Work on spatial relations, visual discrimination, visual scanning, figure ground, critical and analytical thinking, fine motor precision with a writing tool, tripod grasp, coordinated use of both hands, manual dexterity,
In the tin: 100 puzzles, 2 dry erase markers, Instructions & Solutions booklet
Ages 8+, 1 player
The lab mice are hungry and looking for cheese. It's your job to help each colored mouse work his way through the grid to find a piece of cheese of the same color. Use the marker to draw a pathway (horizontal and/or vertical lines only) on the grid from each mouse to his matching cheese. Be careful, none of the pathways can intersect!
There are 50 erasable cards with a puzzle printed on each side. The puzzles are numbered 1-100, there are three levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced), and the puzzles get more complicated as you go. The grids on the beginner cards are 8 X 8, intermediate are 10 X 10, and advanced are 12 X 12. Erase the cards right after you solve the puzzles. Even though they are erasable markers and cards, if you leave the markings on the cards, after a while they are hard to clean off. All of the answers are included in the Instructions & Solutions booklet.
- Work a puzzle first as the individual watches. Talk through the problem solving process aloud. Then erase and let him try.
- Trace the pathways with your eyes and/or finger before beginning to draw.