Do you flip right to the crossword puzzle in the newspaper? When you need to unwind, do you reach for sudoku? During a stressful day, do you long for a logic puzzle? You’re doing your brain a favor when you solve puzzles! When you solve a word puzzle, you increase your vocabulary and spelling skills. Puzzles can build logic and increase your problem solving skills, and you may find yourself thinking more clearly and quickly. Plus, you’ll get a little surge of dopamine, the neurotransmitter that regulates your mood, when you successfully solve a puzzle.
If you’d like to give your brain a workout, try one of these books from our catalog!
A great introduction to logic puzzles; you’ll start with easy puzzles and get progressively more difficult, sort of like a Couch to 5K for your brain.
This is cross-training for your brain! The exercises in this book will work on six cognitive functions.
Find Momo: A Photography Book by Andrew Knapp
Every workout needs a cool down. Enjoy some beautiful photography and build your sense of observation while you look for Momo the border collie.
(Friendly reminder: please don’t show your work in the library books!)
During the month of March, visit the adult section of the library and pick up a word search puzzle! Each week will feature a different theme and you can solve the puzzles in the old-fashioned way, with a pen or pencil.