I Spy Dig In is a game that helps young children improve their observation and matching skills. The game includes 4 double-sided game boards and 48 colourful plastic objects to find in a bowl of beads using tweezers. The game is perfect for solo or group play and improves children’s concentration and fine motor skills.
Patrice Badami 0:00
Hi, this is Patrice Badami, with Acorn to tree educational toy review and I wanted to share with you it’s called I Spy dig in, find it game, it’s by Briarpatch. And it’s simply adorable. And scholastic also helped to create this, the great game of frantic finding. So let me tell you how you play it. All right, so it has this little plastic bin here. And you have a timer. And what you do is on your turn, you mix the cards up comes with these cards, okay, and you mix them up. And the person who picks it, for example, here that has it in black, and white has it in color. So what they do is you can have the child, children who are a little younger, you can have them look at the colors, so that they’re able to determine looking at the big bowl of items, they can see it and identify it quicker. For the children who are a little older to make it more challenging, you can offer them the gray side, so they know what the object is, but they don’t know necessarily what color it is. So that’s again, a way of adjusting for the needs of your child. So the way it works is you put the timer, so they pick, you pick a card, and it’s it tells you what to dig for, you need to get three items. And so that’s what they do. So they’ll perhaps look on this side. And they’ll look that up, right, and then they just start digging through here. And they have until the timer runs out to find the three items. So this is really cute. And I love the ability for you to change based on your child’s needs. You can interpret games, like I’ve said before, and your own way based on your child’s needs. But here, they actually build it right into the cards. So this is a very good game, because it helps children to one identify colors, to their identifying common shapes and learning the words for these shapes. And three, it helps kids also to be able to recognize shapes, based on the side that’s the gray side, they’re able to determine what you know, by looking at the picture, they can look and say, Okay, it’s rounded, it’s a hat, maybe. So it’s really cute. And it’s, it’s just a nice little game for children to start building their confidence in learning language by understanding the common words and the common items here. So we have a bicycle, it’s also helps with their color recognition, shape recognition, being able to quickly look at something visually visualize it in their head, and then identify it in the bowl. So it’s a very, very cute game. All the people you know, and this is challenging, let me tell you, you can actually have adults get involved with this, because it’s not that easy. What I would do is for younger children, I wouldn’t offer them this many pieces, I would offer just probably a few of the pieces that they’re looking for plus maybe a handful more, I this might be frustrating for a younger child. So that’s what I would do, I would just take the game, pull out all the pieces, do this ahead of time, and then just offer them just a handful of cards. Because when you’re working with younger children, five and younger, they get annoyed, and they get they feel frustrated quickly. So I would only do like three or four cards. And then again, separate most of them out with the ones that are on the cards with a few different pieces in with that maybe four or five pieces in addition to what’s on the card. So then they feel successful. You want children to feel successful, not just in work that you’re doing with them, but also when you’re playing with games. Because when they start to feel that sense of frustration and giving up, that’s not something that’ll carry over into the educational piece and you don’t want that you want games to reinforce concepts from school. And you also want games to encourage participation, turn taking, having patience and learning. So let’s take a look at the box again. It’s called I Spy dig in find it game by briar patch and Scholastic see if you could find it.