Why Playing With Puzzles is Important
We all know the benefits of traditional puzzles - they help to develop early life skills such as logical thinking, problem solving and motor skills. But we like 3D puzzles even more! Here are 3 reasons why:
Fine motor skills
When playing with puzzles, children practise picking up, pinching and grasping pieces and moving them around. They manipulate the puzzle pieces into slots, sorting them and fitting them into the correct places.
Improves spatial orientation
A 3D puzzles adds an extra dimension to the traditional 2D puzzle. It provides challenge to those who are accustomed to 2D puzzles. While both kinds of puzzles involve logic, classification and association skills (by first sieving pieces of similar colours), the extra dimension develops our ability to see and make geometric association between the pieces.
Patience and concentration
Puzzles help to develop patience and concentration. We are naturally drawn to the clear goal of completing the entire puzzle and see it in its full glory. Through this process, children learn problem solving and gradually build their self esteem through small successes when each piece snaps in place. It teaches them to overcome challenges and gives a sense of accomplishment, picking up early life skills.
Most of all, what we love is the social part of this activity, where children can brain storm and work together to achieve a common goal. Check out the puzzles in our boxes. Build a fairytale castle in Fairytale Land or learn about the different dinosaurs as you piece them together in Dinosaur Land.
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