Little Action is unique in that it is designed particularly for ages 2.5 and up. It’s rare to find a game that is aimed at that age but Djeco is no stranger to understanding toddlers. Djeco is well known for producing top quality toys and puzzles for kids that stimulate imagination and social development. Their “Little” series of games are aimed to introduce basic game concepts to 2.5 year olds and up.
You may think a 2 year old is too young to play board games and I wouldn’t fully disagree with you. Games require a certain level of attention and focus which can be a challenge at that age (as well as ages 3-4). But that is why this series of games are so great; they provide an opportunity to practice the development of a toddler’s focus and direction. Games at this stage isn’t about competition or deep critical thinking. It’s about growing accustomed to gaming basics such as rules (understanding there is a certain way to play), taking turns (social cooperation), and winning/losing. It’s a stepping stone for future games that will be one step higher in complexity.
The “Little” series of games by Djeco each focus on a typical mechanism found in many games. Little Cooperation introduces everyone to working together to win. Little Circuit introduces a race game or “roll and move”. Little Memo introduces memory games (a mechanism that we always say is great for kids). Today we are looking at Little Action, a dexterity game for toddlers.
How to Play
In Little Action you draw one card which depicts action you must complete with the included animal toy figures to gain a ribbon award (1 point). Whomever collected the most ribbons wins. Some examples of the actions include:
Balance a figure on your head
Balance one figure on top of another figure
Throw a figure into the box lid
Throw and knock off a figure perched on top of an upright box lid.
Pass a figure around your body (behind your back and in front of your tummy) 3 times
Throw a figure into the air and catch it
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