Rush Hour Jr

Have I mentioned this game before? It's one of the many simple-yet-completely-inspired presents that Nana and Grandpa have gifted to the kids. Today, it kept E occupied for hours as I did dishes and washed the floor.

The cards display 'traffic jams' of various difficulty levels and the goal is to shift the vehicles out of the way, clearing a path for your ice cream truck to drive through. It's simple enough that E is able to set it up and play all on his own, yet taxing enough that he has to really strategize, giving him a rewarding sense of accomplishment each time he completes a challenge.

E is our little perfectionist. He is meticulous about details {a fact that sometimes results in meltdowns when things don't play out the way he planned}, loves sorting, categorizing and planning, all which make Rush Hour a completely engaging game.  {plus the cars are fun all on their own}

Educational + Quiet = Happy Mom



Allison said...

Completely off topic from today's post, but I just wanted to show you that I recently did some DIY art inspired by some you did recently. Here's the link if you're interested: http://gimmeakisss.blogspot.com/2011/06/free-art-supplies-in-mail.html

Congrats to E on being such an excellent puzzler!

The Dragonfly said...

Genius game! Now for some questions: Where did the grandies get the game? Is there a Rush Hour Sr. that would be appropriate for preteens and teens? I so want this!

MelancholySmile said...

I'm not sure where they got it, though I suspect Amazon. There are ALL KINDS of versions of this game! I want the adult one for myself. :) Good luck!

{Allison- saw your DIY art- awesome! I need to use a ruler/grid next time!}

hukolb said...

I'll have to look into this for our son as he seems to have a similar personality and meltdowns often occur when things don't go exactly as planned. Any other tips for this type of 3-4 year old boy:)? Thanks!

Apis Melliflora said...

We love this game in our family. Especially handy for doctor's waiting rooms.

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