The Pocket Referee {Review}

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With the afterglow of the holidays all gone, and the kids surrounded by a mound of new toys, I knew that sharing was going to be an instant issue. While my kids share and play together pretty nice most of the time, there is just something about a new toy or game that gets them a little frazzled.

I had the opportunity to try out The Pocket Referee. I was really excited about the concept, but a little bummed when I realized that Ian was not old enough to hold onto the coin and make a decision about his turn. But I still wanted to give it a try.

I modified the rules a little bit to make it work for us, and I am so happy that I did! Instead of switching the coin back and forth, we flip it. Violet chooses if she wants “heads or tails” and then if it lands on her side, she gets to pick if she wants to play first, or let Ian play first. If it lands on Ian’s side, he gets the first turn. This has been WONDERFUL!

Many of the fights over toys in our house start over who gets to take a turn first. I don’t always know who actually picked up the toy first, so it makes it hard to go that route. The coin has solved many melt downs in the past couple of weeks.

I cannot wait until the kids are both old enough to use the coin by themselves, and I know that it will be just as much of a help then as it is now!

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