These days, with more free time on hand, my daughter actually took out a 2000-piece puzzle to assemble. And in order to start playing with the puzzle earlier, she even proactively finished her homework early in the morning.
Regarding recent puzzle-playing experiences, we’ve realised that the benefits of kids playing puzzles are even greater than what I initially thought. We’ve summarised these seven points:
First, no boredom during holidays and weekends. Second, it enhances focus, patience, observation skills, and aesthetics. Third, putting together small pieces to form a larger picture boosts a child’s sense of accomplishment and self-confidence. Fourth, children can understand that significant achievements are made up of small efforts, making them less apprehensive about tackling challenging tasks in the future, as they learn to accumulate and progress step by step.
Fifth, because they enjoy it, children will proactively and efficiently complete their homework in order to play with the puzzle sooner. Sixth, when parents join in on the puzzle-solving process, children tend to open up and share various thoughts and feelings. They express things they wouldn’t normally mention, allowing for a better understanding of their inner world.
Seventh, we have puzzles with different themes at home. We use the current puzzle’s content to tell stories and have conversations with my child. This expands their knowledge, enhances their flexibility of thought, enriches their language expression, and naturally improves their writing abilities.