5 advantages of children’s puzzles

If you’re ditching puzzles for your kids, you might want to bring back this important learning and development tool.

In addition to being attractive, they have many advantages that contribute to the development of your child. A look at some of them…

1. Since there is only one way to solve the problem, the trial and error method is used. So children have to concentrate and hand-eye coordination takes place. This further develops their problem-solving abilities.

2. Their problem solving skills and reasoning skills increase their visual awareness and they tend to learn more about shapes, surroundings, etc.

3. Since the brain produces dopamine which is responsible for learning and memory, while solving puzzles, the production of this chemical is known to increase. Thus, those who solve puzzles have a longer lifespan and also less chance of falling prey to memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and other similar problems.

4. It also makes them alert and increases their concentration. Looking at the images helps practice visualization, which is great for any physical activity that follows mental activity.

5. These are also beneficial for physical health as they lower our breathing rate, also reduce heart rate and blood pressure.