NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Children are hardwired to learn about the natural world that surrounds them through play. The na2ure line of games capitalizes on that by introducing kids to nature and science concepts as early as age five.
Na2ure’s beautifully designed, award-winning line of games includes the Ani-gram-it™ Board Game at $59.99 for ages 8+; Ani-gram-it to Go Card Game at $19.99 for kids 5+; and ferret, a FREE iOS app that enables children to explore the animal kingdom through a series of taps and swipes. Each makes the perfect holiday gift—a gift that keeps on giving by inspiring kids to learn in an intuitive way.
Children use color-coded game pieces (in Ani-gram-it board game) and cards (in Ani-gram-it to Go card game) with beautiful, high-quality color images of animal body parts on one side, and words on the other side that describe the function of each body part on the other side. Words such as: moves, eat, see/hear/feel, skin, inside.
By lining up game pieces or cards, kids “build” animals. Each play leads to new discoveries about how animals are made—and reinforces how they are classified in the natural world. Children have fun using their knowledge of animals to make plays, and learn new things from other players, all of which reinforces their neural pathways.
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) grad and na2ure Founder, Alex Wolf—a proponent of the STEM to STEAM education movement (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math with an “A” added for Art)—states that she has “spent a decade deconstructing biology and play to merge them together to create a periodic table style classification for animals and plants.”
Co-founder, Dr. Vijal Parikh—a Cornell-trained neurobiologist and now a psychiatry resident, not only verifies the biology of the games but also the learning effects and value.
Alex and Vijal have merged their talents - artist, designer mom, and biology and behavior specialist - to teach and inspire the next generation of scientists, designers, and artists through the creation of na2ure games. Ani-gram-it games can be ordered at www.na2ure.com.