Bringing Fun with Words to Youngest with Picture Crossword Puzzle Apps for Kids
Crosswords make adult’s brain healthier and they offer a fun way to overcome boredom, at least science says so: http://www.lifehack.org/374975/science-explains-why-crossword-puzzles-are-good-for-your-mental-health.
They are excellent mental stimulators, teach new words and create bonding if solved in groups. Some researches also claim that crossword puzzles do not make our brains younger and keep us smarter: https://www.brainhq.com/brain-resources/brain-facts-myths/brain-mythology/brain-myth-doing-crossword-puzzles-can-keep-your-brain-young.
But, without a doubt, they are fun.
Doing a crossword is a series of small, well-earned victories. Markus Kolic
A crossword focuses you on the task at hand and makes you think it about it in a specific, slow, methodical way, yet there are essentially no consequences to what you’re doing, so you don’t have the pressure & stress that’s usually associated with acute critical thinking. It’s the mental equivalent of going for a long walk. Markus Kolic
Crossword puzzles are also popular in schools, and they are empowering curriculums. Besides printable crosswords, there are also many apps providing generated crosswords for classrooms.
There is one catch in offering them to the younger children, it is text description for lines. And this is a crucial moment, that might make them unattractive.
Luckily, teachers found the way to make them attractive, using pictures as descriptions. At the beginning of every row/column stands picture as a description of the term needed to be written.
Therefore, we have embraced the idea of picture crossword puzzles and created picture crossword app game that can be filled with images from our gallery or your personal import making them suitable for use and play for youngest. Suitable for all kids starting to learn writing, and for little bit older kids learning terms from the curriculum. Importantly, picture crossword puzzles can be an additional teaching tool in teacher’s arsenal to match specific child’s interest, if needed, and inspire it for learning.
Download our picture crosswords examples with on click on picture below.