One of the best things that we have living in Antigua, Guatemala is my sons’ school. It’s a Green school focusing on nature, mindfulness and a lot of outdoor activities and learning.
This past year a new subject was added to their curriculum – Yoga.
This can be a hard class since no one really knows how kids will take to it. Which was a grand surprise to see that my oldest boy absolutely LOVES it.
Since the class is only offered once per week, to add more Yoga to his life I discovered two awesome games.
And they have truly become his go-to games that also double as perfect travel games for kids that we can enjoy at any hotel.
Travel Gear Review – Yoga Travel Games for Kids by ThinkFun
With this game he has become our teacher as well as improving his own experience with it.
- This is a A Fun Yoga Game of Flexibility and Balance.
- It offers kids 5 and up an introduction to yoga.
- Perform the pose on the corresponding Yoga Pose Card. If you can hold the pose for 10 seconds, you keep the card, and the first player to collect a card in each color wins!
These cards are great prompts for different positions to keep him stimulated and definitely challenge me on every level.
- It was made so kids improve flexibility and focus.
- There are 48 yoga poses for you to try.
- Each player starts with a Mission Card. The first player who correctly bends and stretches into the seven yoga poses on their Mission Card wins!
Information About Think Fun
- ThinkFun was founded in 1985 by husband and wife Bill Ritchie and Andrea Barthello under the name “Binary Arts”.
- Bill was a born puzzler. Andrea was no stranger to a challenge.
- The 80’s were a tough time for toy companies but they stayed strong.
- Bill and Andrea’s basement served as an assembly line, home office and distribution center.
- That was where the first product, the Hexadecimal Puzzle, was born!
- By the late 1980’s they had already introduced three mechanical puzzles to the market.
- In 1995, Nob Yoshigahara (a Japanese toy maker) introduced to them his Tokyo Parking puzzle. In the summer of 1996, they started making it with the name of Rush Hour, now an iconic best seller.
- They got the “Small Business of the Year” title by Microsoft in 1997.
- In 2003, they changed their name from Binary Arts to ThinkFun.
- In 2009 they launched their first puzzle app, Rush Hour for the iPhone, followed by versions for the Android, iTouch,and iPad.
Leave me recommendations for other travel games for kids that my family should try.