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Highlights for Children – It’s National Puzzle Day!

by Pennie on January 29, 2014

HighlightsIf you are living most anywhere in the country besides Hawaii or southern Florida, you are probably experiencing unseasonably cold temperatures this week. Weather like this makes us want to put on our jammies and hunker down with a cup of hot chocolate and a crossword puzzle. Of course, we may just have puzzles on our minds because today, January 29, is National Puzzle Day.

Here at Highlights, we love puzzles. Not only are they great fun, puzzles also help kids develop critical math, reading and problem-solving skills. This year, we are encouraging parents and grandparents to take the Pledge to Puzzle: a commitment to spend at least 15 minutes doing a puzzle with a child on January 29.

I have always been a puzzle person; whether traditional picture puzzles, word puzzles, mazes, crossword puzzles or sudoku!  I think it is one of the reasons I became a technical person.  I like the mental challenge of puzzles and it helps to sharpen my logic skills.  It may have started when I got Highlights magazine when I was a kid, but it definitely continues to this day.  I love when my grandson’s copy comes in the mail.  It’s a chance to share my love of puzzles with him!  Here’s a blog post on the benefits of children doing puzzles by Highlights.

Pledge to Puzzle today with your kids or grandkids by downloading a FREE pack of puzzles from Highlights.  You can also play Highlights puzzle trivia on Facebook. They’ll be posting trivia and solvable puzzles on their Facebook page. Those who comment with the correct answers will have a chance to win a puzzle prize pack!

Additionally, Highlights launched two new puzzle book clubs last year – Which Way USA and the Hidden Pictures Club.

There is a lot of fun to be had, today, and everyday with Highlights for Children.

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1 Dorothy Teel January 29, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Highlights my children had these for years and my grandchildren did also, I love puzzles and they make a child use their logic and brain to try to figure out how to solve the puzzle. I appreciate your review and it would be fun to do puzzles with my sons again, of course the youngest is now 32..LOL

2 Maralea January 29, 2014 at 5:21 pm

I remember how much my kids enjoyed this when they were younger! Such a fun magazine!

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