Learning with Puzzles

Many families learn through regular activities together. They visit museums, read books out loud, or watch documentary videos. They might talk about nature during a hike, discuss aviation during a flight, or explore math during a shopping trip. Learning happens everywhere and it subtly supports what a child does in school.

While the opportunity to learn is all around us, one fun suggestion is to complete a puzzle a month with your family. Select puzzles that support current school learning. You can figure this out by looking at the Common Core Standards at http://www.corestandards.org. Select specific topics and then find puzzles to complete as a family. As you are completing the puzzle, talk about why it is relevant and what they are learning in school. Some of our favorite puzzles include:

  • Ravensburger USA Map 300 Piece Puzzle, Ravensburger
  • Rainforest Cardboard Floor Puzzle, Melissa and Doug
  • Educational Geography Jigsaw Puzzle, GeoWorld
  • World Map Puzzle, Round World
  • Solar System Puzzle, Melissa and Doug

Make some popcorn and hot chocolate and settle in for an educational family night completing fun puzzles!

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