First, I would like to thank Slooooks for being one of my Bloggers for Joplin Sponsors for the month of June. As a group, the Bloggers for Joplin have raised more than $1,300 that will go directly to benefit the residents devastated by the tornadoes. Thank you also to Melissa at Sippy Cup Mom for coordinating Bloggers for Joplin and making this all possible.
Are you looking for a fun educational game for your kids to play anywhere, even on vacation? Look no further. I would like to introduce you to Slooooks, winner of Dr. Toys Best Vacation product! This wonderful on the go toy is simple to use, and can be played by kids ages 3-12. It was created by a mom who learned from her kids what to look for in a great toy!
What is Slooooks?
Slooooks! is an educational and entertaining new game. The rules are simple and all ages can play together … and the game board folds up like a book so it can go everywhere!
To play, just open up the board. Spin the spinners to get the color and first letter of an object to seek, then flip the timer and start searching! If you find it before the timer runs out you score a point! You can play simple versions of Slooooks! for younger children, or choose Challenge Slooooks! or Speed Slooooks! for older children.
Slooooks! is the perfect on-the-go game. You can play inside, outside, at restaurants, in the car, at the beach, in a waiting room … wherever you’d like! When you are done, simply replace the sand timer and fold up the game.
Parents will like the fact that there are not a lot of loose pieces. Kids will like that it’s never the same game twice!
How was Slooooks created?
Slooooks! was created when Kate Patterson, an interior designer and mother of two, began looking for a way to make an engaging game for her daughter’s birthday party.
She started with a scavenger hunt, which the kids loved. Thinking it would be fun to play as a game on a regular basis, she created a scavenger hunt in book form. The kids liked it at first, but once they’d figured out all the clues they lost interest. Back to the drawing board! The result was Slooooks!, a cross between eye-spy and a scavenger hunt that’s different every time you play, and can go anywhere!
Kate has a degree in fine art and has run her own interior design business for 15 years. She lives in Grosse Pointe, Michigan with her family. She says that her two daughters taught her what to look for in a good toy.