What It Is
Spot It Jr.! Animals is just like the original Spot It! game only simplified for younger children. There are five ways to play the game, but the object of the game is always the same: to find two matching cards. Spot It Jr.! Animals features 31 brightly colored cards with six different animal images on each card. But there is only one matching animal between any two cards. Players try to be the first to find the match. Depending on which of the game variations you're playing, the player with the most cards, no cards, or fewest cards wins.
The game comes with 31 cards and illustrated rules packaged in a tin canister. It is for two to six players.
Why It’s Fun
This is a fun matching game for younger children that is designed to stimulate visual perception and matching skills as well as support quick mental processing and sharpen cognitive skills. It's easy to learn how to play, but challenging because there are times when the match is instantly visible, and then there are times when the match is a little harder to find. The compact storage canister makes it easy to take and play Spot It Jr.! Animals on the go.
Little kids especially like the basic challenge this game offers, and they'll be engaged in observing pretty quickly. The real excitement—and the learning—comes from kids suddenly perceiving a match where they had not been able to see it initially.
Who It’s For
Spot It Jr.! Animals is for ages 4 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
There are other Spot It! versions available for ages 6 and up.
Kids have different perceptual abilities at a young age, so some kids may get frustrated at times, particularly if they are competing. Parents and caregivers can make the most out of the game with such a kid by pointing out the matches and encouraging the child to keep trying.