MaryEllen says, “When Timberdoodle sent us the Circuit Maze from Thinkfun, I was originally hoping that the kids’ grandpa would be able to teach them about electricity and play the game with them… Fast forward several months and the game had still not been used. We kept forgetting to take it to grandpa’s house, and time with daddy is usually spent doing outdoorsy stuff like soccer or basketball. So once again, mommy braved learning something new, and this time I was successful! All this time I had put it off because I was too intimidated, but it wasn’t really that […]
MaryAnne says, “This past summer, Timberdoodle sent us a review copy of Circuit Maze – part of their 3rd grade Curriculum Kit. I pulled it out, and my eight-year-old third grader (Johnny) immediately gravitated towards it. Johnny LOVES single player games, and he is typically really good at them. Seven-year-old Lily and four-year-old Anna were also intrigued.” Read the rest of her review at Mama Smiles.
Tauna says, “We know that kids remember so much more when their lessons are more hands-on and interactive. My oldest boy (8) is no exception! I’m pretty sure games and puzzles are his love language. He was absolutely thrilled with what I found to help him learn about electricity – using logic puzzles! Circuit Maze is a single-player game for ages 8 and up, although my 6 year old used it happily with just a little help at the beginning.” Read the rest of her review at Proverbial Homemaker.
Lisa says, “Circuit Maze is a single player game created by the award winning educational game company ThinkFun. In the game your child can safely explore the world of electrical circuits, through series of circuit building logic puzzles. Your child will get to experience series circuits, parallel circuits, series and parallel circuits in combination, and parallel circuits in bypass–all concepts of simple and advanced circuitry! By mixing how electricity and electrical circuits work with reasoning and logic skills, Circuit Maze really is a delightful first look into electrical engineering.” Read the rest of her review at Farm Fresh Adventures.
Amanda says, “When I learned about the new Circuit Maze game from Think Fun, I knew it would be a perfect fit for my science loving preteen. Learning about circuits and electricity several years ago, ignited her curiosity and desire to figure out how things work. She’s had some hands on learning under the watchful eye of her Grandfather, but electricity is not something she can just experiment with on her own… until Circuit Maze that is!” Read the rest of her review at Big Family Blessings.
Shecki says, “Circuit Maze is science cleverly disguised as a game. Kids ages 8 and up can learn how electricity flows and how to route it to light up the 3 included lights. This is a totally safe way to teach about electricity, since the the components are all sturdy square pieces that snap into the base board.” Read the rest of her review at Greatly Blessed.
Erin says, “My kids just loved the challenges of the Circuit Maze. I have found them spending a lot of time working on the challenges. With each challenge, I know it requires them to think about how to make the circuit work. You can practically see the wheels turning in their heads as they work on each challenge.” Read the rest of her review at Mommy Octopus.
Jenny says, “My kiddo (6 years old at the time of writing this) really enjoyed this [Circuit Maze] game! He loved the challenge cards and racing to figure out how to put everything on the board correctly. This game is labeled for years 8 years up and up, but I think younger children can really benefit from playing this game.” Read the rest of her review at The Relaxed Homeschool.
Over at Adventures in Homeschooling, you’ll find a review of Laser Maze Jr. You’ll have to go there to read their full thoughts on it, but here is just a little of what they had to say. “…They have both really enjoyed playing the game and, though it is meant for single players, have actually worked together to solve the challenges which was a nice benefit to the game. Seeing my kids work together on something is always a nice thing to witness!…” She has much more to tell you about this fun game in her review, so please be […]
One of our new 2016 bloggers, Greatly Blessed, has posted a new review of Laser Maze, Jr. You’ll have to head over to her blog to read the whole thing, but you can check out an excerpt below. “Kids from less than optimal beginnings need help in learning logic, and what better way to do it than through a fun game like Laser Maze, Jr? Laser Maze Jr. is designed for kids ages 6 and up. Some more of our ‘and up’ contingent came home from school and had a blast playing with it. Eli is 14, and Jack took great […]