Our children have always loved to spend time playing board games. My children are aged 13 to 31 though and now have somehow managed to create their own lives and don’t sit down and play them as much as we used to. The youngest (13) does still play whenever we have time.
But now, my grandchildren are living back with us (and our daughter) so we can start having even more board game fun again. The days are getting shorter and darkness arrives far too quickly so board games are the perfect solution.
Baby Beluga by Cooperative Games is an excellent solution to any type of down time and it keeps the kids away from electronics and television.
CooperativeGames.com, a California-based company, offers another option—cooperative play. Kids get together for fun collaboration, sharing and kindness to win as a group while playing these games. Their newest offering is The Baby Beluga Game ($34.95).
The catchy sing-along tune by Raffi was introduced in 1980. Now four decades later, the lovable whale is back, but in a board game. The Baby Beluga Game was created, cooperatively, by Raffi and fair-trade, indie game developer Suzanne Lyons of CooperativeGames.com. It features paintings by Ashley Wolff, who illustrated Raffi’s Baby Beluga book, and comes with a free download of the Baby Beluga song and a 32-page illustrated booklet.
NOTE: No the game does not involve a bowling pin….Not sure how that made it into the fun…
The game was designed by Lyons to support the loving, pro-social nature of children. Whales, like Baby Beluga, are intelligent animals that have happy social lives based on cooperation. There’s no better role model for cooperative play than Baby Beluga in my opinion.
The Baby Beluga Game • Ages 3+ • $34.95
The board game’s goal is simple — players win by helping Baby Beluga and Friends swim wild and free. As they ponder the next move, children from ages 3 to 10 do a little STEM learning, finding out about whales and ocean science in a fun way. Plenty of thought went into every aspect of the game and its contents. There’s even a little canoe to hold game pieces and keep them organized between play times!
My daughter is trying to help my 2 year old grandson but he wants to play with the game “his way”. No worries – as long as they are playing together and exploring all the game has to offer, we are still having fun!
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Until November 30th you can get 10% off with coupon code Blog10 when you purchase directly through Cooperative Games.
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