body part challenge. You collect tiles as you complete challenges, and the child with the most tiles wins! I CAN DO THAT GAMES

RUMMIKUB KIDS’ EDITION (RUMMIKUB FOR KIDS)

(Ages 5 years & up/Approximate Retail Price: $14.99 /Available: Summer 09)

This is the first time there’s been an edition of Rummikub for younger children. This will help kids develop number and colors and fosters reasoning’s. The key to this game is that it’s designed with shapes that help children self correct their moves. PRESSMAN GAMES

SCATTERPILLAR SCRAMBLE GAME

(Ages 4 years & up/Approximate Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 09)

This game looks really easy, and then you play. All you have to do is place the colored marbles in the Scatterpillar’s hands. But this Scatterpillar dances and wiggles, and makes it an adventure. HASBRO GAMES

UNO MOO! PRE-SCHOOL GAME

(Ages 4 years & up/Approximate Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 09)

UNO Moo! Has the fun of UNO but is designed for preschoolers, featuring a simplified UNO game play and 28 farm animal figures. The object of the game is to be the first to get rid of all your barnyard animals by matching colors and figures to get your animals in the barn. When you get down to one figure – you must yell “UNO Moo”! The first player to successfully move all of their barnyard animals into the barn wins! MATTEL GAMES

Don’t forget to check out my list of TTPM’s favorite games for Family Game Night!

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