Many children today struggle with mental acuity and language skills. Children have trouble with reading skills, word comprehension and even math. Likewise, many parents struggle with a way to engage their children to not only make them more knowledgeable but also more competitive in school. Well, there is a simple, old fashioned solution that is often overlooked that can help increase a child’s vocabulary and problem solving skills. The answer is the humble crossword puzzle. School and classrooms can be boring for children, and children often look at learning as a kind of punishment; a parent can change that by introducing crossword puzzles.
A parent has many many avenues for crossword puzzles now. A parent can still find the grown up crosswords in the newspaper and can still buy them in a book. There is no need for either of those types of puzzles as there are many more available online to suit your child’s skill level. Some of the online puzzle sites charge a fee to use their service, but many of those puzzles are designed by trained professionals. A parent can literally find thousands of puzzles to choose from, which will allow them a lot of flexibility in choosing what works best for their child. There are many sites with free puzzles. Some websites have puzzles that a child can complete online with time limits, some allow a parent to print out the puzzle and there are even sites that allow a parent to make their own puzzle based on specific words the parent chooses. The sites will also increase the difficulty level of the puzzles to insure that a child continues to be challenged. Challenging a child will teach them to be more competitive and will sharpen their reading and verbal comprehension.
A parent is able to find crosswords that will not only enrich their child academically, but they are able to find ones that will entertain their child at the same time.
The crossword puzzles will increase a child’s desire to learn new words. It will teach them how to look up the definition of words and proper spelling. The word ‘crossword’ does not really do the genre justice on what is available for parents and children. There are many types of puzzles to choose from: they can range from the old-fashioned crossword to mathematical puzzles. So, a parent can look at where their child is struggling academically and then go online to find the appropriate puzzle.
Improving a child academically does not have to be boring or make your kids fall asleep, because crosswords can be fun! If there is more than one child in the household, parents can have the children compete to see who is fastest of who gets the answers correct. A parent can compete with the child also, so that the child will learn that they have to do their best. You can have a sharper, more intelligent child by giving them something fun to do. The crossword puzzle will also allow you to see where your child is deficient in their skills and allow you to help them correct those deficiencies.