Often we're told that we should be exercising our brains to keep them healthy. There are many different puzzles and activities you can choose from. Anything which uses your brain differently to your everyday life will be doing it a lot of good. One of my favorite types of puzzles are word searches. I love to sit down with a new puzzle and work my way through the list of interesting words, finding them all hidden in the grid.
Children's interest in these type of puzzles can be a good thing as solving a word search puzzle might help a child in a number of areas. To solve the puzzle, a child must pay close and careful attention to the task _ a child will soon learn that concentration and persistence pays off! Most word search puzzles are accompanied by a list of words to search for. Children may encounter new words through these puzzles, and thus expand their vocabulary. In order to find words with the puzzle grid, a child must pay close attention to the exact spelling of each of the words.