Jigsaw puzzle is always associated with brain development and we couldn’t deny the vivid effects of the jigsaw puzzle in our little ones who are constantly playing with these type of games. It is also fairly clear that the educational system is encourage to introduce and use the jigsaw puzzle as a form of method to reinforce their lessons in the class room.
Furthermore, the use of jigsaw puzzles in the class room has made the school a fun place to be with. Kids who are able to enjoy playing with jigsaw puzzles have been observed to be better in almost all aspect of learning and that’s important especially when using a method that is quite new to the students or difficult at some point.
The following are the benefits of solving jigsaw puzzles
- Visual perception is enhanced – with all the scattered puzzle pieces and with the use of the original photo, kids and even adults is able to solve jigsaw puzzles because of the use of their eyes. The eye quickly identifies each puzzle pieces and tries to connective them individually.
- Improves coordination – constructing a jigsaw puzzle is difficult and requires well-coordinated movements so as not to destroy puzzle that have been piece together.
- Memory enhancer – as the player continues to complete the puzzle, he is able to picture the whole puzzle in his mind and the original picture which allows him to piece the whole puzzle in his mind making it easy for him to complete the puzzle.
- Develops creativity – creativity in a sense of active imagination. The imagination of an individual is tested when it encounters difficult scenarios like solving a jigsaw puzzle and with a creative imagination; the player is able to create the whole image of the puzzle without even completing the real puzzle itself.
Overall, the benefits of the jigsaw puzzle certainly outweigh the disadvantage which is so minimal. Nevertheless, in playing jigsaw puzzles, it is also beneficial to play it together with the kids or the whole family. The jigsaw puzzle is also considered one of the best family bonding experience as it is fun and educational at the same time.