Back in the days when I was a kid, we always looked forward to visits from our grandparents. That’s because grandma always brought lots of cool stuff for the kids, like:
- New clothes – the only clothes I ever got were hand-me-downs but when grandma came, they would be new.
- Treats – like the lollypop that was bigger than my face (okay, I exaggerate, but it did seem very big back then); and
- Books – my series of Amelia Jane was from grandma
Grandma also brought another type of book – puzzle books with all kinds of puzzles in them – dot-to-dots, word games, logic problems, find-a-word, colour-by-number, mazes, etc. And when we got these books, we’d all be quiet for a while, busily working on our own puzzle book.
When I found this series of puzzle books – Brain Games for Kids – I felt like I was being transported back into time…
Most other puzzle books I’ve seen are usually on a certain type of puzzle – like just mazes, or a dot-to-dot book. I like this series because they offer a variety that reduces the likelihood of tedium setting in. These are some of the puzzles they have in the book:
When I gave the book to G1, I suggested he try a few of the puzzles. He enjoyed it so much, he worked on it until dinner time. How’s that for a bit of screen-free fun?