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  Sturdy Birdy
Retail Price: $19.95
Item: FA048 
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“Wonderful game adults and children can play together. Lots of fun activity. Not too long, holds the little one's interest. ”

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Sturdy Birdy - Roll the dice! Strike a pose! Find the perfect balance!

Reggie the Pigeon dreams of life in the circus as a high wire acrobat. (Sadly, Reggie's flight abilities have never taken off.)

Reggie needs your help to perfect 12 poses and land the high-wire-balancing, birdseed-providing job he's always dreamed of.

To do that, players must master 12 unique poses and be the first to make it to the end of the line.

Ahh... 12 poses can't be so tough, you say? Wait until you add counting spectators, flapping wings, and a few choruses of "tweety, tweet, tweet"!

Roll the dice together to determine where on your body to balance the seed bag and for how long you must hold the pose. Everybody counts while you try your best not to fall!

Unlike any other game you’ve ever seen, Sturdy Birdy challenges your child on a physical level while encouraging counting skills, self-esteem, and more!

Expect increased balance, coordination, core strength, and a lift to the corners of lips the moment you start playing Sturdy Birdy.

Sturdy Birdy
  • Fun-filled, quick moving game play
  • Improves gross motor skills, social interaction, self-esteem
  • Active game play enhances balance, coordination, and core strength
  • No reading required - Simple counting in game play
  • Fun to watch, A riot to play!
  • Roll dice to determine where to balance seed bag, how long to hold the pose
  • Easy to follow game rules included
  • Includes 12 Reggie the Pigeon Pose Cards, 12 card stands, 4 seed bags, 2 foam dice
  • High quality materials for lasting enjoyment

    We've played it ourselves. Whether you're 5 or 50, you'll be grinning from beak to beak.

    NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 5 years of age.

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      UPC 182129000557
      Manufacturer SKU FA048-1
      Date Added to Fat Brain Toys 6/17/2010
      Manufactured In Peoples Republic of China
      Manufacturer Recommended Minimum Age 5 years
      Fat Brain Toys Monthly Sales Ranking #2640
      Players 2-4

    CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts.
  • Not for children under 3 yrs.

  • We've collected valuable feedback from our customers on how this item is being used by children with special needs in hopes of providing guidance for other special needs caregivers. Click here to view these "Special Perspectives"...

    Identified Special Needs Challenges:
    ADD/ADHD, Aspergers, Autism
    "This toy helps my daughter with mild autism/Aspergers as well as mild ADHD work on her gross motor skills. My daughter has difficulties with coordination of all four limbs at once and I think this is not unusual among kids on the autism spectrum. Because you strike and hold the pose you can work on getting it just like in the picture; it is not like a jumping jack which is all four limbs in motion - and too difficult sometimes, too much like work. We can gently urge her to better match Reggie the pigeon's pose without it seeming like nagging. She doesn't use it any differently than other kids although I would say I cut her some slack on exactly matching the pose. The rules allow you to match up to three poses on a turn; we allow adults to match two poses so as to level the playing field for the kids."

    Identified Special Needs Challenges:
    Apraxia, Developmental Delay, Learning Disabilities, Sensory Integration Disorder, Speech & Language Delay
    "A lot of the poses require balancing on one foot, which my daughter can't do. For her, if she can do the pose with both feet on the ground and puts her arms and balances the bean bag where it's supposed to be, she passes. I am hoping that as she gets older, we can add the balancing on one foot part. Throwing the dice helps her cross the midline, setting up the boards on the stands helps with small motor skills, and playing the game helps with her attention span. It's active and fun and turns off the TV. I strongly recommend this game for kids with sensory integration disorders and balance/proprioception challenges."

    Identified Special Needs Challenges:
    Down Syndrome
    "The Sturdy Birdy game can be adapted to make it easier. I thought it would be a great game because you need to use core muscles to be able to balance. My grandson really seems to enjoy the game with modifications to fit his abilities. "

    Identified Special Needs Challenges:
    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    "This game is very adaptable for children with shorter attention spans and motor skill involved can be adapted for what the child is able. It is really a fun game to play together and be silly."

    Total Customer Reviews: 104
    Average Customer Rating: 4.32 (site average 4.56)
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    Posted 18 days ago by Jane weber

    Gradson loved it, and taught a friend to play

    Rating: 5
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    Posted 1/3/2015 by Virginia Fuhringer

    I gave two of them as gifts to 6-year-old girls. We played both games with respective recipients once on the day it was given. It was a holiday, so there was a lot going on--but the first crowd lost interest about halfway through. We made it through the second game with the other group, which consisted of the recipient and adults. The mother of one of the girls is an elementary teacher for kids with special needs, and she loved it for its developmental qualities. She said she was considering getting one for her classroom.

    Rating: 4
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    Posted 11/26/2014 by Kate Lee

    A gift for my 4 year old grand daughter. Good motor activities!

    Rating: 5
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    Posted 11/17/2014

    Sturdy Birdy...Great Game for the family!

    Rating: 5
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    Posted 10/29/2014

    Fun game for preschool age and families.

    Rating: 4
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