“When you’re good, you’re good.”
If games could talk, that’s probably what Rush Hour would say. I’m sure of it.
Back in January 2014, ThingsThatWeDo.com reviewed the ThinkFun Rush Hour Jr. game and my daughter and I both loved it. What’s not to love about a game that strengthens your brain all in the name of good fun?
Watching my big kid tackle Rush Hour is incredibly awe inspiring. The basic premise of the Rush Hour game is simple enough. There’s one car stuck within a sea of cars and trucks. Your mission: to free that car. The only problem is, your car can’t fly and it can’t hop. It acts like a regular car so you have to follow the established lines. Figure out how the cars should move to make a path and set your car free.
Initially, every problem seems so impossible.
I watch as my big kid scans the location of each car. She’s focused and she’s concentrating and I can see her wheels turning, determined to find a path of escape. Next thing you know, the cars are zipping around, a path is cleared, and the car is freed! It happens over and over again.
Today’s post isn’t really about Rush Hour as it is about appreciating all the learning children do in those early years. What looks like simple play isn’t so simple after all. From time to time, my big kid will take out the Rush Hour game to play. To see her determination, her focus, her concentration, and that big grin she gets when she solves the puzzle, it’s all priceless.
As a parent, these are the moments we live for.
Things to do: take a moment and play with your children. Keep them company and be there to enjoy those little moments. Before you know it, they’ll all be grown up so embrace it all now while you can!
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p.s. in case you wanted to read more about the Rush Hour game, you can see my earlier post on the Rush Hour Jr. game by clicking on the link below:
Vroom Vroom, a great thinking game: ThinkFun Rush Hour Jr.
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