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SmartGames {Giveaway} – CLOSED

Disclosure: This could be a sponsored post or contain affiliate links (which means I earn a percentage of the sale), but all opinions are strictly my own.

The other morning, I was really getting ready for the day after taking my older son to preschool (in yoga pants and a ponytail…), and I realized that it was just a little too quiet for my now two-year-old to be playing by himself without a problem.  I called out his name, but he didn’t answer.  I walked into the living room and still didn’t hear anything.  I looked through the bedrooms and couldn’t find him anywhere.  I started to get a little panicky, but then I heard a little voice say “Mom” from the side of my bed.  Evidently, my just-barely-two-year-old had gotten my Kindle Fire out of my purse and figured out how to turn it on, find the game he wanted, and then actually played it for a few minutes quietly.  I’m not exactly sure I should be proud of this…

I have my teaching certification and taught elementary school before I had my boys and my husband’s degree is in Human Development with a emphasis in Special Education, so we have quite a toy room that has more of what I like to call “activities” than toys.  I’m not a huge fan of anything with characters on it, and I love activities that are open-ended and allow for lots of learning.

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When I came across the SmartGames website, I was in heaven!!  They offer so many games and toys that focus on strategy, using logic, and problem solving for ages 3 and up.  Their SmartGames page has a search option that allows you to choose age range, material, travel game or not, and theme to select a SmartGame that best fits your abilities and interests.  Here are a few examples:

catCat and Mouse Go-Getter : Help furry critters find their way through a maze of possible paths in these brain-teasing, logic-building puzzles. Arrange the nine tiles to build connecting paths between the icons pictured on your selected challenge. But watch the road – be careful not to veer off course or get stuck in a dead end!angry birds

The game my two-year-old was playing on the Kindle Fire?  Angry Birds.  And, frankly, he was more successful at that game than I am.  Here’s an educational twist on this favorite.

Angry Birds Under Construction : This puzzle game, based on an award winning SmartGames design, will make your brain chirp! Using all 4 playing pieces, make sure you end up showing only the right pigs. Sometimes an angry bird will manage to show itself! More challenging than you would think…For one player, ages 7 and up.

smart car

SmartCar : SmartCar is a wooden game that evolves with your child growing skills. Can you assemble a car with the included wooden pieces? The model remains the same but the car construction plans get more and more difficult!

We received a SmartCar to review, and we all loved it!  I started playing it with my four year old during quiet time, and he loved going through each of the challenges until about half way through the booklet.  After my two year old woke up from his nap, he saw the SmartCar and enjoyed putting pieces together and making a car.  And, after both boys went to sleep, my husband and I stayed up and finished the challenges in the booklet together.  🙂

We loved the game itself and the fact that it could still be used as an open-ended toy, but I was incredibly impressed with the workmanship of the Smart Car.  The pieces are made of sturdy wood, and I imagine that it would last us for quite a few years without any problems.

SmartGames is offering a SmartCar to one Dandy reader!

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** This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only.

** The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the morning of May 9th and will be emailed within 24 hours.  If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

** This posting and giveaway were sponsored by SmartGames, but all opinions are strictly my own.

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Comments

  1. vivian s says:

    Angry Birds Under Construction for my 3 yr old son

  2. Lisa Davis says:

    Love all your giveaways!! Thanks!!

  3. Lisa Davis says:

    Angry birds under construction

  4. Kathy L. says:

    My Grandkids love Angry Birds!

  5. Brandi says:

    IQ Puzzler 😀

  6. Ashley C says:

    I like the Titanic game, it’s a neat twist on road block

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  7. I love the SmartCar!

  8. Megan L says:

    I would have fun with my girls enjoying the Castle Logix game. I like puzzle games like that, and my girls have been into princesses lately, so I think they would like it too.

  9. Michelle B says:

    the smart car!

  10. HappyMomC says:

    I love the Bunny Peek-a-Boo for my youngest one!

  11. Alisha S says:

    The Smart Car looks really cool. 🙂

  12. Laura Jacobson says:

    Other than the SmartCar…thats my fav! But…I also love the Penguins On Ice!

  13. Angry Birds smartgames

  14. Livivua Chandler says:

    i like the smart car and angry birds

  15. Mary Dailey says:

    The grandkids love anything Angry Birds!

  16. Sarah A says:

    My daughter would love the angry birds smart game

  17. Bonnie Mousley says:

    I like Trucky 3

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