The Lifelong Effects of Puzzle Play

The Lifelong Effects of Puzzle Play

Posted by Mozlly On Apr 26th 2017 In child development, kids, playtime, puzzles, toddlers

Playtime is the best investment parents can give to their children. Through play, education is incorporated in a way where the process becomes a fun learning experience. Children unwittingly learn basic skills by playing with toys and with others, such as fine motor skills, psycho-motor skills, creativity, imaginative story-telling, cooperation, self-control and motivational skills.

One of the more exciting ways to develop these types of skills for parents and children is through toys! The University of Chicago held a study with findings that stated, “The children who played with puzzles performed better than those who did not, on tasks that assessed their ability to rotate and translate shapes,” said psychologist Susan Levine, a leading expert on mathematics development in young children.

Basic skills puzzle play teaches that carry on into adulthood:

  • Problem-solving strategies
  • Project management skills
  • Self-management skills
  • Visual skills
  • Cognitive skills
  • Character development skills and traits
  • Tactile skills
  • Social skills
  • Collaborative skills

Here are just a few of the puzzles we carry that boost children’s basic development skills:

To learn colors

To learn numbers

To learn letters 

To learn shapes

To learn animals

Children's early experiences deeply affect and pave their future development.  It's never too late to incorporate puzzle play into your child's life.  Even a few minutes of playtime a day can make a lifetime of difference!