Puzzles are a great tool for peoples cognitive development. There many benefits why doing jigsaw puzzles is good for you, we have outlined the most important below.
Memory - Even simple jigsaws can help enhance a memory. When a piece doesn’t fit in, it might not be used right away, but it will be kept it in mind for later. Jigsaw puzzles, therefore, benefits the capacity to recall information and helps to improve their memory functions overall.
Cognitive skills and hand-eye coordination - Psychologists determined that when a person manipulates their surroundings, their brains are influenced at this point. Jigsaw puzzles provide the chance to increase brain development: learn to interact directly and change the shape of their environment.
Social skills and persistence - When working together to complete a jigsaw puzzle, people will often discuss where should each piece go and when. By sharing, helping and organizing themselves, they learn important social values and start getting to know the advantages of teamwork. The frustration they feel when a piece doesn't fit, or they can't find the right one will also develop their persistence. It teaches that sometimes we don't succeed on our first try, so we have to keep trying to achieve a goal.
Language - When working in a group to solve a puzzle, people will be forced to speak up when asking for a certain piece. They will also need to describe it the best they can so the others can look for it. This will have a positive impact on language skills.
Self-correcting and problem-solving skills
Jigsaw puzzle is a great self-correcting learning tool. It will train auto-criticism, and it helps to learn with their own mistakes, without needing someone to correct them. The resistance to change people often feel when being corrected by others will also be avoided. There will be the development of their problem-solving skills and an increasing of their independence too.
A custom jigsaw puzzle can be made in all shapes, sizes, and the best thing of all, you can choose the picture for yourself. It could be a picture of you, or of your family. This will help increase the enjoyment of putting the custom jigsaw puzzle together and make this a fun activity that will be enjoyed doing time and time again.