This month is International Brain Teaser Month. I chose it because I enjoy riddles, puzzles, and brain teasers of any kind.
Brain teasers are just another way to exercise the mind. It helps our brains focus and remember things. Like any other muscle, we have to keep working at our mental strength. These games also help our brain find new ways to focus or hone our already existing skills.
The brain is a powerful muscle. One that we must exercise in order to keep up its strength, just like any other muscle we have. Aside from doing homework and solving everyday problems, brain teasers are great workouts. They can range from simple to hard questions – puzzles for young and old.
Many games that we have on our computers, phones, or tablets are simple brain teasers. There are many ways to learn and through playing, our brain can exercise without feeling worn out. There are various brain teasers that exist, bringing our minds new ways to solve problems.
- Crossword Puzzles
- Einstein’s Riddle – http://brainden.com/einsteins-riddles.htm
- Puzzles – such as those we have in the library if you want to take a study break!
- Rubix Cube
- Word Puzzles
The level of difficulty really depends on what you consider difficult. Sudoku isn’t a brain teaser enjoyed by all, especially if you don’t like math. Such games like riddles or a rubix cube isn’t for everyone either. While some may find Sudoku a great way to exercise, others may find solving a riddle brings more excitement.
It doesn’t matter what kind of game you’re interested in, these forms can help many things. They can help your memory, your reaction time, math, matching, and language skills.
Come visit the library to play some good old fashioned brain teasers by checking out our jigsaw puzzles we have for patrons to put together.