Why Play?

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“Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth. Play also offers an ideal opportunity for parents to engage fully with their children.”

American Academy of Pediatrics

Really smart doctors say that play, in general, is very important for development and well-being of children and youth. In addition to the general ways that play is fun and beneficial to children and families, there are some specific benefits designed into

Farting Lemurs.  Here are some:


Arithmetic Skills - The fast pace of the game drills players in simple addition as card values are added up and tracked.  The repetitive nature of the simple math exercises drills this skill deep into the reptilian recesses of the young brain. This ability is foundational to all further quantitative learning and analysis.


Risk vs. Reward Decision-Making - Should you Bank your pile of points or continue with your turn and risk losing it all?  Repeatedly practicing analysis of the Risk vs. Reward trains young minds that choices have consequences. In the context of a simple, fast-paced card game, the consequences are small but fun.  This training will prove valuable as a child grows and faces greater real-life risks and rewards.

Lemurs aren’t all the same, neither are people - Some Lemurs are Nerds and others ride skateboards, and some Nerds ride skateboards.  We are all unique. The different styles represented in the Lemur cards can provoke beneficial family conversations about our uniqueness, as well as what we have in common. (JOKE: How do you catch a rare lemur?.....u-nique up on it!  BONUS JOKE:  How do you catch a tame lemur?...The tame way, u-nique up on it!)

Lemurs are cute, furry, and endangered - Learning more about Lemurs could lead to family discussions of Geography (Lemurs are all from Madagascar!), Biodiversity (There are over 100 different species of Lemurs!), and even Bullying (Lemurs are the most endangered mammals on earth!).  Sometimes creatures (including people) need our help to survive and thrive.


There are many reasons to play Farting Lemurs, but we hope your favorite is the

Fast, Flatulent, Family Fun!