Do You Know the Power of Puzzles?
Puzzles and riddles are as old as history itself.
The word Puzzle comes from the French word pusle which means - bewilder, confound.
The British government recommends the puzzle Sudoku to be used in the classroom as brain exercise.
Teachers express interest in crossword as adjunct teaching tools.
Benefit of puzzles
· Puzzles are educational tools for all ages, from toddlers to old adults.
· It enhances your development.
. It improves hand-eye coordination since children will have to fit the jigsaw pieces into the board properly.
. It develops shape/size recognition and matching ability.
. It develops reasoning, logical thinking, spelling and word attack skills.
. It enhances spatial relation skills.
. It develops pre-reading skills by enhancing children’s ability to recognize shapes.
. It develops perseverance attitude since you will have to persevere to be able to complete jigsaw puzzle.
. It enhances social skills. Who would not enjoy putting jigsaw pieces together with friends and family by the way?
Crosswords not only lighten your mood, but they also benefit the mind, by keeping the wits sharp, according to puzzle solvers and medical experts.
It's easy to get hooked on crosswords, and most newspapers editors use it as an addictive tool to their publication.