People have long known that puzzles present many benefits for children as they develop. Children usually start out with simple knobbed puzzles that are outlines of simple shapes that fit into corresponding board cutouts. From there they go to more complex silhouettes of real world objects that take more consideration.
The last step that people take with puzzles is usually to jigsaw puzzles of varying complexity. The user is guided by an image they assemble and every time you end up with the same result. The three basics of what puzzles do for your children. When your child is alone with a puzzle you can expect three basic skills to be built:
1. Physical skills — from holding puzzle pieces and turning them until they fit.
2. Cognitive skills — as they solve the problems of a puzzle.
3. Emotional skills — they learn patience and are rewarded when they complete the puzzle.