Primary Category: Cognitive Development
Subcategories: Transitions, Problem Solving/Strategy, Concentration, Sequencing
Description of how the game can be used to fit the categories: This game incorporates three different games into one. This set of challenging games can help players work on transitions. This can be developed by having the players play the three games for one round, one after another. This can help players practice going from one activity to another in a structured order. Starting and stopping tasks is a good way for players to practice transitions that can be useful in their daily life. Problem solving and strategy are required for all three games. The players must strategize if they should play a card or not, or if they think they might have the best hand. This requires the player to evaluate what they think the other players have, and figure out the best solution. Concentration is important for all three games because the players always must be focused not only on their own hand, but also what the other player's hand could be. This requires the player to always be concentrating on the game to evaluate what is going on and determine what is best for them based on that. Sequencing is involved in all of the games because the players must go around in order and each take turns. Specifically in Michigan Rummy, the players must sequence the cards in the suit so that they can discard all of their cards.
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