ThinkFun My First Rush Hour

Ages: 3 and upManufacturer: ThinkFun Inc.

$23.99

Preschoolers may not be behind the wheel in a traffic jam, but they know when they’re in one.

My First Rush Hour merges colors, shapes, problem solving and fine motor skills onto a playful learning highway.

In each of the 30 challenges – from easy to hard – players must work to maneuver the red “hero” car through the maze and off the exit ramp.

Although presented as a single player game, our youngest testers (and their grownups) took a cooperative approach. They sat together and talked through each challenge, asking the child to explain how s/he came up with a solution and discussing “why” some solutions would or would not work.

And yes, these rush hour vocabulary words were absolutely family friendly.

 

Claire Green ©2020 Parents’ Choice

Claire is president of Parents’ Choice Foundation and serves as a judge on several national toy and music award committees. She champions toys, books, and media that offer children new perspectives and playful adventures in learning.

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