Animals at Risk
Ecologic Memory is a sweet little memory game that brings attention to the world’s At Risk and Endangered animals. This game goes beyond the classic memory game, as no two cards are the same. Instead, you have to match the at-risk species parent animal with the same species baby. This makes the game a bit more challenging and requires more than just an identical match, but some extra attention to match species. The quality of the packaging is superb, and the cards are made of thick and durable cardboard. The images printed on the cards are bright and realistic of the species represented. The backs of each card are covered in animal footprints, so you can play another game guessing which animal made which print. Simply put, this is a high-quality, fun game. The suggested age seems appropriate, although a bit of a stretch as the endangered animal aspect will be lost on a majority of 2-year-olds. However, parents noted that children are never too young to be exposed to important ecological topics. The educational value is undeniable, as it is a game that requires learning the rules, taking turns, and paying close attention to the cards to make a match. In addition, the vocabulary exposure is a bonus, as is learning animal names and their habitats and environments, all of which provide great early science lessons.