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How Puzzles Directly Support 2e Students

Updated: Feb 13

Creative thinking sparks innovation and problem-solving. When coupled with perseverance, creativity becomes an unstoppable force. For 2e children, whose minds are brimming with potential, fostering creative thinking, engagement, and perseverance is paramount. Especially when their school days often push against their deficits.


The Significance of Creative Thinking, Engagement, and Perseverance


  • Creative Thinking ignites innovation. It enables children to approach problems from unconventional angles, generate new ideas, and connect seemingly unrelated concepts. Creative thinking is the bridge between knowledge and innovation, and it is vital for solving complex, real-world problems.

  • Engagement in learning is the driving force behind sustained interest and motivation. When children are engaged in their learning, they are more likely to invest time and effort, leading to deeper understanding and higher achievement. It fosters a love for learning that extends beyond the classroom.

  • Perseverance is the ability to persist in the face of challenges and setbacks. It is the fuel that keeps the creative engine running. For 2e children, who often encounter complex problems and high expectations, perseverance is a critical trait that leads to long-term success.

Puzzles are an applicative tool for nurturing creative thinking, engagement, and perseverance in 2e children. Here's why:


  • Cognitive Stimulation: Logic puzzles challenge the mind and promote creative problem-solving. They require solvers to use their critical thinking skills to deduce patterns and solutions, enhancing their cognitive abilities.

  • Versatility: Puzzles come in various levels of difficulty, allowing parents and educators to tailor the puzzles to a child's abilities. This adaptability ensures that the puzzles remain engaging and challenging.

  • Enjoyment and Engagement: Puzzles are specifically designed to be interesting and engaging for various types of thinkers. When children find learning fun, they are more likely to be motivated and deeply engaged in the problem-solving process.

  • Perseverance Building: Logic and wordplay puzzles inherently require perseverance. They present challenges that may not have immediate solutions, teaching solvers the value of persistence and the satisfaction of overcoming obstacles; a lesson that generalizes to many different situations.


Incorporating Logic Puzzles into the Classroom

To effectively harness the benefits of logic puzzles in your class and to promote perseverance, consider the following strategies:


  • Identify Interests: Recognize the areas of interest and strengths of the child. Select puzzles that align with their passions to foster engagement and perseverance.

  • Gradual Progression: Begin with puzzles of moderate difficulty and gradually increase complexity as the child's skills improve. This progression ensures that the child remains challenged and engaged, promoting perseverance.

  • Encourage Reflection: Encourage 2e children to reflect on their problem-solving strategies and creative thinking processes. This self-awareness promotes metacognition, which is valuable for lifelong learning and perseverance.

  • Celebrate Achievements and Effort: Celebrate both small and significant achievements. Praise the child's effort and perseverance in tackling challenging puzzles. Positive reinforcement encourages continued engagement and perseverance.

Creative thinking, engagement, and perseverance are the cornerstones of nurturing the potential of 2e children. Puzzles provide an exciting and effective means to enhance creative thinking skills, promote engagement, and build perseverance in these young minds. By fostering creative, engaged, and persistent learners, we empower 2e children to tackle future challenges, make meaningful contributions to society, and continue to push the boundaries of human knowledge and innovation.


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About Solving Fun


Solving Fun, a Bay Area company focused on creative thinking through puzzles and games, has been a trailblazer in this field since its foundation in 2020. The company has worked with communities across the country to foster creative thinking while getting people engaged with each other and off-screens. Whether through Classroom Solving Kits, City-Wide Puzzle Hunts, or Team-Building Activities, Solving Fun has spent time working to strengthen creative thinking and engagement, encouraging communities to shift away from screens and think more creatively and collaboratively.


Recently, Solving Fun has expanded its focus to work with teams of adults, leveraging their expertise to build creative thinking through team-building activities. One notable activity, called "Team Building Takeout," involves teams navigating through a model lunchbox made entirely of puzzles. These puzzles, like many that Solving Fun creates do not have many directions. The key is to productively struggle and think creatively to persevere through the challenge, build resilience - and celebrate success! Regardless of the product or age group, these types of puzzles and games are enriching for both children and adults alike, fostering a culture of creative problem-solving and collaboration.


For more information about creative thinking through puzzles and games visit: www.solvingfun.com or read more creative ideas from Solving Fun co-founders at www.solvingfun.com/blog

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