4 ben­e­fits of jig­saw puzzles for kids

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If you’re let­ting go off jig­saw puzzles for your kids, you might want to bring this im­por­tant tool of learn­ing and devel­op­ment back. Be­sides be­ing en­gag­ing, they have many ben­e­fits that helps aid your child’s devel­op­ment. Some of them are:

1. Since there is only one way to solve the prob­lem, the trial and er­ror method is put to use. Kids are thus re­quired to fo­cus and the eye and hand co­or­di­na­tion comes into place. This fur­ther de­vel­ops their prob­lem solv­ing abil­i­ties.

2. Their prob­lem-solv­ing abil­i­ties and rea­son­ing skills in­creases their vis­ual aware­ness and they tend to learn more about shapes, en­vi­ron­ment and so on.

3. Since the brain pro­duces dopamine that is re­spon­si­ble for learn­ing and mem­ory, while solv­ing jig­saw puzzles, the pro­duc­tion of this chem­i­cal is known to in­crease. Thus, those solv­ing jig­saw puzzles have a longer life span and also lesser chances of fall­ing prey to mem­ory loss.

4. It also makes one alert and in­creases their con­cen­tra­tion. Look­ing at the images helps in prac­tis­ing vi­su­al­i­sa­tion, which is great for any phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity that suc­ceeds men­tal ac­tiv­ity . Times of In­dia

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