3D puzzles offer many different kinds of benefits to both children and adults. They will find that these puzzles offer educational, mental, and physical benefits to their lives. Children can learn much about their world by putting together a three dimensional puzzle. They can learn the basic structure of animals, transportation machines, and even landmarks and buildings. Discover how you can use 3D puzzles to teach about real world locations, improve brain function, and more!
3D Puzzles Cement Classroom Learning
Geography is a subject most children learn in school. Every student learns history. Both of those subjects have ties with landmarks and buildings. For instance, when a child is learning about Rome in the classroom it can be very beneficial to put together a 3D puzzle of the Coliseum. As the put together the structure, they will reinforce what they learned in the classroom about Roman architecture. If the puzzle is to scale, they will begin to understand how many people the structure could fit inside and therefore how important Gladiators were to Roman culture. As the puzzle is being put together, consider discussing the life of the Gladiators, who benefited, why people enjoyed this entertainment, and so on. In short, 3D puzzles are a hands on way to cement what a child learns during lecture and also helps to enhance the logic building centers in the brain.
3D Puzzles Enhance Logic Centers in the Brain
3D puzzles will challenge a person’s ability to solve problems in a greater way then a 2D puzzle can. A 3D puzzle deals with more space, more dimensions, and is therefore more complicated. Therefore, doing a 3D puzzle helps anyone who does them by increasing the logic centers of the brain. The problem solving skills are challenged and strengthened. Plus, these puzzles aid in increasing concentration and therefore help people learn how to think things through beyond the puzzle.
3D Puzzles Increase Other Skills
Putting a puzzle together is a rather complicated process that requires many skills. As we’ve already mentioned, puzzles help to stimulate the logic centers of the brain. Problem solving skills are improved, as is the ability for an individual to concentrate. Furthermore, people who do puzzles benefit from refining their fine motor skills. Putting a puzzle together requires some rather dexterous hand and finger movements. In the same vein, hand-eye coordination may be improved in both children and seniors that do 3D puzzles. In fact, there is some evidence to support that doing puzzles can help to stimulate the mind and may improve the memory in senior citizens.
Check Out Some Great Puzzles!
Check out some great puzzles! We really like 3D puzzles that help to engage our brains around real-world locations such as:
- The Earth Puzzleball by Ravensburger 3D. How much real-world can you get than the globe? Putting together this puzzle is sure to help improve your geography skills.
- Put together the Brooklyn Bridge when you’re in a New York state of mind, or perhaps the entire NYC skyline.
- Connect with a US monument as you put together the Mount Rushmore 3-D Sculpture Puzzle by Milton Bradley.