Games and Puzzles overview

Sudoku puzzles teach important critical thinking, problem solving and organization skills, and these easy sudoku puzzles are a great way for beginners to understand the concept. Deductive reasoning skills are developed as they learn to use the process of elimination to reduce the overwhelming number of possibilities to only one or two, and then test each one to see which answer works. Children also learn to pay attention to detail as they are continually checking their work to be sure everything still complies with the rules after they add something new.

 

Memory Games can help: improve concentration; train visual memory; increase short term memory; increase attention to detail; improve the ability to find similarities and differences in objects; help to classify objects that are grouped by similar traits and improve vocabulary.

 

Solving jigsaw puzzles also helps children to develop gross and fine motor skills, hand–eye coordination and shape recognition.  They are also a great way of developing cognitive, visual-spatial, collaborative and social skills.  They also help to develop problem-solving skills and boost logical reasoning. Solving puzzles improves concentration and memory. Finally, children learn to work with patience by trying to solve puzzles.

 

Shadow Matching helps develop visual discrimination, which is a necessary skill for pre-reading children who are progressing towards reading text on a page. Helps children learn their letters. Builds vocabulary and also develops a base for early math skills.