Monday, November 12, 2012

Peapods Favorite #18: The Yoga Garden Kids Cooperative Board Game

Peapods Favorites is our continuing series about our all-time favorite toys. Keep and an eye on Facebook and Pinterest for more favorites through the holiday season!

Designed Jennifer Durand, a San Francisco kids yoga teacher, the Yoga Garden Cooperative Game is long-time Peapods favorite. It makes a great rainy day or birthday party game for kids ages 5 through 10 because it gets kids moving without creating chaos. Basically, the idea is to work together to plant a flower garden before the sun sets. The unique twist is that each player strikes a yoga pose during their turn and has to hold it until their turn comes again. The more players there are, the longer you have to hold your pose! 

We like cooperative kids games because kids aren't always very good at winning or losing, especially when playing against siblings. Anyone who has ever played Candyland with a 4 year old knows how this plays out. 

Players can still win or lose a cooperative game, but they win or lose together. So, you get all the fun with a lot less drama! With the Yoga Garden Game, brothers and sisters, friends and parents can play together, learn some yoga, and turn a boring sleepy afternoon into some lighthearted fun for everyone.
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