In word searches, all the words are hidden vertically, horizontally, or diagonally – in either direction. It is up to you to scan through the rows and see if you can find complete words that are hidden in a scramble of letters. Word searches, in addition to boosting your brain function, problem-solving skills and spelling, are a great way for people of all learning abilities to learn new words, increase their vocabulary, and sharpen their pattern-spotting abilities.
Math puzzles come in many varieties. Some more straightforward number puzzles require calculations to find the solution. Others are more like logic puzzles and challenge you to look for a pattern, and others present the puzzle through pictures. They test your brain and critical thinking skills while also teaching you some math principles that you can use in everyday life.
Optical illusions are pictures that turn into something else when you squint, or images that have two meanings at once. Optical illusions train your brain to think deeper than what meets the eye. These visual puzzles can give you a good mental workout that can, in turn, help you think more efficiently and solve problems more easily.
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