Toy Reviews

Orchard Toys Farmyard Friends : Review

Recently I was introduced to Orchard Toys, makers of fun and educational games for children aged 18 months to 12 years.

We were provided with a brand new game to test and review, Farmyard Friends also this is to be Leah’s first board game, aged 2 this is perfect timing.

Farmyard Friends comes complete with;

4 animal scene boards

8 board supports

16 shaped animal cards

1 instruction leaflet.

The scene boards are double sided providing 2 games for different ability levels. On one side the various animals are on the same boards and the other side the animals are mixed up. The boards are easy to set up on the supports.

The object of the game is for your child to match the animals to their relevant board and simply post them through the letterbox. At the moment I have only had Leah play game 1 (where all the same animals are on the same board) but Lewis, aged 4, can easily complete game 2.

Top row is game one, bottom row is game two – Can you find ClearlyDaddy… I got photo-bombed!

Leah really does enjoy playing her new game, has made many daily appearances and she loves to have me sat with her watching her. It really has helped with her knowledge of animals, and also where the particular animals live. This game is also slowly helping Leah’s speech as she is slightly delayed compared to her peers and we are working on saying the animal words and making their noises.

Farmyard Friends is aimed at children aged 2-10 years, promotes learning to play in turns, sharing and having fun. Because Lewis and Leah are playing at different abilities it is difficult to get them to play nicely together and Leah also doesn’t want to share with her brother, preferring to play alone. In time we will crack this slight issue and hopefully they will learn to play together, where Lewis can teach his sister how to share and also matching of patterns.

All in all I am ever so impressed with this game we have tried out, it’s really caught both Lewis & Leah’s attention. It’s really good to actually see Leah sitting and concentrating on a puzzle to work out where something belongs. I can really see myself becoming a big fan of all games & puzzles from Orchard Toys especially if they continue to produce games like this!

This great game is priced at £9.50 which can be purchased direct from Orchard Toys.

**This is not a sponsored post, I was provided with the Farmyard Friends board game to test and review. All words and opinions are my own.

1 Comment

  1. Elaine Betteridge

    11th August 2014 at 10:08 pm

    I’ve seen orchard toys in tesco and wondered if they were any good, I will definitely be putting this in the Christmas to buy list!

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