Puzzles are powerful! Yes, those little cardboard pieces, all mixed up in an enormous jumble on the table, have the potential to strengthen skills needed for reading.
How can puzzles help children with reading? We’re glad you asked! (Okay – you may not have asked, but admit it – you’re curious about how puzzles relate to reading, aren’t you?)
As we read, we rely heavily on patterns (e.g., letter formations, word formations, repetitions of phrases, spacing between letters and words, shapes of words, etc). Without patterns, it would be extremely difficult to read.