Reviewed by Wendy
What it is: “The Everything Kids’ Puzzle Book: Mazes, Word Games, Puzzles & More!” (book) [Amazon Product Description]:
Wind your way through pages of endless fun!
- Decode a secret message using the phases of the moon.
- Wind your way through a pizza maze.
- Find hidden presidents, borrow some drachmas, and unscramble an invention time line.
- Play super duper tic-tac-toe, classic hangman, and match up snowflakes.
And look for Mervin the Mouse every time you turn the page—he’s watching from his hiding place to help you through this wild and whacky jam-packed puzzle book! Sharpen more than one pencil–there are enough puzzles here to keep you entertained for hours!
Brain Benefits: visual processing, attention, planning, strategy, logic & reasoning
What I Love: This book can keep kids entertained for hours on a rainy day, a long car ride or when they’re home sick. There really is something for everyone: circle the word, Hangman, “What’s the Difference?”, crossword puzzles, decoding games, mazes and much, much more. Also, the answers are in the back of the book, so kids can check for themselves rather than asking Mom or Dad each time. Many of these work for more than one person at a time (like Tic Tac Toe) so siblings can play together. There are also other editions, such as “The Everything Kids’ Word Search Puzzle and Activity Book” and “The Everything Kids Hidden Pictures Book.” The recommended age range is 7 to 12 years old, but it probably depends on the kid and the particular puzzle.
What I Would Change: Would be nice if there were more editions each year.