When the kids are at school, I wait for them to return because I miss them. And when they are home during vacations, I just want them to be back to school. 

Do you also feel the same as a mother?

Well these days, my kids are at home. And every morning to evening, they want something new to do. Whether they watch TV or do their activities or even play endlessly still, they will come to me and ask ” Now what should I do mom?”

And I am always like “What now?”

I have tried so many things to keep them busy. But the main problem is that the brain of kids needs to try something new every few minutes. One fine day while browsing my phone, I came across an interesting site about solving puzzles. Puzzles are what that excites an adult also. Before I could realise, my brain had already started to solve a puzzle. 

Mom, are you playing a game on phone?” my 4-year-old son accused me.

“Ugh no, actually yes.” I was embarrassed to tell him that I had searched this puzzle for him and here I had played it for more than an hour now!!

Now he is the one solving one after another puzzle and the rest is history.

How puzzles affect our brain?

A number of the articles that I have found on this subject list the following as some of the various benefits of completing jigsaw puzzles:

  • enhances visual perception
  • hones coordination
  • improves memory
  • develops critical thinking
  • increases dopamine production in the brain
  • heightens creativity
  • stimulates the whole brain

  

Some excerpts from reality

Jigsaw puzzles help engage the brain and encourage the retention of information about shapes and colours. This information then helps the brain choose pieces that fit together. The hunt for pieces requires your brain to memorise what pieces look like, along with remembering what kind of pieces you are searching for, in order to complete the picture. Doing this repeatedly reinforces short-term memory – Do Jigsaw Puzzles Help the Brain?

When children were 4 years 6 months old, they completed a spatial task involving mental transformations of 2-dimensional shapes. Children who were observed playing with puzzles performed better on this task than those who did not. Among those children who played with puzzles, frequency of puzzle play predicted performance on the spatial transformation task.

Wait no more

So here I bring you the best of puzzles on the web JS PUZZLES.

JSPuzzles is a gaming website born out of a love for jigsaw puzzles.
Play numerous stock puzzles alongside user generated puzzles with their friendly gameplay and fun features.

A new jigsaw puzzle every day! Start your morning with their free unique puzzles.

Every day they post a new puzzle with a different theme –
Nature, Places, Animals, Scenery and more!

Age is no bar. These can be played by anyone; child or adult.

They have a Guestbook also where they have created a Facebook group and connected all the players under one roof.

So fasten your belts and log on to JS puzzles and don’t leave any stone unturned.

 

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