Why Riddles are so Great for Childhood Development

 

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Riddles are great for all ages! They teach us so many life lessons, words, wordplay, problem-solving and comprehension. Riddles are fun and easy to remember, often children share the riddles they hear, helping them become more social.

Improve Vocabulary

Riddles are usually told in a creative way with more advanced words. When kids want to share riddles, that’s after they understand the whole context. Riddles also encourage kids to ask about words they can’t understand yet.

Funny Word Play

You know how most kids are when it comes to funny things. Children tend to love slapstick comedy and childish jokes. To improve a child’s taste in humor, you can give creative riddles to them. Riddles can entertain a child and get his brain working at the same time.

Comprehension

Many kids can read at such a young age but can’t fully understand context. In order for a child to share riddles with other people, he must fully understand the riddle first. With great understanding comes great comprehension.

Problem Solving

Practicing riddles help children to think outside of the box. This becomes so useful when it comes to academic testing. Through riddles, children are able to practice creativity, logic, and comprehension. Taking these skills

Most tests in schools rely on creativity, logic, and comprehension. Riddles can improve a kid in all those areas. They can improve the critical thinking and problem-solving skills of a child.

Family Bonding Time

Working together to solve something is the best way to form a bond and relationship with each other. Taking the time to play with your child solving riddles and playing games helps children learn valuable knowledge and build self-esteem.

Building self-esteem is so important for children, having the ability to be confident in your choices and answers will help to benefit them throughout their life.

 

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The Food Groups App for Children

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The food groups is a free educational episode within the W5Go Healthy Bodies app! Come learn about the four food groups and discover what makes them so special and an important part of maintaining a healthy body.
               Our bodies need fuel to work properly! We fuel our bodies with food! Written based on the Canadian Food guide, this episode explains the Four food groups and the additional group Fats, Salts & Oils. Learn the nutritional value of each food group, what foods and alternatives are in each group and the importance of a balanced diet. 

Through fun interactive like slicing bread, harvesting vegetables, apple catch, virtual barbecuing, cake decorating and more your child will have fun learning about the food groups, nutrition, and simple food preparations. 

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  • Interactive games and scenes; sort food groups, build the food pyramid, decorate a cake and more! 
  • Interactive VR & AR 
  • Spelling and Pronunciation: On-screen text & voice over   
  • 20+ Fun Facts 
  • Learn the number of servings a day you need of each 

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Why Puzzles are Good for Children

Puzzles can be so much fun for children and adults, they come in all shapes and colours, with many different themes. It is no wonder children absolutely love playing with puzzles. Not only do they provide hours of entertainment they are also a valuable source for educational development.

Sharpen Cognitive Skills 

Cognitive skills are the core skills your brain uses to think, read, learn, remember, reason, and pay attention. When playing with puzzles a person needs to utilize these skills, practicing and sharpening them, all while having fun.

Playing with puzzles increases their visual spatial awareness and develops a deeper understanding of these themes and topics.Cute asian little girl is trying to connect couple jigsaw puzzle

Develop Fine Motor Skills

When children play with puzzles, they are required to pick up, grasp, pinch and move pieces around, sorting them into the correct places.

Hand-eye Coordination 

Along with developing fine motor skills puzzles are a great way to help in developing hand-eye coordination. Often puzzles require a lot of trial and error, requiring a child to move and manipulate the piece into place. This requires a lot of hand-eye coordination.

Problem Solving

What is the point of doing a puzzle? To complete it of course! Whether it be a 12 piece puzzle or thousands of pieces puzzles are all about trial and error.

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When children are playing with puzzles, they must think and develop strategies on how they will complete the puzzle. This process requires cognitive skills such as reasoning and problem-solving skills, developing solutions. These are life skills they will take with them to their adulthood.

Persistence & Patients 

Puzzles can take a lot of time, effort and concentration. With some puzzles being over a thousand pieces and very complicated, being able to push through and complete the puzzle teaches a child that with persistence and patients they can achieve any goal.

Social

Puzzles are a great way to bring people together. Working together to develop a strategy, and cooperating together to complete a puzzle helps to develop many social skills. Nothing brings people together more than completing a common goal.

Self Esteem

Nothing boost self-esteem and self-worth more than accomplishing a goal. For children having something tangle-able to look back and say “Hey I did that” provides such a great sense of pride and achievement within themselves.  Working around issues and overcoming challenges boost their self-confidence and self-esteem, preparing them for other challenges in life.

Puzzles are not only a great source of fun but provide so many educational benefits! Have fun puzzling! 

30 Fun Riddles your Child will Love

AlleyCats_Riddle

Answer:  Alley Cat

Apples_riddles

Answer:  You have Two Apples!

Baker_riddle

Answer: A “Flour” Garden

Candle_riddle

Answer: A Candle

 Clock_riddle2

Answer: A Clock

Clouds_riddles

Answer: Clouds

Cow_riddle

Answer: A Lawn Moo-er

Dog_paws_riddle

Answer: They press the paws button

Riddle_Book

Answer: The Dictionary

Rainbow_riddle

Answer: A Rainbow

RabbitCarrot_Riddle_

Answer:  Because you never see a rabbit wearing glasses

Octopus_riddle

Answer:  Ten-Tickles

Math_riddle

Answer: 888 + 88 + 8 + 8 + 8 = 1000

Maps_Riddle

Answer: A Map

Mailbox_riddle

Answer: Mailbox

Frog_Riddle

Answer: They eat whatever bugs them.

Fish_Joke

Answer: A  FSH

Elephant_ValentinesDay

Answer: I love you Tons

DucksRiddle

Answer: At the Quack of Dawn

Riddle_Cat

Answer: Kittens!

Riddle_Clock

Answer: A Clock!

Riddle_Cupcake

Answer: A Cupcake

Riddle_Egg

Answer: An Egg

SeeSaw_Riddle

Answer:  See-Saw

Spaceparty

Answer:  You Planet

T_Riddle

Answer: Teapot

Table_riddle

Answer: A Table

Tomorrow_riddle

Answer: Tomorrow

Towel_riddle

Answer: A Towel

Umbrellas_Riddle

Answer: Umbrella

 

Forest Adventures! Mobile App

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Raining outside? Enjoy the wonders of the forest from the warm comforts of home. In this fun-filled adventure, your child will explore the virtual forests of  W5Go! They will discover what creates a forest, who lives in a forest, the sounds of a forest and the basics of photosynthesis.

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After playing through the Forest Episode your child will be able to identify the four seasons, various trees and plants and where trees and plants get their food.  Enjoy a virtual reality interactive game of iSPY, look for the different animals in the forest and watch as they scurry away when you find them!

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In a virtual reality simulation, you will stumble upon footprints left behind by various creatures of the forest. Interact with these footprints to get a closer look and watch as the animal who left them comes to life through animation.

Using augmented reality a globe will appear and visually show the four seasons around the world. Explaining the basics of northern and southern hemispheres and how when it is winter in one hemisphere is it summer in the other.

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Learn English while venturing through the forest, several words will appear on the screen, and are featured in the voice-over. This will improve spelling, pronunciation,  vocabulary, listening skills, and overall communication.

Ask and discover the 5W’s of the Forest! What is the forest? Who lives in the forest? Why are they so important? Where do plants and trees find their food?

Digits For Children! Mobile App

Digits is an introductory app to the world of numbers! Digits are the numbers 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and 9! Discover who uses digits, what are digits, where do we use digits, when do we use digits and why we use digits.

Key Features: 
Count along animations
Learn different counting styles
Real life-based visuals
20+ Onscreen and Voice over words to learn
No ads, no in-app purchases and does not require Wifi

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All of our applications are free to download, free from advertisements, no internet required and do not have any in-app purchases.

These apps are designed for children 4-12 to complement their traditional education. Throughout this lesson, you will be asked a variety of questions about numbers, have time to think and they will be given the answer.  We want to encourage children to dig deeper by asking questions like what if and why not.

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