We've a few of these, particularly 'Orchard' ones. My children are 6 & 3 and most of them can be played with by both of them. Their fave's are 'Shopping List' & 'Round the Houses'. Am looking for something to stretch the 6yr old (she's quite bright). Have seen in a catalogue 'Pop to the Shops' & 'Auntie Pasta's fraction game'. Are they any good? Any other recommendations?
DD is nearly 4 and enjoys "Guess Who" (once they get the hang of it, you can do it so each player has 2 cards), Operation, Junior Scrabble and Connect 4. I think all of those games would still be enjoyed by a 6 year old, but probably more as fun than an educational exercise.
Pop to the Shops and their French version Des Courses a Faire are both great Theresa.
But to be honest even bog-standard Ludo is educational for turn-taking, basic mental arithmetic and fair play (as are Top Trumps for your older one...)
DD (bright 5 and a half) enjoys Pop to the Shops (definitely educational) and loves Party Party Party (not particularly stretching but good fun and very girly). She also likes Junior Cluedo (no murder, but a missing piece of chocolate cake, good fun but patience required).
Ravensburger do very good games but hard to find (had a look today on Amazon actually and they had lots... but all were unavailable).
We also buy lots of games in France (most of them are german games originally). They are made by Haba. Also excellent games made by a french company called Sentosphere.
Thanks everyone,I knew you wouldn'tlet me down! Have just been on the 'Bright Minds' website and ordered 'pop to the shops' as well as a few others!!! Am interested in 'party,party,party,', who makes it, is it widely available?