It’s Puzzle Day

Today is National Puzzle day!

For National Puzzle Day we’ve created some special Barrett puzzles to try. Working on solving puzzles is great for many reasons. Puzzles can help with:

  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Pattern and shape recognition
  • Fine motor skills
  • Memory
  • Patience
  • Concentration and focus
  • Self-esteem

Try your hand at some of the puzzles below. Some helpful tips are at the bottom of this page. *NOTE* Arlington Public Schools blocks most puzzle sites as they fall into the wide range of “Game” category sites filtered on student devices. These puzzles should work fin on personal phones, tablets and computers.

 

Tips

Jigsaw planet tips

 

 

 

 

 

Want to know more about students and puzzles – See this research study

Doherty, M.J., Wimmer, M.C., Gollek, C., Stone, C. and Robinson, E.J. (2021), Piecing Together the Puzzle of Pictorial Representation: How Jigsaw Puzzles Index Metacognitive Development. Child Dev, 92: 205-221. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13391

 

Barrett Puzzle Day