Today, a psychiatrist who visited our stall, picked up the Jigsaw puzzles, Jenga, Pentaminos, and Tangram all in a matter of a few minutes. She said she was buying it for her patients who are generally over the age of 60 years.


I was surprised to know the scope of these puzzles - not only are they for kids, but also for adults and senior citizens.


Further, I learnt that puzzles lower stress levels, delays dementia, and Alzheimer’s. Additionally, they improve memory and help in problem solving.


Here is a wonderful article that I came across, highlighting more about the same: https://examinedexistence.com/how-puzzles-help-people-senior-citizens/.


This young boy and his parents came to our stall today, but the lad wanted to run away in a hurry since he noticed something more interesting elsewhere. I asked him to take up two small challenges - putting the Soma cube pieces back together and solving the Bramhagopura puzzle. 


They boy and his parents ended up buying both.  Unless parents themselves are not aware of the benefits of the puzzles how will kids follow? 2 Attachments

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Updated: Dec 24, 2018


It is such a nice experience to watch kids switch over from the digital world to the physical world.


At our stall today in Chitrakala Parishad, Bengaluru, this young man was engrossed attempting to solve the Soma cube. This organic wooden puzzle has 7 pieces that can be arranged in 240 different ways. Using these pieces, one can construct a thousand different designs.


Learning can be fun and I urge more parents to nurture these skills of curiosity and inquisitiveness among their children.

Chaya Nisarga © 2019