Tips on how to play with puzzles

In the modern world puzzles are becoming less intriguing as educational electronic toys come out, but puzzles offer so many more benefits because they are hands on which helps them to develop other areas of their brain.

A neat thing about puzzles is that it is not a toy that offers instant gratification. They will see what the end result is, and they will be excitedly working to get their puzzle to the end result. When they get to that end result, they will feel more confident in themselves and that they can do more things like it. This leads to them wanting to do more difficult puzzles which builds up their confidence.

Because the important things in life take time (School, work etc.) and are not about instant gratification it can be useful to foster this in them early.

Helps develop a creative spark

Doing a puzzle is a good step in learning how to be creative because it makes you think. Thinking helps you to be more creative and come up with more unique, more original material that the world would love to see. By giving your child a wooden puzzle you could literally be creating the next Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein or other great minds throughout history.

Being creative all begins with being able to think and see the world in a contrary way.

Develops reasoning and problem solving skills

What you will notice if you have been giving your child puzzles over a period of time is that they start solving them faster and faster. This is good and it means that you are making excellent progress in helping them to develop their brain. In fact, puzzles are good for all ages because it even helps adults to stimulate their brain.


B Thomas is Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and also is a mother to three fantastic young boys who all enjoy the benefits of family puzzle time.