Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Treasure Trax {review}

If you're looking for a fun and entertaining game for preschoolers, you might be interested in Treasure Trax.  Treasure Trax is a scavenger hunt designed especially for preschoolers.  It is a simple, active and exploratory form of play for 3-5 year old children.  The premise of the game is so easy.  You use the sets of cards to create "clues" for your preschooler to hunt.  There are 60 cards total, with 30 location cards, 18 clue cards, and 12 jungle animal cards.  Basically, you start with one picture card, and your preschooler follows it to the clue to find the next picture card.  So if your child has a stuffed giraffe, send them off with the giraffe card to find the next clue!  You could really make this game as easy as your preschooler needs, or as complicated as they would enjoy.

There is also a personal explorer scavenger bag, which is the perfect size for preschoolers to collect their clues.  If you take a "mix and match" approach, you have a huge possibility of hunts to create!  The instructions are clear and creating the hunt is easy enough that even big siblings can help.

The cards are bight and colorful, so very appealing to the average preschool eye.  They are also large and sturdy, so they are easy for younger children to hold, and they can stand up to a bit of abuse from the preschool crowd.  This is always a plus in my book!

With a 4 year old, I knew this would be a delightful game for him.  It's exciting and is always different, because of the numerous combinations you can do.  The best thing is, it requires thinking and is an active game.  I love when an activity gets kids moving!  It is also easy for children to learn how to do on their own, so my 4 and 7 year old can even entertain themselves.  Now that is hard to do with games, because of the immense skill difference at this age, but since there's no reading or adding required, it's simple enough for my youngest, but challenging enough with creating the clues for the older one.

I think this game is great for families, but would also be fun in any preschool classroom setting.  It retails for $19.95 and only takes a few minutes to set up and a few minutes to play, but the many combinations make it useful for long-term enjoyment.

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