For the last several years Sudoku has become a popular game for many children and teens to play and has been fast to spread across the world! This simple logic puzzle is popular and very entertaining. Kids benefit from this game of logic.
Sudoku puzzles were published in the US around 1970. They are sometimes known as “Number Squares”. They were popular for many years in Japan, where the name “Sudoku” was coined. The current craze was started when newspapers started publishing the puzzles. Within weeks the puzzles were picked up in other publications and Sudoku became the pastime of choice for commuters, adult – and even kids!
From a parent’s point of view, Sudoku puzzles are great for long trips, waiting rooms, and rainy afternoons. They have become popular in the classroom as teachers challenge kids with their benefits and using them as activities for children who finish early, as whole class activity, or as “homework”. Many teacher magazines have has recommended that Sudoku puzzles be used in the classroom as brain exercise!
These puzzles develop a child’s logic, reasoning skills and concentration. Sudoku puzzles, done at the right level, build a child’s confidence. Children of all abilities enjoy the challenge of a Sudoku puzzle,as long as the puzzle is age-appropriate. Keep in mind that many puzzles published in newspapers are too difficult for young children, it is worth looking for puzzles made especially for kids. Children as young as five years old can are entertained the 4×4 grids, then build up to the 6×6 grids and finally the traditional 9×9 grid.
Sudoku is an appealing way to use numbers, your child does not need high mathematical skills to solve the puzzles – only logic. By using logical reasoning appropriate to a child’s age, he can decides how to place numbers into a Sudoku grid. There is only one correct answer for each puzzle, no guessing is necessary, and rules are easy to learn. The more puzzles you do, the better a person becomes. Most puzzles typically take a child about 20-30 minutes to complete, and gives them a outstanding sense of satisfaction when finished!
This is really, is the secret of their popularity. A person feels good when after finishing one! Your child will want to try another one, and another …. They are excellent for both learning and entertainment.