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photo 3I’m genuinely excited to share with you guys about the newest board game by EQtainment, Q’s Race to the Top!

photo 1As you can see, Ruby was pretty pumped about adding a new board game to our collection as well.

I’ve shared with you guys a little bit about our journey with Jude’s Autism Diagnoses here. As part of our therapy regiment for Jude, we have started doing in-home ABA Therapy 3 days a week. One of the things we do with his (amazing) therapist is play board-games, to practice things like emotional intelligence, social skills, sharing, learning to be flexible, sportsmanship, etc. So when I heard about Q’s Race to the Top and how it helps kiddos with Social Skills, Behavior, Physical Coordination and Emotional Intelligence, I knew we had to get our hands on it! If the term “Emotional Intelligence” is new to you as it was to me not long ago, essentially it means the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. Think of EQ as all the important skills outside of IQ and academic education such as self control, motivation, empathy and social skills. Studies have shown that having a high emotional quotient boosts career success, relationship satisfaction, leadership skills, health, humor and happiness!

When the game arrived, Jude’s Therapist and I opened the box together and were so impressed with the amount of thought that went into developing a game like this. Plus, it smartly makes practicing these skills FUN which is obviously all 2 toddlers like mine really care about.

I also liked that the game is very simple and straight forward, put your cute little colored Q’s on the start arrow, take turns rolling the dice, read the appropriate colored card, do activity or answer question, etc. Ruby is only 3, and she was able to understand the rules to the game instantly.

photo 5Oh, and Jude loves that when you land on the square with the white monkey face you get to jump ahead or go back because he’s cute like that.

photo 4The game comes with 4 colored Q’s, however the game would be easy to play in 2 person teams as well.

I love the way the game mixes physical coordination in with the other important aspects of this game. Especially because with my kids, this helps them to burn their little energy and hold their attention MUCH longer. Plus, its been really hot outside here, especially in the later afternoons, so anyway we can come up with indoor activities that burn that extra toddler (non stop) energy is wonderful for us.

red (1)photo 2They get very serious about physical activity, obvi.

Here are examples of other types of questions:

red (2)red (3)Ruby REALLY needs help with the whole “inside voice” thing. Homegirl has two volumes 1. LOUD 2. Whisper.

EQtainment in addition to board games makes books & videos that teach emotional intelligence as well. We have the book Q’s Wild Ride and the kids have been enjoying that as well. They teach social stories including the same attributes the board game does. Check out EQtainment’s Kickstarter Campaign for more.