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HN-EDI243 Educational Insights

Educational Insights Snack Shack Game

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Educational Insights Snack Shack Game

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Brand
Educational Insights
Dimensions
2D x 11.8W x 12.5H in.
Gender
Boys, Girls
Material
Plastic
Recommended Age
3 years and up

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  • Accommodates 2-4 players
  • Helps to develop child's counting and early math skill
  • Set includes board, Shelby squeezer, 40 bones, and 4 bowls
  • Also includes 1 double game spinner and an instruction guide
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Educational Insights Snack Shack Game
 
4.9

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Educational (39)
  • Interactive (38)
  • Engaging (36)
  • Lots of fun (34)
  • Durable (29)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Young children (34)
  • Indoor (29)
  • Entertainment (27)
  • Special needs (7)
  • Older children (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Parent of two or more children (23), Education oriented (18), Stay at home parent (16), Working parent (11), First time parent (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (22), No (17)

Reviewed by 39 customers

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5.0

Fun game with many benifits

By Busy Mom

from Waverly, Iowa

About Me First Time Parent, Working Parent

Pros

  • Durable
  • Educational
  • Engaging
  • Interactive
  • Lots of Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoor
    • Young Children

    Comments about Educational Insights Snack Shack Game:

    We love Shelby! Our 4 year old enjoys playing this game. He doesn't even realize he is using math skills, plus he is learning social skills of taking turns, playing fair and being a happy winner or loser. We love the the basic math that is used to play. Using the Shelby tongs to pick up the bones helps improve his "pincher" grip which his preschool teacher says is great for learning to hold a pencil correctly. With easy rules and the fun twist of being able to spin a chance to steel bones it's an easy game to play that holds his attention. We also find the bones work well for other counting activities. - I think this would be a great game in classrooms as well.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Best math game for younger children!

    By mopsiecalopsie

    from Brooklyn, NY

    About Me Education Oriented, Grandparent, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Educational
    • Engaging
    • Interactive
    • Lots of Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertainment
      • Indoor
      • Older Children
      • Special Needs
      • Young Children

      Comments about Educational Insights Snack Shack Game:

      This is one of the most durable games I've seen. The box doubles up as the seaside where one has to "dig" out Shelby's bones.
      This is a game where one spins the spinner to see how many bones one can get into ones bowl, the winner having the most bones.
      This game is super for beginner math skills. How many bones did you get last time, how many this time, how many altogether. You can bring in the math lingo, add, subtract, take away, how many together, etc. You know there are 40 bones in all, each one knows how many they have, how many in total do the others have etc. So many different wasy of utilizing counting with these bones, within the game it is fantastic.
      There is also the ey-hand coordination fo picking up the bones using the Shelby plastic tweezer-like squeezer, hoding on to the bone till you get to your bowl and dropping it in. Good fine motor skills and getting ready to write skills, holding the squeezer in a pen/pencil grasp etc.
      A definitely well rounded game for younger children.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Love this game!

      By Donna

      from New York, NY

      About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Educational
      • Engaging
      • Interactive
      • Lots of Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Entertainment
        • Older Children
        • Young Children

        Comments about Educational Insights Snack Shack Game:

        Absolutely love this game!! It is very cutely designed so the kids could not wait to play it. Using Shelby the dog as a tool to pick up the bones is genius. It works on the kids fine motor without them realizing it. Likewise, the counting is great number practice. I thought that the 2 step spinner took some time for the children to get a grasp of so I had to direct them at the beginning but it certainly made them more attentive to each players turn.Great fun for pre-k aged children!

        Great Gift!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Perfect game for preschoolers

        By Poko920

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc), Stay At Home Parent

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Educational
        • Engaging
        • Interactive
        • Lots of Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment
          • Indoor
          • Young Children

          Comments about Educational Insights Snack Shack Game:

          This is a very well made game with durable pieces and a cleverly designed box. My 3.5yo twins love it! I think they're finally at the age where they can follow directions and play a game correctly. They love using the Shelby Squeezer to pick up the little bones to put into the bowls. The game is an excellent way to practice their fine motor and counting skills. I 100% recommend this game and would love to try the other games by Educational Insights!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Fantastic game!!!!

          By Olivemom

          from Arlington Heights, IL

          About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

          Pros

          • Educational
          • Engaging
          • Interactive
          • Lots of Fun

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment
          • Young Children

          Comments about Educational Insights Snack Shack Game:

          Shelby's Snack Shack game was a breath of fresh air as far as games for young children go!!
          My 3 year old absolutely loved it!! I loved that it was a unique and updated version of your typical counting game!!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          A favorite game for the last 10 months

          By Quinn's Mom

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Working Parent

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Educational
          • Engaging
          • Interactive
          • Lots of Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoor
            • Young Children

            Comments about Educational Insights Snack Shack Game:

            My 6.5-year​ daughter loves this game. She got it for Christmas last year and still requests to play it often. I love that the game helps strengthen her "pincher" muscles. Instead of needing to pull out a playing board, the box is used as the board. Great game!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            great game for therapy

            By dnlljns, BCBA, SLP

            from St. Louis MO

            About Me Education Oriented

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Educational
            • Engaging
            • Interactive
            • Lots of Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Special Needs
              • Young Children

              Comments about Educational Insights Snack Shack Game:

              I recently received a complimentary Shelby's Snack Shake Game from Educational Insights. Thank you for the opportunity to use this game in my therapy sessions!

              This is another easy game – a great beginner game for teaching children basic rules of game play. I've already used this is in therapy and it's a hit!

              Visually, this game is awesome! I love the picture scene inside the box – the box serves as part of the game! That's one of my favorite aspects of these games! The box is usable and it stores everything, remains closed, and makes for easy storage. The materials are sturdy which is important with my young clients and makes for easy transport across therapy sites.

              The object of this game is to collect the most bones in your bowl. After all the bones are gone, players count the bones in their bowl. The player with the most bones wins! It comes with: the spinner (a double spinner!), the dog squeezer, 40 bones, and 4 bowls. Instructions are included and very simple. Instructions will be easy to refer to by the young children.

              Several of the features of this game are similar to my other post which include:

              •Social skills – turn taking, good sportsmanship
              •Fine motor skills/pre-handwriting – grasping bones (picking up bones with the dog, maintaining grasp until dropping bone into the bowl)
              •Math – counting, simple addition/subtraction, quantity concepts (give me 3, give me 5, take 4)
              •Game strategy – choosing color to steal or take as bones when player lands on the steal picture (hungry pug), choosing from whom to take bones (foresight, prediction – looking at all bones in bowls at that moment in the turn)
              •Requesting- player has to request a turn, dog or spinner. For children who are nonverbal and using PECS, I have an icon made for each of the items needed so that they can use PECS (or iPad/Proloquo2Go) to request the items needed.
              •Learning coping – "no big deal" when you lose a bone or turn (seagull, hungry pug, busy pug). Parents and therapists can model the "no big deal, it's just a game" in addition to talking about the feelings.

              However, this game incorporates basic counting and quantity concepts, which makes it a great tool for one of my current clients who is working on knowing what "take 3 bones means" or "give me 2 bones."

              Expanded of the game to be used as part of learning a bigger thematic unit:

              •Dogs (types, what do they eat? Play with stuffed dog and act out taking care of pet)
              •Stealing – use the concept from this fun "squirrel" way to discuss realistic scenarios
              •Emotions – sad (squirrel), feeling when someone takes your acorn or you take theirs, feeling when you lose a turn – match these feelings to emotion words (frustrated, sad, guilty, etc.)

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              Fantastic game

              By Jen

              from Western Springs, IL

              About Me mom of 3 boys, Preschool Teacher

              Pros

              • Educational
              • Fine Motor Practice
              • Fun
              • Reinforces Counting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practice Counting
                • Practice Fine Motor

                Comments about Educational Insights Snack Shack Game:

                My two year old and six year olds all love to play Shelby's Snack Shack! As a preschool teacher and parent of little ones I love that it reinforces fine motor skills along with counting. It is cute, well made and lots of fun!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                4.0

                simple counting fun

                By mommy of two

                from Torrance, CA

                About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Educational
                • Interactive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Entertainment
                  • Indoor

                  Comments about Educational Insights Snack Shack Game:

                  Be careful with small children because the small bones look like something edible. Easy to make more or less challenging for two kids of different ages to play.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome first game for toddlers!

                  By Teacher Rachel

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Educational
                  • Engaging
                  • Interactive
                  • Lots of Fun

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Entertainment
                    • Indoor
                    • Special Needs
                    • Young Children

                    Comments about Educational Insights Snack Shack Game:

                    Great starter game for toddlers! My three year old loved it! Not only is it interactive, but it's educational. The directions were super easy and the game was surprisingly sturdy! The box itself is used to play the game- which makes cleanup a breeze with the adorable plastic bones. I loved that their were no batteries to change:)
                    This game helped with counting! It also helped with taking turns (which we have a hard time doing). Using the Shelby Pug tongs to pick up the bones was a also a great way to reinforce small motor skills and lots of fun too! I loved watching my daughter learn sportsmanship as she was playing the game because you get to "steel" bones, add bones, or remove bones from your bowl.
                    I would recommend this game for teaching numbers, social skills or good family fun at any age! Definitely our new go to game to play!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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