Monday, September 20, 2010

Hide and Seek of the Week

The Ladders are easy to climb, but watch out for those Chutes! Did you know that Milton Bradley's Chutes and Ladders is based on the English game Snakes and Ladders? Milton Bradley first introduced this game of rewards and consequences to the United States in 1943. As players travel through the game they encounter both ladders, allowing them to advance or chutes, sending them sliding backwards.

Put on your looking eyes and see if you can find it during your next visit! And while you are looking high and low, don't forget to encourage curiosity by asking open-ended questions and engaging your child in the conversation. For example: What's your favorite board game? Would you rather climb a ladder or slide down a chute? Or simply go home and play a game of Chutes and Ladders.

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