One of the games that you can introduce to children is playing puzzles. Puzzle is a toy to arrange pictures, the pictures are scrambled first. So the child tries to arrange them in the frame by connecting the small pieces so that they become a complete picture. The puzzle image wants are generally not symmetrical so that the pieces of the picture are unique and help players make it easier to arrange. The shapes and pieces of the puzzle can be adjusted according to your child. Choice of puzzle pieces that are not too complicated for the initial method of introducing puzzle games to children.
Puzzles can be introduced to children aged 10 months with a few and easy puzzle pieces. The higher the age of your child can be introduced to a higher complexity with more pictures and picture wants. Did you know that playing puzzles that look simple can help in the emotional development of children.
The following are some of the benefits of playing puzzles for children:
1. Problem solving
By playing puzzles will help improve problem solving. This game will help your child to think from various points of view in order to solve puzzle pieces to form a picture. Playing puzzles can also help your child to achieve goals and have something to be proud of, which encourages him to persistently connect the puzzle pieces. This will encourage children to learn and try to solve the problem with a variety of ways / points of view.
2. Develop eye and hand coordination
Puzzles have a variety of pictures, shapes and colors. The different varieties will help children improve their eye and hand coordination. Your child will be trained to put the puzzle pieces together by forming different parts. So as to make children learn to involve movement and also concentration while getting to know at the same time.
3. Develop children’s motor skills
By playing puzzles, your child has to pick up something that makes a line and move things without breaking them. This will increase motor skills. Not only in basic movements but puzzles will also help in controlling movement and putting it in place. With games that can train motor skills, it will help children practice abilities, such as writing and eating well.
4. Develop cognitive skills
Did you know that by playing puzzles your child is trained to recognize different sizes, pictures and shapes so that it will help your child put puzzle pieces in all directions harmoniously and simultaneously. So that with exercises like that will make your child practice cognitive skills. This game will help in the basics that are carried out including the alphabet, objects and calculations that form the basis of learning.
5. Practicing Patience
By playing puzzles, children will be required to combine puzzle pieces so they have to be patient in compiling the pictures in the boxes that have been provided. Children will practice patiently in carrying out the process until they find the ‘goal’ they want.