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Game to Play with 3 Year Old

Hi moms, I was wondering if you can recommend a sort of interactive game mom and dad can play with a toddler of 3. My son plays a lot on his own but I wanted to buy games where he can play with me and his dad, this would teach him how to wait his turn and interacting with other players in a game. Your recommendations is greatly appreciated! Thanks.

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I love the old favorites....chutes and ladders (my son loves the superhero version), hi-ho cherry-o, red light green light but lately I really like Uno Moo. It deals with sorting by color and type.
Think of the games you loved as a kid and relive them.
Hope this helps!
Suzy and her men

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Candy land, shoots & ladders, card games (go fish, old maid, rummy) they sell kids sets. Memory, matching games

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You have got to try the Ladybug Game. My kids LOVED it!! And of course the old classics of Candyland, Chutes, hiho cheerio.

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I love the old favorites....chutes and ladders (my son loves the superhero version), hi-ho cherry-o, red light green light but lately I really like Uno Moo. It deals with sorting by color and type.
Think of the games you loved as a kid and relive them.
Hope this helps!
Suzy and her men

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My almost 3 year old grandson loves Hi Ho Cherry-o and also the match game type games...the ones that you turn the cards all upside down ( start out with just a few...maybe 10 and add more as he gets better at the game) and you turn over two at a time, trying to find a match...improves memory and concentration. He has requested Hungry Hungry Hippo for Christmas...it is a game that he plays with a young friend on play dates.
You could also make up your own games, using a simple deck of cards...have him match the numbers or the suits....or start teaching him how to put them into numerical order!!

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Candy land, Hi Ho cherrie O.

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Candy land, shoots & ladders, card games (go fish, old maid, rummy) they sell kids sets. Memory, matching games

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Just go to Amazon, and input "Toddler games" in the search box. LOTS will come up.

My son, recently turned 4. But at 3 years old and even younger, he loved games and still does.
Board games, outdoor games, even ring toss games are fun for them.... ANYTHING can be turned into a game... even helping you stir something when you are cooking... can teach him the things you mentioned.
That is what I do with my son and daughter.
My son currently likes to play Bingo.
ALSO great are 'memory' games... kids/toddlers love that.

The brand "Think Fun" also has AWESOME games... that an be played alone or with others. It is for adults AND children. My family LOVES this brand.... even my son and daughter. The game "Rush Hour " for example, is fun for kids. My son and daughter played that from 3 years old. They love it.
Amazon and Barnes & Noble has this brand of games.

all the best,
Susan

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My son (who is almost 3.5) likes Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Memory, and Sequence for Kids.

I also sell Discovery Toys, and there are a couple of board games from there that he loves as well:

Zingo: http://www.discoverytoyslink.com/esuite/control/product?P...

ABSeas: http://www.discoverytoyslink.com/esuite/control/product?P...

I got him the following games for xmas/Hanukkah and I think he's going to like them a lot. I have seen/played them all and they are a lot of fun

Big Hungry Bear game (you can play six different games with the same set of cards - it's great!): http://www.discoverytoyslink.com/esuite/control/product?P...

Big Hungry Bear book + CD (you need the book in order for the game to make sense): http://www.discoverytoyslink.com/esuite/control/product?P...

Short Vowel Fun (it's like Uno or Crazy 8s, but with words): http://www.discoverytoyslink.com/esuite/control/product?P...

Letter Fun Lotto: http://www.discoverytoyslink.com/esuite/control/product?P...

There are a couple of others too that are books and games that go together. Check out everything I sell at http://www.discoverytoyslink.com/karenchao I am more than happy to answer any questions and help you find the best toys for your son. All of our toys have a lifetime warranty, plus they are fun and educational (though the kids don't notice the educational part). I hope you'll check them out.

K.

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Cariboo by Cranium Games is a great first game. It has a fat key that you use to open doors. You know it is your turn when you are given the key and then you pass the key to the next person. A very concrete way for little kids to learn how to take turns.

Then Candyland was a favorite. And we love the games from Family Pastimes (tons of very creative cooperative games).

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