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Does your family play board games together? We are a board game lovin’ family. We play all kinds of games. When our latest board game, Q’s Race to the Top, arrived, my kids were thrilled!
They could not wait to open the game and get it set up. At least once a week, we all sit down to a game together. I think playing games is such a fun way for kids to learn social skills like empathy and sharing. Plus, it’s always fun and exciting to try out a new game, which is why we are so excited to be part of this new campaign – Q Wunder Board Game Kickstarter Campaign!
EQtainment was created by a mom of 3 to help kids practice emotional intelligence with fun games, storybooks, and videos. Emotional intelligence is all about how well you practice self control, motivation, empathy, and social skills. Emotional intelligence is important for everyone as studies have shown that it can aid in career success, relationship satisfaction, leadership skills, health, humor, and happiness.
The game was easy to set up and had easy to understand instructions. It comes with a story book called Q’s Wild Ride in which Q, the genius monkey, learns to think of others and make better choices. My preschooler especially loved reading it together.
In the game, we help Q race to the top of his tree house by answering questions and doing silly actions. I played along with my two youngest children who are 4 and 10 yrs old. The questions are designed to promote identifying and verbalizing feelings manners, social skills, creative thinking, balance, and coordination.
There are three different colored squares to go along with different colored cards. The blue cards ask questions about feelings and gets kids to verbalize them. The green cards are for practicing good manners and are “what should Q do” type of questions. Lastly, and my kids favorite, are the red cards which are about self control, balance, and coordination.
As we got into the game, I loved how the questions really made them think about what they would do in a situation. The questions are worded in a way that my 4 year old can understand and answer just as easily as my 10 year old.
Every time my kids landed on a red square, they couldn’t wait to find out what silly action they had to do. I loved that the actions were something a 4 year old could do or even challenge a 10 year old.
In this action, my son has to flip his hands over with one palm always facing down and one always facing up. It seemed simple, but was quite the challenge, and definitely made us all giggle.
Q’s Race to the Top is a great game for kids as young as 4 to talk about feelings and emotions and making good social choices. After playing just a couple of times, I can already see both my children are showing more empathy and thinking about their manners.
This is a great game that makes it fun to learn something so important. Doesn’t it look like fun? Click here to head over to Kickstarter and be part of this great campaign!