Thursday, March 31, 2011

Toddlers favorite toys - Candy Land with a twist!

One of the purposes of the Best Toys for Toddlers Club is to create reviews with a little twist. What this really means? It means that we're trying to share some new light on some old toys. You probably know what we're talking about here already. We want to make sure that each of the toys we have in our home gets full use. And in more than one way (the way toy creators intended it to be!). There are couple reasons for this way of thinking: first, most kids get bored with their toys really fast and it's in our hands to make it interesting for them once again. Second, most of us really don't have as much money as we would love to have and can't buy new toys so often as we would like. This is why we can do that twist and think of the alternative ways to use the toys we already have in our homes.

Now, the toy we're talking about here today is one of the classic board games, and most of you probably have it in your homes. It's a Candy Land board game by Hasbro.

It's a great game: simple and easy for toddlers and preschoolers and really, really great choice for 1st board game. But as every other game, it can become a little boring, a little too ordinary after a while. So, here is an article with 5 additional ways to use Candy Land board pieces to make things interesting again (including simple exercise like matching game, I spy, sorting, concentration game and more advanced letter recognition game). For full details how to play each of these variations check Candy Land Board Game for Toddlers.

Please, take a look and share your own ideas either here or in the comment box at the bottom of the article! Even better, if you have another idea, and you blog about it, leave us a link and we'll link back to your post!

Have fun!


  1. Aww, Candy Land, a personal favorite!!! Great alternatives on the link!

    I know, while teaching First Grade, a kiddo approved activity was to create a new game out of an old one! It is amazing to see what their little minds can come up with!

  2. I haven't had much luck with boardgames with my kids. None of us seems to have enough patience. Maybe Candy Land will do it?


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