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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Q's Race to the Top Review and Giveaway

As a mom of three kids on the spectrum, I know all too well the struggles with social interaction and understanding emotions.  All to often, my son will react emotionally to discipline with uncontrollable laughter or get angry when he's surprised.  

My kids need to be taught the correct way to respond to certain situations. It's not just when they are toddlers but throughout life. Eventually, they will get it but it will take more time than most kids. In the mean time, I am always looking for ways to teach them social etiquette and proper emotional responses, and empathy. 




Research suggests that improved emotional intelligence in children can help get ready for school and can guide them to succeed in relationships, future careers etc. Emotional intelligence not only pertains to coping with life as it comes and decision making, but also being able to read social cues, problem solving, and managing relationships. 

That's why, Sofia Dickens, a mom and founder of EQtainment created the game Q's Race to the Top. The company's mission is to improve emotional intelligence globally by creating fun and simple tools for practicing social skills and better behavior. 


In this interactive board game, children help Q, a genius monkey, race to the top of his tree house while answering questions and performing fun actions. Practice social skills and better behavior with questions designed to promote feeling identification and communication, manners, creative thinking, balance and coordination.  Q's Race to the Top is available exclusively at Target.



My boys, have begun loving playing games as a family. I love it because we get to spend time together but also it teaches my kids patience, turn taking, we get to know them as individuals as we spend time together. Playing this game has been the highlight of our days. The boys even took turns taking the game to school for "Game Day". 



It keeps my ADHD son entertained and occupied by giving the player a "Do" card with many physical activities to accomplish. And as you can imagine they are his favorite cards. It also helps my other son hone his motor skills and coordination that he needs help with. The best part as a mom, I get to see my kids encourage each other, help each other, and discuss things together when one doesn't know the correct outcome needed. It's neat to watch them teach each other social skills and how to read each others body language. 



 Overall, this game is a big hit with my kids. And It's actually quite fun for adults too! 

Wouldn't you like to try this game out with your family?? Your in luck!! I'm giving one away! This is open to US residents only. The Giveaway ends June 25 at Midnight. 




Note: I received the product shown to facilitate this post, opinions are my own.

12 comments:

  1. We love board games and have a stack of them we always play! This one looks really fun!

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  2. I bet my kids at school would love this!

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  3. My boys love board games this would've been perfect for them a few years back!

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  4. What a great looking game! We have family game night once a week and I need to add this to our list. I'm sure my boys would love it!

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  5. I'd love to win this one for my kids and play before they enter school. Looks like a perfect way to have fun and prepare too!

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  6. We are a huge board game family and I am always looking for new games. Such a neat idea to teach social responses.

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  7. We love family game nights so I'm sure this would be a big hit with my boys. I like that it helps kids with their emotional intelligence.

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  8. It sounds like a great game for all families. We are heading out & looking for fun things to play. This would be a great option.

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  9. The twins won't sit still long enough for board games but I'll surely keep this in mind for gifting!

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  10. We love to play board games also! We play a lot of Monday nights. (that is our family night)

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  11. This would be a great game for our game nights!

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  12. We do a lot of different things with the children as a family depending on the season. One activity we do throughout the year is a family game night monthly usually Saturday's. It's a great learning opportunity for the children and always fun as a family. rene chartier (joan).

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