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Ratini Brothers’ Alphabet Circus

Primary Category: Cognitive Development

Subcategories: Academics, Depth Perception, Problem Solving, Gross Motor Skills

Description of how the game can be used to fit the categories: The alphabet circus game is a great educational resource for players to practice the alphabet and reading skills. When the player throws the bean bag onto the mat, they must identify the letter that they land on. This helps to practice letter recognition. Depth perception is involved in this task as the player has to judge how far they are from the mat to land on a letter. The bean bag tossing is a good way to practice depth perception and learn to judge how far they are from the mat. Problem solving is incorporated in this activity by the activity cards. The player must either answer a short question or complete a task that is listed on the card. This may require the player to use problem solving skills if they pick a card with a question on it. Gross motor skills are incorporated into this task when the player must throw the bean bag onto the mat. Also, some of the activity cards require the player to move around the space or do other activities such as running or jumping.