Puzzles are a popular and challenging activity for young children and adults alike. At any age, we are trying to solve and challenge ourselves to various kind of puzzles even since we were toddlers. Indeed, this activity is a part of early child development process. A favorite toy of educators and parents alike, puzzles are deceptively simple. All you have to do is put pieces together to make a whole. But despite their apparent simplicity, puzzles are a fantastic learning tool that teaches youngsters many essential life skills. What are they?
The 3 basics of puzzles do for child development
1. Physical skills : from holding puzzle pieces and fitting in
2. Cognitive skills : when children solve the problems of a puzzle
3. Emotional skills : they learn patience and are rewarded when they complete the puzzle
From fine motor, to problem solving, the advantages of puzzles for children’s development are numerous. This educational toy is obviously important for kids to learn physical, cognitive and emotional skills, which will support them later on in life as they grow up.
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