Jigsaws Have Their Own Day!

Celebrated on 29th January, National Puzzle Day recognises the value of puzzles and how they can benefit our mental development. It was started in 2002 by Jodi Jill as a way for her to share her enjoyment of puzzles. It has gone on to grow in popularity year on year.

What is the purpose of National Puzzle Day?

Whether it’s a crossword, jigsaw, word search, Sudoku puzzle or brain teaser, puzzles are a great way to put our minds to work. Regularly spending time working on puzzles can improve:

  • memory
  • cognitive function
  • problem-solving skills

Word searches and crossword puzzles have the obvious benefit of increasing vocabulary skills and improving spelling, in addition, puzzles also have the added benefit of being a great social tool. Solving problems with others provides a healthy and productive way to interact with people. Whether it’s with a partner or larger group, these interactions can keep children socially active, whilst providing them with the necessary social skills to thrive.

How can I celebrate National Puzzle Day?

If you’re looking to celebrate National Puzzle Day in the classroom or at home, we have an excellent selection of exciting puzzles you can customise with your family photos. Puzzles are a great way to explore a wide variety of subjects and concepts, from language learning to mathematics to developing fine motor skills.

Check out our one-off or subscription puzzles, where you can upload your family photos and receive a custom puzzle straight to your door. Contact us if you have any questions.