In this pic, Joshua is working through the first problem in the demo. The demo contains a short and simple tutorial.
In this pic, Jordann is testing her solution to a problem met towards the end of the demo.
Here is a short video of Jordann's solution to the problem. Notice that the long arm pivots around the small circle.
As grandad, my role is to support the kids as they play. I typically leave the room or sit back quietly and watch. I let them wrestle with every problem but if I think the frustration level is getting too high, I look at their solution and try to offer a suggestion or hint that doesn't solve the problem but let's them continue on to a solution. An important problem-solving skill is to drop a tough problem for a time and let it incubate in the mind. Therefore, if they really hit a brick wall, I have them stop playing and let them return to it at a later time.
In a later post I will feature Samorost I and Chapter 1 of Samorost II, two free problem-solving games with delightful, storybook graphics and imaginative puzzles. The grandkids solved both, with a bit of help from grandad, on a weekend visit.