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Old-Fashioned Brain Fun for Kids

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:

  1. New clothes – the only clothes I ever got were hand-me-downs but when grandma came, they would be new.
  2. Treats – like the lollypop that was bigger than my face (okay, I exaggerate, but it did seem very big back then); and
  3. 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…

Brain Games Book

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:

Brain Puzzles


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?

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of (a website on parenting, education, child development) and (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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