Thanks to SmartGames for sending along a review copy. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Twice a week I take both of my girls to a dance studio for one hour lessons. One of them has a lesson on the first day, and the other has a lesson on the following day. So once a week each of my girls is responsible for packing up something portable that will entertain AND stimulate their minds (while I know educational videos and video games exist, I just keep things simple by stating that this is not the time for either.
Beanie boos, coloring books, crossword puzzles and math worksheets are often brought along, but their favorite thing to bring is a game that is meant for just one player called Jump’in. In this game, the objective is to get all 3 of your rabbits safely in their rabbit holes, but it involves increasingly complex moves in order to be successful.
The game, which retails for $14.99, includes 60 different ways to set up the board, along with the solutions to each set up at the back of the book. This can be really helpful if your child needs just the first step or two in order to get going.
Both of my girls (ages 8 and 5) find the game to be challenging yet appealing, which is a hard combination to come across! I am really impressed with how the game helps players work on planning (working a few steps ahead in your mind), logic, problem solving, spatial insight and concentration.
It’s also a game that you can put away for a few weeks after you’ve solved quite a few of the puzzles and then enjoy all over again, as it’s highly unlikely that your child will have memorized all the solutions.
If you are ever in a situation like me, where one child is at an extracurricular activity and the other has to tag along, I highly recommend this game to come along with you. It fits in my purse and really helps the time go by!
If you want a more detailed look at exactly how the game works, check out this helpful video!