7 Fantastic Benefits of Puzzles

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In addition to being an excellent family hobby, puzzles are ideal for developing children’s skills. Find out which ones in this article!

How to know which one to choose? Trying to choose the ideal puzzle is not always easy. There are so many different formats and styles that sometimes it seems like a real puzzle but they all have one thing in common: they are important for children’s development while also having fun.

1. Puzzles can “buy” an extra 5 minutes of your time

By leaving the little one(s) entertained with a puzzle (in a safe place and always keeping an eye out), it can be an extra 5 minutes in which you can pay attention to a sibling, finish dinner or fold the laundry. Although distracted, you will be developing your motor skills, cognitive reasoning and…. Meanwhile, you’ve just unloaded the dishwasher… Everybody wins!!

2. Awaken curiosity and desire to travel

Any trip can be made weeks before getting on the plane, car or train! A jigsaw puzzle can be a great way to travel and awaken both curiosity and a sense of adventure.

3. Guarantee good times outdoors

The portability of the puzzles allows you to go to the park and spend quality time with your little one(s).

4. Help train visual concentration and focus

If we want to help a child focus their attention and be able to complete a task from beginning to end, a puzzle is a good strategy. In addition, when looking piece by piece to complete the puzzle, it helps not only visual concentration but also abstract reasoning ability.

5. Puzzles promote the development of social skills

Social skills are essential to children’s happiness and success as they determine how they relate to each other as well as to adults. In this sense, puzzles, while having fun with friends, also offer the opportunity to teach and shape some skills such as:

  • Problem Solving
  • Wait for your turn
  • Listen
  • Sportsmanship
  • Ability to pay attention/concentration

6. Help children practice their independence

Following instructions is a critical part of everyday life, as it requires detailed review and analysis of a sequence of information to complete steps. Therefore, puzzles not only encourage the ability to follow instructions independently, they also encourage coordination.

7. (Believe it.. or not) puzzles can promote physical activity!

Num dia chuvoso ou friorento em que brincar na rua não é possível, os puzzles também podem ser uma ótima maneira de fazer as crianças mexerem-se. Como? Basta criar uma caça ao tesouro para encontrar as restantes peças de forma a ser possível completar o puzzle.

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