7 Benefits of Playing with Puzzles

 

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Puzzles can be so much fun for children and adults, they come in all shapes and colors, 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.

1. 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.

2. Develop Fine Motor Skills

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

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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! 

 

gamesmenuWell, let’s get puzzling! W5Go’s Healthy Bodies Season has many fun educational puzzles and more! Discover the 5W’s of hygiene, our five senses, and the food groups all while learning what we need to do to keep our bodies happy and healthy!

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Free Educational App Forests for Children!

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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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KEY FEATURES:
 

VR iSpy game
VR footprints to animals
Discover species
Basics of Photosynthesis
Learn English
Ad-free, no in-app purchases
Real life-based visuals

 

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!

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? When can we visit the forest?

 

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Greetings! Free Educational App for Kids

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This episode teaches the who, what, where, when and whys of greetings. In a virtual playground, your child will be able to interact with children from cultures around the world.  They will say hello to your child in their native language, teaching them the pronunciation, and spelling.

Saying a Hello is only one part of greeting someone. The way you approach people in different cultures can very different compared to your own. Shown through fun animations, we demonstrate how some cultures say hello with a handshake, nose bump, high-fives and so on. Learn various formal and informal greetings from world leaders such as Obama and the Queen.

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Throughout an Augmented Reality (AR) simulation, an animated globe will appear where you will learn “Where in the World” do they say that. Accompanied by music from the specific area, a postcard will appear explaining how the people of that region greet each other.  This is a visual display of where the country is located, helping with geography.  By using visual aids a child will be able to identify the country on the globe, know what language they speak, how to say hello and what gestures they use to say hello and goodbye. This opens your child up to a would of cultural understanding and

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Your child will also learn the time of day greetings such as “good morning” “good afternoon” and “good night”. In this scene, AR (Augmented Reality) bubbles with an image of a flag that will appear. Once they click on the bubbles it will say how to pronounce the word, what language and what it means.

 

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W5Go! Imagine Song

What? Why? When? Where? Who? Five very important words that begin with W!

 

W5Go’s theme song Go Imagine teaches children the importance of asking the W5 and pushing furthering and asking questions like What if? and Why not? to learn more about pushing the boundaries of our imagination, sparking creativity!

Who?

Who is W5Go for? W5Go apps, videos, and games were created for children 5-8 years old. Fun educational games that are meant to supplement your child’s traditional education.

What? 

W5Go is a collection of apps, games, and videos! You can find us on google play & app store as well as youtube. With over 60k in downloads and videos, we hope to keep producing free quality educational content available to everyone.

Most of our applications feature child-safe augmented & virtual reality scenes

Where?

You can find us on google play, app store, and youtube.

When? 

All W5Go apps do not require wi-fi, do not have in-app ads or purchases. You can play them anywhere, anytime!

Why? 

It’s fun, free and educational! W5Go is part of a social edification project from QiiQ.  A social good project that aims in bringing quality education to children around the globe. We wish to gradually introduce children to simple augmented and virtual reality, making it easily accessible for children from all walks of life, no fancy expensive headset needed.

What if? 

What if I have an idea for a new w5go episode or suggestion on how we can improve W5Go? Easy! We love hearing feedback, feel free to comment below or send us an email info@w5go.com

 

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Mind & Body App for Children

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Mind and body is an episode within W5Go’s Healthy Bodies mobile app. The app is free to download, no in-app purchases, no ads and does not require wi-fi making it a perfect education app for road trips. 

Having a healthy body means taking care of your body inside and out! This episode covers the importance of Stretching, Aerobics, Strength & Mental Health. Learn how each topic helps the body stay healthy and strong. Join the W5Go kids in simple bodyweight exercises, learn body parts, play a sports memory game and more!  

Having a healthy mind is equally as important as having a strong body. We want to help break the stigma of Mental Health by introducing children to the basics of having a positive mind. We talk about feeling sad and what to do when you feel sad, with simple breathing exercises, how to help feelings, a song about bullying and a simple quiz. Upon completing this episode, a child will have a basic understanding of mental health and how to cope with situations.   

Key Features:

  • Simple body weight exercises for children to follow along
  • Fun animations, games, quizzes 
  • Breathing exercises 
  • Spelling and Pronunciation: On-screen text & voice over  
  • 20+ Fun Mind & Body Facts 

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Coming Soon! VRoom2 – VR Mobile Car Racing App

Vroom2 is part of the W5Go’s educational apps series for children 5-8. This children’s game is meant to encourage children to see the many possibilities for recycling, spark their imagination and put their creativity to work.

Create your own custom ride in the Vroom2 Virtual reality garage.

 

 

 

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Race into action, build your own custom ride with over 6 million combinations, hit the tracks and test your skills.

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Customize your car in the Vroom2 360 virtual reality garage. With over 100 recycled parts to choose from, there are over 6 million possible car combinations, each affecting your performance in different ways. Donuts, plates, baskets, chopsticks, balloons and so much more! Build your ride and see how it test out on one of the many Vroom2 tracks.

 

      Features:

  • Easy Controls
  • Millions of Car Combinations
  • VR Garage
  • Insane Tracks 
  • Multiplayer Online
  • Develop fine motor-skills

 

An App with Sustainable Development Goals 

This app was designed with the UNSDG (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals)  in mind! We want to encourage children to use their imagination and see the possibilities of recycling. By incorporating recycling and small gestures into our lives, we can help children see how small daily actions reduce our waste. By doing this we pass on important morals and values to children and instill an appreciation for nature within them.

When we learn to reduce waste and encourage innovation by recycling we hope to help achieve the following goals.

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Goal 12: Responsible Production and Consumption
Goal 13: Climate Action
Goal 14: Life Below Water

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