Kid Culture features fun and educational books and toys for kids. Toy recommendations are based on independent research conducted by The Toy Research Institute.
5 Second Rule by Patch Products
Ages 10 and older
Toy Tips: B+
Social Interaction: A
This family game is a fast-paced, social experience that will have three or more players thinking under pressure to name immediate thoughts to a topic card in just five seconds. It’s fun and humorous listening to some of your opponents’ thought processes. Our testers found this to be entertaining; game play continued for multiple rounds. Younger testers seemed to be able to keep up with older players.
Games that promote thinking skills are ideal for family members of multiple generations to play together.
Tip: This is an ideal game to break the ice or for family get-togethers.
Word Shout by Patch Products
Ages 8 and older
Toy Tips: B+
Social Interaction: B+
Players in this think-fast, talk-fast game roll the 10-letter dice. Play begins immediately as all players look at the dice and try to form words from the letters to earn points. Ideal for classroom use and as a homework helper forr school-aged children. Game play can enhance vocabulary and motivate players to learn new words from others.
Tip: Ideal for classroom use for rainy-day recess time.