**Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own and I would never promote a product I would not buy for myself.**
My mom has always told me that I was the perfect first child. As a baby I would be completely happy just hanging out in my swing all day. As a toddler I was super mellow and could watch the same movie on repeat the entire day. (That movie was Lion King by the way.) Savannah however, is absolutely not that type of child!
Savannah only takes naps during the week because her preschool makes her, otherwise she would skip over her nap like it was nothing. Sleep is not her friend to say the least! Every night we have to have 30 minutes of “quiet time” to get her in the mood for sleep and even after that it could take her a good hour to fall asleep. I read books to her, we sing calming songs, I even massage her back to get her to sleep. There have been quite a few times when the only thing that would work was if I snuggled up next to her in bed and fell asleep.
She is a high energy, on the go at all times, child. I love it during the day but at night not so much. So we tried out these cards called “Jitter Gitters.” The purpose of the cards is to let all of your “jitters” out.
The deck of cards comes with an instruction book but there’s really no right or wrong way to play which works perfectly for a child like Savannah who enjoys making her own rules. The cards are said to be great for all ages but I see them working best for young children, maybe elementary school aged. Savannah had a lot of fun and enjoyed stretching and wiggling her toes but some cards were difficult for her to understand being only two years old.
The cards are well made but they’re on the thinner side. Savannah is rough when she plays, even with cards. At the end we had a few bent cards but none of them tore or had major damage. Because this is a game she will be playing with an adult I see these cards lasting a long time. They even come in a pretty sturdy plastic case for storage!
Her favorite card is “Stretch like a starfish.” Thanks to Sea World, she has touched a star before so this card was really fun for her. She also loved throwing the cards up into the air and counting them as she gathered them. Not really part of the game but still tiring.
She didn’t know what a hummingbird was so she even learned some new animals from the cards! The pictures are bright and colorful, perfect for small children.
Savannah doesn’t understand the concept of “worrying” but she loves trains and had tons of giggles while wiggling her little toes.
Even though the cards are on the flimsy side (just because they’re thin) I would recommend these cards for helping to calm down a high energy child like Savannah. They’re bright and colorful and their large size is perfect for little hands to hold. She didn’t know all of the animals or understand all of the concepts but I love a good learning opportunity!
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**Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my review. All opinions and thoughts you see here are my own. I would never promote a product I would not actually buy for myself. This post contains a link to purchase this product but I was not asked to include that. I just did because I think this product is great! I do not receive a commission if you choose to purchase this product**