Discovering Creativity: How Puzzles and Riddles Help Children

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Riddles and puzzles can be a wonderful way for their cognitive development. They help in bringing the curiosity in kids and a zeal to complete the task despite the difficulty. There are various benefits for children to solve riddles and puzzles. 

Boosts creativity: 

Puzzles boost the creativity of kids. They try to think of the solution in different ways possible. They come up with unique solutions and during the process they end up with the right one. 

Develops patience:

Kids are generally impulsive. They want to get things as soon as they wish for it. But it cannot be encouraged in their growing years. Puzzles and riddles require time to get the solution. When children are challenged with the tasks, they will be patient to get the solution no matter what. 

Enhances social interaction:

When puzzles and riddles are solved by a team, children improve social interaction and communicate better. They develop the team management skills too. 

Improves confidence:

Solving the puzzles and riddles, especially within a less amount of time gives a sense of accomplishment which improves confidence within the child and it brings a lot of happiness.

Contribution to learning:

Few kids might be resistant towards learning and studying. If they are acquainted with puzzles and riddles, they seem to enjoy learning and show much interest in understanding new concepts. 

Make learning fun for your kids:


  1. I have keys but no locks. I have space but no room. You can enter, but you can’t go inside. What am I?
  2. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?
  3. I speak without a mouth and hear without ears. I have no body, but I come alive with the wind. What am I?
  4. I’m taken from a mine, and shut up in a wooden case, from which I’m never released, and yet I am used by almost every person. What am I?
  5. What has keys but can’t open locks?
  6. I’m full of holes, but I can still hold water. What am I?
  7. The more you look at it, the less you can see. What is it?
  8. I fly without wings. I cry without eyes. Wherever I go, darkness follows me. What am I?
  9. I have cities but no houses, mountains but no trees, and water but no fish. What am I?
  10. I’m tall when I’m young, short when I’m old. What am I? 

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Tipparaju Bhavya

A digital marketing enthusiast here to create a world full of imagination for kids with stories, poems, rhymes.

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