Concentration in Danish

One of the skills that Oliver gets from his Miller DNA is an uncanny ability to play the card game Concentration and related “turn over random things until you find two that match” activities. Catherine is a Concentration savant, as is our niece Patricia, and in recent weeks Oliver has been sourcing Concentration-like games online and watching him play is like watching Frank Sinatra sing.

By way of pre-Denmark cultural preparation, I added a bookmark to Oliver’s Firefox last night pointing at Oline, a pre-schooler website from Danish television. True to form, Oliver found a Concentration-like activity there, and Catherine just phoned me to say that every time he finds a match a big Danish cheer emits from the computer. As such, Oliver is becoming well-equipped to attend football matches and other cheering-related events in Copenhagen this spring.


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Rob L. on April 12, 2006 - 01:55 Permalink

Just so happens I have, right here, a desktop shortcut to Thomas and Friends’ “Memory Match” game — one of Brodie’s early favs. He was dropping jaws before this third birthday, completing the ‘difficult’ level in impressive time. He’s got a memory like an elephant. Kind of spooks me sometimes by recalling in great detail things that happened when he was only eighteen months old.

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Peter Rukavina on April 12, 2006 - 14:43 Permalink

While we’re sharing “children + memory” stories: Oliver appears to have a very detailed map of the City of Charlottetown stored in his head as well. I swear that if I dropped him off at the Charlottetown Mall he could make his own way home.

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Rob L. on April 12, 2006 - 19:09 Permalink

I was expecting I would set off a flurry of parental bragging, but I guess it’s just me and you with the geniuses.