I'm slow to catch on to trends, but everyone and their mother (even my own mother) seem to be taking up the game.
Lest I blow a fuse in my sluggish brain, I sought out the easiest collection of these puzzles I could find. A book by Will Shortz called Simple Sudoku proved true to its name.
Perhaps the children would enjoy the puzzles too? After working a few I realized that the the mechanics of writing and erasing the numbers would bog down my wee folk, who would otherwise enjoy it.
Using the colored markers in lieu of numbers, I taught Kendra the game first. (With Big Sister Kaira in the lead, she doesn't have as many opportunities to forge new ground.) Kendra loved the challenge, and caught on quickly.
Kaira was eyeing the game eagerly, and soon got her turn–using the wooden number tiles.
Below: My girls engrossed in “DoKu”.