Spot the Difference
Logical games and puzzles are popular among parents in all countries because doing them achieves educational purposes as well as the entertainment and excitement. Logical games develop logical thinking, provide kids with decision making skills, and stimulates improvement in creativity.
Just like with any other puzzle today you can find them online or in print. There are books devoted to puzzles like this. They are fun for all ages!
While logical puzzles, brain teasers, word games and crosswords can be introduced to children at the age of 6 or 8 years, the game named "spot the difference" can be easily used earlier. This game can easily be found in children's magazines and books for kids that have recently started to read.
The game itself consists of two pictures that almost resemble each other and you're asked to find certain differences amongst the two. These tasks can also be of different levels of difficulty. The simplest ones are big enough pictures with noticeable differences, like, for instance, absence or presence of a cat on the picture. And the difficulty can reach such level, that an attentive grown-up can hardly find all of them.
The most difficult "spot the difference" is, of course, ones with photos. Photos can contain a huge amount of details and it can be extremely hard to find the differences. Such puzzles can be found in the children's books and magazines, in the newspapers, in comics and online. Creating "spot the difference" tasks is now common by using Photoshop when the basic photo is a little altered and both are placed side by side.
"Spot the difference" is very useful activity for kids because a lot of them need to get some diligence and attentiveness before school-age. Devoting time to these activities will certainly improve the level of attentiveness and therefore provide better understanding of new things, better memorization and fun!
It's a good idea to start your child out early allowing them to develop and grow for when they start school. Logical thinking, decision-making and attentiveness are all features that have significant meaning in today's world.
"Spot the difference" is only one type of logical game or brain teasers. It's like a drop of water in the ocean! It requires patients and attentiveness. The main thing is to get a benefit and pleasure from your activities so if you find that these types of puzzles are not for you move on to something else. Using these types of things as educational and entertainment is a great decision in starting your child out early and at the same time helping him or her to develop new skills and abilities to broaden their horizons and mind power!
These types of puzzles are very common today and many are pleasantly surprised that they really enjoy them! It's great fun for the whole family.