Jaxon is my 3 year old son, he is a very sweet little boy. Not too many people know that Jaxon is developmentally delayed, they just assume he’s younger than he really is which is why he does not talk. He wants to play games with his older 2 siblings but he don’t understand a lot of them and/or he can’t read yet. I’m happy that Peaceable Kingdom sent me the game Feed The Woozle for Jaxon!
Finding a game for a 3 year old is tough, even tougher when the child has a delay or disability, Feed the Woozle gets kudos from National Autism Resources, saying cooperative games are helpful therapeutic tools. Once I read the rules it seemed like something that would be good for Jaxon, it was simple with the easiest rules, roll the die and then feed the woozle that many of his “favorite foods” by walking them to him on the big spoon without dropping them. Jaxon was so thrilled to be able to roll the die, it did take some patience on our part to help him understand taking turns and what to do once he rolled the die (he wanted to keep rolling it over and over).
I honestly didn’t realize how hard it would be for Jaxon to walk a few feet to the woozle without dropping them, that made me realize this was good for his motor skills and coordination to play this game, also the taking turns is part of social, so this game covers a variety of different developmental areas as well as teaches counting up to 3.
When we first played it was myself with the 3 older kids, all of us were laughing about the funny favorite “foods” such as sand pizza or bathwater chili. Jeff even tried to “feed” Jaxon a funny food and he was more than happy to open his mouth to “eat” it…it was fun to just sit around and laugh together.
Everything in Feed The Woozle is made of thick, sturdy cardboard so it’ll last for quite awhile! You can buy Feed The Woozle on Peaceable Kingdom’s site for $19.99.
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