Today is the day to work on a puzzle. It’s National Puzzle Day.
Jigsaw puzzles are fun because you can sit, or stand, and focus on the different pieces and how they fit to complete a picture. Start with the outer edges and then work on the center pieces.
Crossword puzzles are great if you have good recall on lots of different topics. It’s challenging to understand the meaning of the clue and then come up with a word that fits the spaces.
Word searches, we enjoy those, have you search for different words from a list. Look forwards, backwards and sideways and see what you find.
A sudoku puzzle is for you if you like math puzzles and using logical thinking. The goal is to fill in nine spaces with numbers from 1 to 9 without duplicating any.
Trivia is very popular and while you might not think of this as a puzzle it does require you to use your brain to solve a problem. Trivia teams are very popular. The more brain power!
Puzzles are the perfect activity for your brain no matter your age. Young or old your brain gets good exercise doing puzzles. A puzzle exercises both sides of your brain. It improves your cognition, helps your focus and short-term memory.
Memory can improve along with your problem-solving skills that you may have forgotten you possess.
Work on a puzzle with a partner and improve your social skills. This is particularly good for children but for anyone of any age.
There are only positives with working on any type of puzzle and the best part of all of them is that you have FUN.
Private Home Health Care loves working on jigsaw and Sudoku puzzles. We hope to spread joy today with all the different puzzles available to everyone.