on the double’s mine – what’s yours?
My younger brother, who doesn’t yet have any kids of his own, really does his homework and continually finds the best gifts for my kids. For my daughter’s birthday he sent a game called On The Double and it’s my current favorite. There are three things I like about this game: First, it’s a deck of cards and comes in a tidy box, easy for road trips, airplanes, or to have in the car when waiting in pick up lines for older siblings. Second, it’s quick to figure out. Instructions are simple and you can get right down to playing in no time. Third, I love that my 6 year old regularly beats me (and I’m really trying). It’s a game based on seeing the relational aspects of shapes, color and positioning. It requires focused attention which is good practice for me these days and plays to her strong suit developmentally. So when we have ten minutes while the pasta water is boiling, before a piano lesson, or even while we’re having lunch, we play!
In the spirit of sharing: what are your favorite easy to take along games that you adults enjoy playing? Please post your favorites as a comment, we’ll all benefit and so will our kiddos! -n