Boosting Kid's brain power through puzzles

The following article depicts the importance of puzzles for boosting kids’ memory power as well as stimulating their brain power. Most of the games except the ones like chess, solitaire and checkers are meant to provide entertainment without enhancing the brain development. Kids can define a problem, then formulate it, understand the situation of the problem, find the different solutions to the problem and choose the most feasible one using the skills earned through puzzle solving

Role of puzzles for improving logical ability

Kids can learn easily through puzzles. Certain things are easy to remember if the kids are learning through puzzles. Puzzles are an excellent tool for educating kids. A variety of puzzles are available based on the age of the kids. Some children have learning disabilities where parents of those kids can use puzzles to improve their logical skills and mental ability. While solving puzzles kids will get knowledge through fun.

Categories of puzzles

Puzzles are generally categorized into word games and riddles, mathematical and logical categories and mechanical or physical puzzles. Crosswords, Anagrams Conundrums, Charade etc are some of the widely popular riddles. Logical and mathematical puzzles includes a variety of puzzles like number sequences, action sequences, analytical puzzles, geometric puzzles, decision puzzles, and logic puzzles. Examples of Mechanical and physical puzzles include Jigsaws, mazes and labyrinths. Jigsaw puzzles are available for toddlers where by solving this hand eye coordination is improved. Different varieties of jigsaw puzzles are available of different colors and shapes. Some will have pictures of animals, cartoon characters or flowers. Jigsaw puzzles with larger blocks are made for toddlers while those with smaller ones are meant for bigger kids and grown ups. These are available in attractive shapes which provide unlimited fun to the little ones. Kids can improve spelling and vocabulary by solving crossword puzzles. They are useful to kids who start learning the language. Under this section lots of word games are also seen which helps the kids to improve the language. Now in most of the entrance examinations for higher studies the language skills of the applicants are tested by these sorts of puzzles.

Importance of puzzles like "Sudoku"

Most of the puzzles are available widely over the internet and toy stores. Most of the educational sites offer free puzzles to the students. The winners of the puzzles solving activities are given prices and gift coupons. Another puzzle for improving the brain power is Sudoku. Sudoku puzzles can improve the reasoning and logic power of kids. Different levels are available for this puzzle. For starters it is better to go with the easy ones, then to attempt medium and the masters can go for the difficult ones. Anyone who starts enjoying the solving of Sudoku puzzles will get addicted to the puzzle. Sudoku is not only a game for kids. The older ones are also showing lots of interest in this puzzle. Special version of Sudoku by the name 'Sudoku for kids' are available for kids. One can play sudoku games in computer either online or offline. It is available these days in mobile phones and news papers. Scientific studies prove that playing sudoku will reduce the chances of the attack of memory disorders like amnesia.


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