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Great fun; a few comments for use with a 3.5 year old
Reviewed in the United States on August 30, 2020
Great game - I LOVE the puzzle matching component. Cute cards! Great quality overall. Just a couple things I noticed when using this game with my 3.5 year old nephew:
1. Letters are colored on both sides so it's easy for him to get confused if they are right side up or down. Fine for older kids who need a challenge, but really tough on my nephew who is just learning the alphabet. I just colored the other side black with sharpie.
2. Letters that are similar in appearance are the same color or close - the letter C, U, V, and Y are all purple; M and W are orange and red; I and T are both green. Not a big deal for older kids. A good challenge, even. But my nephew struggles with this since he is just learning.
3. All the letters are related to animals. I understand that they wanted to keep with a theme, but words like jaguar, narwhal, hedgehog, quail, iguana, vulture, and yak are tough for kids that have not learned these words yet. And x-ray fish is kind of a stretch (but I think we can all agree that xylophone is no better.) Also, my nephew gets frustrated with me and refuses to accept that "A" is for alligator when he sees a crocodile. Clearly, he learned crocodile first. That part is just kind of funny because most adults cannot even tell the difference.
All that said, my nephew LOVES this game and begs to play "the ABC game" whenever he comes over. Despite the little nitpick-y things I pointed out, the most important is that he associates learning with fun. He truly finds this fun and we play with it in may different ways: hide and seek, fishing, racing to match, etc etc. The cards have been through all kids of abuse and still are clean and holding their shape.