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Animal Action, a Mama May i Game
Our family was thrilled to learn we were going to have the opportunity to review Animal Action, a new game from Mama May i. Recently, it has been apparent that many families are seeking opportunities to build memories and create experiences together. It has also been apparent to me that some families are seeking out a creative, natural way to play that will enhance imagination and creativity as well as family life. It seems that Mama May i hit the nail on the head combining a natural product, that allowed for creative growth and exploration as well as much joy — all in one exceptional but simple game.
This game was identified as a game for younger children, but as a larger family that enjoys time together with a wide range of children, this game seemed like the perfect fit. Last night as we played, we all enjoyed laughing as mom jumped around like a dragonfly and dad slithered on the floor like an earthworm. The kids acted too, but the most voracious laughter occurred when mom and dad were acting their animals out. The game can be played a number of ways but tonight we explored it as charades.
What Exactly is Animal Action?
Animal Action is a wooden tile game, played much like charades, that engages all children in acting like the animals on the tiles. You can have as few as two players or as many as you wish. Each player takes a turn reaching into the compartment and drawing a tile. The person then acts out the actions the animal on the tile might make. Other players can guess what the person is acting out when they play.
This game can also be used for parents to modify behaviors and allow children to have fun doing chores and following directions. You can play the game in many different ways, which allows families to use it for years to come.
What Do I Like About Animal Action?
- Encourages unique play — I was able to use the tiles in my “magic bag” to give my son an opportunity to do things in a different way. He was able to pull out a tile to see how he would “walk” on errands, clean up his toys and follow directions.
- It’s versatile — The versatility was unique because all of our children were engaged. We were able to play a FAMILY game with children as young as 1 and as old as 9.
- It was a natural toy — The game employed imagination and creativity.
More about Mama May i
With the birth of her children and all the new little people in her life, Jessica found herself searching for toys that met her educational and design standards. Inspired by these little explorers, and her understanding of Montessori and Waldorf methodologies, Jessica Perkins began making all of her creations with the belief that children make sense of their world through sensing their world. After years of making, creating, and gifting her creations to friends and family, Jessica decided to start selling her goodies.
Since the launch of Mama May i in 2009, Jessica’s passion for artistic expression through toys has blossomed into a business supported by mamas and papas all over the world. Mama May i’s handmade learning toys blend the best of developmental psychology and design to offer a unique learning-through-play experience.
Where Can You Find Animal Action?
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This blog post was written by Ellie while she was a blogger for Jersey Family Fun.