Sure, we push trains around the train table, paint side by side every Sunday morning, and build epic block towers, but this is an actual game -- where there's a winner (and OK, it's usually my kid, but still, what a milestone). Here's how to play.
One to four (or just two, like JD and I) players sit on the floor or at the table. All the cards are laid out, picture-side down. If your tot is like mine, he'll love *matching up the car characters and racing to see who wins!
*Now, I'll be honest, at first my son didn't exactly get the game, so I flipped the cards and revealed all of the cartoon cars. He happily matched the sets one by one with careful thought -- it was thrilling to see him understand what pictures looked exactly the same. This is a great game for teaching and enforcing colors too.
What types of games do you play with your kids? Have you ever adjusted the rules to help your little one along?