Find It Mythical Creatures

Find It game Mythical Creatures

You’ll be looking for the 40 items listed on the top cap  plus a mystery object disclosed in the playing cards. Every object has an assigned value, from one to 20. Spotting Bigfoot earns one point, the mystery object eight, and the often elusive penny inside every Find It tops all the others at 20. With multiple ways to play, the Find It Mythical Creatures toy challenges your knowledge of folk tales and supernatural beings from around the world. Keep a dictionary or Wikipedia handy while going down the list. Otherwise, when you see the word hippocampus, you might think of the region of our brain thought responsible for emotions and memory, and although that’s true, you’d be missing a chance to identify one of the fish-tailed horses of Greek Mythology. The beauty of Find It Mythical Creatures is the chance to find out who’s who and what’s what, then check each off the list. While concentrating on finding out about the Jersey Devil, a kraken, or a troll or taking note of the similarities and differences between a hippocampus and a manticore, you’ll feel more relaxed. Play is the ultimate distraction, the perfect antidote to stress, and the best way to learn. Remember how impressed adults are by preschoolers who can identify and pronounce the names of dinosaurs? Mythical Creatures entices players to learn more about these rich traditional stories and create their own tales. Find It makes an ideal gift for a child or adolescent in hospital by providing distraction and inviting social interaction. With themes ranging from Kids World and Eww Gross to Where’s Waldo and At the Beach, there’s something to excite everyone.

 

Find It Eww Gross

Find It game Eww Gross

Altogether you’ll be looking for the 40 items listed on the top cap  plus a mystery object divulged in the playing cards. Every item has an assigned value, from one to 20. Stinky shoes earn one point; the mystery object brings in eight. The often elusive penny inside every Find It tops all other items at 20. With multiple ways to play, Eww Gross could spawn a Gross-a-thon with the winner being named Chief of Gross.

Eww Gross provides hours of “purposeful play” as players search out revolting finds. Find It games are versatile “contained adventures” for one or more players who can decide to suspend play, then resume as time, opportunity, and interest permit. Players keep track of the finds and pick up where they left off when play resumes. This encourages spontaneous play, both alone and with others. Adults and children can play together, taking turns or joining forces, and will delight in the experience as found objects trigger laughter, memories, and storytelling. This is the Find It for those, typically early elementary school-aged boys, who delight in barf, boogers, and pee.

Find It both requires and improves concentration and focus. Focusing on the search for objects relieves stress by distracting players from whatever else might be going on. Keeping a favorite Find It handy can prove indispensable in preventing meltdowns and in rebuilding afterwards. Find It also makes an ideal gift for a child or adolescent in hospital by providing distraction and inviting social interaction. With themes ranging from Mythical Creatures and Dinosaurs to Kids World and Eww Gross, there’s something to entice everyone.

Find It Kids World

Find It game Kids World

All objects are listed on the top cap and the enclosed Ways to Play guide lists an assigned value for each item. The easiest to find earn one point while the elusive penny earns 20. Double-sided playing cards provide additional games for two or more players.

Find It Kids World provides hours of “purposeful play” as players search for letters and objects. Find It games are versatile “contained adventures” for one or more players who can decide to suspend play, then resume as time, opportunity, and interest permit. Players keep track of their finds and pick up where they left off when play resumes. This encourages spontaneous play, both alone and with others. Adults and children can play together, either working together to find all the objects or in friendly competition.

Find It both requires and improves concentration and focus. Focusing on the search for objects relieves stress by distracting players from whatever else might be going on. Keeping a favorite Find It handy can prove indispensable in preventing meltdowns and in rebuilding afterwards. Find It also makes an ideal gift for a child or adolescent in hospital by providing distraction and inviting social interaction. With themes ranging from Mythical Creatures to Dinosaurs and Wildlife, there’s something to excite everyone.

Find It Original

Find It game Original

The 40 everyday objects are printed on the top cap, and an insert assigns a value to each hidden object. The easiest to find ones each earn one point  while finding the elusive penny earns 20. Two-sided playing cards pose challenges for multiple players in search of hidden treasures.

The Find It Original game provides hours of “purposeful play” as players search for common objects. Find It games are versatile “contained adventures” for one or more players who can decide to suspend play, then resume as time, opportunity, and interest permit. Players keep track of their finds and pick up where they left off when play resumes. This encourages spontaneous play, both alone and with others. Adults and children can play together, either working together to find all the objects or in friendly competition.

The Find It Original game both requires and improves concentration and focus. Focusing on the search for objects relieves stress by distracting players from whatever else might be going on. Keeping a favorite Find It handy can prove indispensable at dispelling tension, preventing meltdowns, and rebuilding afterwards. Find It also makes an ideal gift for a child or adolescent in hospital by providing distraction and inviting social interaction. With themes ranging from Mythical Creatures and Dinosaurs to Where’s Waldo? and At the Beach, there’s a Find It for every age and interest. Discover the Identity Games Find It Mythical Creatures Toy!

Find It Wildlife

Find It game Wildlife

With 40 likely found in the wild objects, Find It WildLife makes planning an excursion to the zoo more fun.  All objects are listed on the top cap and the enclosed Ways to Play guide lists an assigned value for each item. The easiest to find earn one point while the elusive penny earns 20. Double-sided playing cards provide additional games for two or more players. For those who have been to the zoo, some of the hidden objects will be familiar, likely others previously unknown. Here’s a chance to find members of the animal kingdom you’re likely to spot in your own yard and others you hope you never do.

Find It Wildlife provides hours of “purposeful play” as players search objects you’d likely encounter in the wild. Find It games are versatile “contained adventures” for one or more players who can decide to suspend play, then resume as time, opportunity, and interest permit. Players keep track of their finds and pick up where they left off when play resumes. This encourages spontaneous play, both alone and with others. Adults and children can play together, either working together to find all the objects or in friendly competition.

Find It both requires and improves concentration and focus. Focusing on the search for objects relieves stress by distracting players from whatever else might be going on. Keeping a favorite Find It handy can prove indispensable for preventing meltdowns and rebuilding after one. Find It also makes an ideal gift for a child or adolescent in hospital by providing distraction and inviting social interaction. With themes ranging from Kids World and Eww Gross to Mythical Creatures and Dinosaurs, there’s something to excite everyone.

Find It At the Beach

Find It game At the Beach

With 40 beach related objects, Find It At the Beach makes any drive to the coast more enjoyable.  All objects are listed on the top cap and the enclosed Ways to Play guide lists an assigned value for each item. The easiest to find earn one point while the elusive penny earns 20. Double-sided playing cards provide additional games for two or more players. For those who have been to the beach, some of the hidden objects will be unfamiliar, perhaps even unknown. That’s a teachable moment, a chance to talk about how beaches and the creatures that inhabit adjacent oceans vary by location.

Find It Kids provides hours of “purposeful play” as players search for beach related objects. Find It games are versatile “contained adventures” for one or more players who can decide to suspend play, then resume as time, opportunity, and interest permit. Players keep track of their finds and pick up where they left off when play resumes. This encourages spontaneous play, both alone and with others. Adults and children can play together, either working together to find all the objects or in friendly competition.

Find It both requires and improves concentration and focus. Focusing on the search for objects relieves stress by distracting players from whatever else might be going on. Keeping a favorite Find It handy can prove indispensable in preventing meltdowns and in rebuilding afterwards. Find It also makes an ideal gift for a child or adolescent in hospital by providing distraction and inviting social interaction. With themes ranging from Mythical Creatures and Dinosaurs to Kids World and Eww Gross, there’s something to excite everyone.

Find It Dinosaurs

Find It game Dinosuars

With 40 objects likely found at an archaeological dig, Find It Dinosaurs makes planning a trip to a natural history museum more fun.  All objects are listed on the top cap and the enclosed Ways to Play guide lists an assigned value for each item. The easiest to find earn one point while the elusive penny earns 20. Double-sided playing cards provide additional games for two or more players. For those knowledgeable about prehistoric animals, some of the hidden objects will be familiar, others likely not. Here’s a chance to impress those who don’t know a brachiosaurus from a barnacle with your knowledge.

Find It Dinosaurs provides hours of “purposeful play” as players search for objects you’d likely encounter at a dinosaur dig. Find It games are versatile “contained adventures” for one or more players who can decide to suspend play, then resume as time, opportunity, and interest permit. Players keep track of their finds and pick up where they left off when play resumes. This encourages spontaneous play, both alone and with others. Adults and children can play together, either working together to find all the objects or in friendly competition.

Find It both requires and improves concentration and focus. Focusing on the search for objects relieves stress by distracting players from whatever else might be going on. Keeping a favorite Find It handy can prove indispensable for preventing meltdowns and rebuilding after one. Find It also makes an ideal gift for a child or adolescent in hospital by providing distraction and inviting social interaction. With themes ranging from Kids World and Eww Gross to Mythical Creatures and Dinosaurs, there’s something to excite everyone.

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Cooperative Games

Now is the time to explore ways for everyone to enjoy spending time together while schools are closed for the holidays. Fewer hours of daylight and dropping temperatures force us indoors where we’re all too likely to retreat into the digital world. Engaging in a shared activity hones our social skills, enhances our sense of connectedness, and builds memories. What can be challenging is finding something that children and adults enjoy doing together.

Cooking and crafts are easily adaptable so that all ages can participate together. Putting together puzzles and playing a board game are other options. Cooperative games level the playing field as everyone works together to achieve a common goal. From preschoolers to centenarians, all players “put their heads together” to solve a problem and come away with positive feelings. Everyone wins. No one leaves the game gloating or sulking, negative feelings that would surely cast a dark cloud over winners, losers, and everyone else in the house.

Megana Hosein, a mother of four, is an enthusiastic proponent of the value of cooperative board games. She writes, “I love how cooperative board games encourage interacting and thinking with children in a way that is rarely explored in our busy lives. It always amazes me to hear what they have to say about solving dilemmas within the game, and how this taps into greater topics of conversation that might otherwise have gone unrealized. Furthermore, new friends can easily be made over the commonality and cooperation in a board game, both with peers and with adults. Truly a gentle way to introduce social rules and simultaneously focus the active child while drawing out the shy one.”

PlayopolisToys sells cooperative board games from Peaceable Kingdom, each focusing on developing specific skills and designed to teach social skills – from following directions, to taking turns, and cooperating. Snug as a Bug in a Rug, with its three levels of play, develops visual discrimination, matching, language, cognitive, and fine motor skills.

With Stack-Up players aim to stack 12 blocks before the Stack Smasher topples the tower. Stacking is easy compared to what happens when a player spins a Challenge that adds a tricky task to stacking! He could be instructed to stack with one eye closed or while singing. Stack-Up develops eye-hand coordination and balance. Players practice color recognition and counting as well.

Cooperative board games are an ideal alternative to digital devices. Social engagement and sharing a pleasurable, interactive activity benefit everyone, young and old alike. What better time than the holidays to make memories by playing games?

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Intergenerational Play Rocks

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Thanksgiving Gatherings

Everyone benefits from purposeful intergenerational relationships. The gathering of family and friends to share a meal at Thanksgiving traditionally involves multiple generations. What better time to share activities that nurture connections among different age groups?

 PlayopolisToys serves the citizens of play, children and adults who delight in entertaining themselves with engaging activities. That’s what play is. Younger and older citizens having fun together form bonds that enrich everyone involved. Opportunities abound. Take a walk, share stories, read a favorite book aloud, create something, play a board game, preferably a non-competitive one, or go on a treasure hunt while sitting together on the sofa.

Cooperative Games Foster Teamwork

Cooperative games require players to work together toward a common goal. By putting aside competition and working cooperatively, non-readers and readers, preschoolers and high schoolers, parents and grandparents can play a game and everyone come away with positive feelings. Team work leads everyone to success, and no one leaves the game gloating or feeling like a loser. 

Megana Hosein, a mother of four, is enthusiastic about the value of cooperative board games. She “loves how board games encourage interacting and thinking with children in a way that is rarely explored in our busy lives. It always amazes me to hear what they have to say about solving dilemmas within the game and how this taps into greater topics of conversation that might otherwise have gone unrealized. Furthermore new friends can easily be made over the commonality and cooperation in a board game, both with peers and adults. Truly a gentle way to introduce social rules and simultaneously focus the active child while drawing out the shy one.”

Thwart Stink Bugs

Ever thought about hiding bugs under a rug before stink bugs show up and stink up the place? That’s the  challenges players face with Snug As A Bug in A Rug. One of more than two dozen fun-for-all-to-play cooperative games by Peaceable Kingdom.

With three levels of play, these skills-building games grow as players become more proficient. Create a team to solve these problems. Two players will do, but there’s room for more. Designed to be played in 15 minutes, these games offer a quick solution to the challenge of keeping the peace before and after Thanksgiving dinner.

Search for Treasure

Find It games, theme-based treasure hunts in a cylinder, invite intergenerational searches and both cooperative and competitive ways to play. Think of a day At the Beach, Wildlife, Dinosaurs, Mythical Creatures, or anything that elicits the comment Eww Gross.

For those who thrive on challenges, Mythical Creatures is the ultimate Find It for intergenerational play. After all, two heads are better than one, and the more heads, the merrier the conversation.

Mythical Creatures requires knowledge of folk tales and supernatural beings from around the world. Keep a dictionary or Wikipedia handy while going down the list. Otherwise, when you see the word hippocampus, you might think of the region of our brain thought responsible for emotions and memory, and although that’s true, you’d be missing a chance to identify one of the fish-tailed horses of Greek Mythology. The beauty of Mythical Creatures is the chance to find out who’s who and what’s what, then check each off the list. While concentrating on finding out about the Jersey Devil, a kraken, or a troll or taking note of the similarities and differences between a hippocampus and a manticore, you’re happily learning, making memories and nurturing relationships.

Remember Waldo?

Find It Where’s Waldo? challenges players to put away their magnifying glasses and shake and turn the cylinder in search of all objects Waldo.

You’ll be looking for the 40 items listed on the top cap. Every object has an assigned value, from one to six. Spotting Wenda’s camera earns one point, Woof’s bone two, and Woof three. Waldo’s hat or Whitebeard’s scroll adds four, a snowman five, and the messenger bag or Waldo’s key six. With multiple ways to play, Where’s Waldo? keeps you alert and sharp eyed. English illustrator Martin Handford published Where’s Waldo? in 1987, making this a walk down memory lane for the parents and grandparents of new generation. Something old is new again and inviting intergenerational play.

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How Play Increases Concentration and Focus

What’s the attention span of a goldfish? What’s yours? According to a Microsoft study, a goldfish averages nine seconds, one second longer than the average human. Not so long ago – at the turn of this century – the average human attention span was 12 seconds. Not long, but longer than a goldfish. Our waning ability to concentrate causes problems for children and adults alike. When we’re inattentive, our productivity suffers: tasks take longer, we make more mistakes, become frustrated and stressed out. What are we to do?

Play more. While engaged in play we naturally pay attention. We’re concentrating on an activity that gives us pleasure. We’re in the present, oblivious to time, not easily distracted. Relaxed and confident, we’re apt to take glitches in stride, assess the situation, and apply our creativity to finding solutions.

Play is recreation, an activity we choose to do for the pleasure we derive from doing it. Play relieves stress, giving us a fresh perspective and  renewed focus. Play is essential for everyone, at every age. Playing games is a traditional pastime adults and children can enjoy together.

Find It, a series of thematic games designed for players six years old and up, requires players to search for objects hidden among plastic pellets in a cylinder. These intergenerational “contained adventures” both require and reward concentration and focus.

The top cap of each game lists the objects hidden in the cylinder. An enclosed guide assigns a point value to each object: one point for the easiest to find and 20 for the often elusive penny hidden inside every Find It.

A pack of double-sided playing cards expands play possibilities for two or more players. Finding objects is the aim of the game, whether played alone or with others, cooperatively or competitively.

Find It game about mythical creaturesConsider Mythical Creatures with 40 hidden objects. What better way for a child to learn about folk tales and supernatural beings from around the world than with a favorite adult who might know what’s what? Some objects will be familiar, but expect to be baffled and have to search for answers.

Otherwise, when you see the word hippocampus, you might think of the region of our brain thought responsible for emotions and memory. That’s true, but you’re looking for a fish-tailed horse from Greek Mythology. The fun is in finding out who’s who and what’s what. While concentrating on finding out about the Jersey Devil, a kraken, or a troll or taking note of the similarities and differences between a hippocampus and a manticore, you’ll feel more relaxed.

Play is essential. We learn while playing. Play more. Stress less. Pay attention. Concentrate. Focus. Thrive.

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