The brilliant Friends and Neighbours is a game with a difference, as it's designed to help children recognise emotions and develop empathy and compassion (and don't we need some of that right now!)
Can players help a little girl who's sad because she's standing out in the rain or a boy who's afraid of the dark?
Reach into the Helping Bag and Pull out a token - can it help someone on the game board? If so, it's a match!
In playing the game and reading about the feelings and needs of the characters, parents can help their children recognize feelings in others, and help them become more in tune with the world and those around them.
We think toys should be fun first, and this one really is, but it really will help children understand the importance of empathy and understanding when it comes to other people.
The situations in the game require thought, but aren't too heavy or complex, so it's a game everyone in the family can play.
Children love working out solutions to the problems and being helpful, so it's a game that's going to be really rewarding for them to play.