As a kid, I didn't play Cats in the Cradle much... But I did play it a little bit. If you're note familiar with the game, one person holds some string or a rubber band in their fingers and the next person interacts with it and so on. It's more than a game, because you're learning problem solving skills, not to mention physics and geometry!
I just discovered an iOS app that works similarly. Tangled
challenges you to untangle strings pinned in assorted complex positions. You are timed and penalized for unnecessary moves.
I like that Tangled is a Universal app
, so it leverages the larger screen of the iPad, if you have one.
Whatever your age, you should find Tangled
challenging and you can play it for minutes at a time, or hours if you really get into it!