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This balancing game will help sharpen your children’s fine motor skills »Gadget Flow

As a child, you played games for hours. And if you grew up in the early to late ’90s, chances are these games involve your fine and gross motor skills. We are talking about string sets like Cat’s Cradle and Jacob’s Ladder. And skill games like Operation and Dominoes. For gross motor skills, there were Hacky-Sacks, skipping rope and tape. These games were old school fun and were a great way to spend a rainy day, especially if the rest of the family got involved.

These days we are all looking for ways to have fun at home. While you can immerse yourself in one of these best video games to play in your 40s, it is also fun to try your hand at physical skill games. You will also strengthen family bonds in the process. Nothing is more powerful than laughing and having fun together. These are the perks that the creators of YEHUA !, the wildflower balancing game, want you to have.

Need another reason to play more hands-on games with your family? Medical schools have noticed a marked decline in students’ dexterity. The likely culprit, they say, is too much time spent scanning screens rather than developing fine motor skills. Apparently, if a student can tie a series of square knots around the neck of a teaspoon without even slightly moving the teaspoon, he or she has the manual control necessary to be a surgeon. Whatever your child’s aspirations, everyone in the family can try their hand at this wildflower balancing game.

An easy stacking activity to set up and play

You’ve played these board games that are complicated to set up and whose directions take a good half an hour to figure out. Ultimately, these games end up sitting on the shelf, not playing. YEHUA! —The Chinese word for wildflowers — is none of these. Simply take turns stacking the wildflower pieces on top of the rocking board in various configurations (depending on your skill level) while connecting them to the side vines. The objective is to avoid dropping wildflowers or causing vines or rocker to hit the playing surface. Each round does not take more than twenty minutes to play. So you can totally squeeze in between homework sessions, after dinner, or before everyone else goes to bed.

YEHUA! Wildflower balancing game on a white table

YEHUA! is a fun way to develop fine motor skills

This balancing game that involves carefully stacking and balancing pieces of wild flowers on a rocking board. Therefore, winning requires a steady hand and visual coordination. Unfortunately, most kids don’t train enough with these. Also, since players need to plan balance accurately, this game can improve spatial and analytical reasoning. It’s a real game of skill. And because this balancing game is designed for ages four and up, even the smallest member of your family can have fun developing their skills. Moreover, since two to six people can enjoy YEHUA! at the same time, it’s also a great way to strengthen those very important family bonds, which, in turn, promotes emotional intelligence.

YEHUA Wildflower Balancing Game

YEHUA! Wildflower Balancing Game with Dice

This wildflower stacking game features three skill levels

Another great feature of this balancing game is its adaptability. With three levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, you can change the difficulty of the game depending on who is playing. The simplest level is suitable for ages 4 and up, so your preschooler can have fun. Older children, teens and adults will find the intermediate and advanced levels a good challenge. One that they will want to practice over and over again. There’s even an extreme level bonus for those who really want to test their abilities.

YEHUA Wildflower Balancing Game

YEHUA! Wildflower balancing game with rocking board

Make up your own rules

Best of all, YEHUA! is an open concept game that lets you change and make up rules every time you play. Thus, you will not be constrained by rigid rules which require the same actions at each session (Monopoly, we are watching you). This balancing game is ready for your interpretation, which might be its best version yet. And once the company’s website is up and running, you can submit your photos and share your favorite way to play YEHUA !.

YEHUA Wildflower Balancing Game

YEHUA! Wildflower balancing game in aerial view

This fine motor challenge has a durable design

This wildflower balancing game features New Zealand pine and hard, kid-safe plastic. So YEHUA! will not wear out or fade like games which have cardboard parts. This means you won’t be throwing it away in a few years. Manufacturers say if you keep all the pieces in the game bag, the balancing game should last a century. So it is a game that you and your family can play without worrying about sustainability issues. And this is the one you can pass on to your grandchildren and great grandchildren.

YEHUA Wildflower Balancing Game

YEHUA! Wildflower balancing game on a black table

A canvas bag protects the parts

Instead of arriving in a cardboard box that can easily get damaged and worn out, your YEHUA! will come in its own sturdy cotton canvas bag that will last for years. Plus, since it’s a bag and not a box, you can easily store it in a toy drawer or bin. Plus, this design is very portable, so you can store it in your suitcase on vacation or slip it into a backpack on your trips to Grandma’s and friends.

YEHUA Wildflower Balancing Game

YEHUA! Wildflower balancing game next to a brick wall

Feel good about your purchase

Moreover, this wildflower balancing game is one that you will feel good to buy. The game’s wooden toy maker has been acclaimed for its environmentally friendly and safe materials. The company also maintains safe and employee-centered practices in its factories.

YEHUA Wildflower Balancing Game

YEHUA! Wildflower balancing game

What we love about YEHUA!

We love that this wildflower balancing game is a fun, skill-based way to bring the family together for some old school games. Children, as well as adults, can benefit from enhanced fine motor skills and analytical thinking activities. And this game offers a fun, interpersonal way to do it. Best of all, it gives families the opportunity to have fun together and bond right at home. Finally, we love that this family game is designed for kids as young as four, allowing most family members to participate.

What we would like to see

We would like to see the manufacturers come up with a game or similar toy for even smaller children. Anyone with small children knows that this age group wants to be included in family game night as well. Perhaps with future products, manufacturers could design a wildflower jigsaw puzzle that could keep under-four-year-olds busy while older family members play.

Get YEHUA! For your family

This wildflower balancing game is available to pre-order on Kickstarter for $ 40.

Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She enjoys working with text and helping writers find their voice. When not typing on her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters.

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