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With summer ending and all the electronics that have been played with on road trips and at home, I love pulling out board and logic games for the boys to keep them entertained as they exercise that brain. I am a parent that is OK with electronics because I monitor what they play and there are many great learning sites that offer repetitive practice. However, there is nothing like in-hone board games to keep the body moving and the motor skills sharp. One of my son’s favorite games that can be independently played is Rush Hour, Jr from ThinkFun games.
Rush Hour, Jr takes the classic games of Rush Hour and scales it down to the 5 and up age level. You have cards that set you up and the goal is to get the ice cream truck to slide out the exit by shifting cars around logically to create an open path for the truck. There are 40 challenge cards that are each ranked from Easy to Super Hard. It comes with all you see above for some entertaining and independent play.
My son is 6 and has not mastered the Super Hard levels, but does just fine with the easy to medium levels. It is challenging for him and he caught on easily to the strategy of the game. We also took this on a road trip and he played with it inside the lid to contain the pieces and cards and it kept him thoroughly entertained for a while. There are many ways to keep your child learning through the summer before they head back to school. Logic and thinking games are great exercises!
To see all of the entertaining games and toys offered, visit ThinkFun.com