Growing children can be benefited in multiple ways, always adapting the size of the pieces and difficulty for their age.
- Cognitive benefits: Puzzles help develop perception, organization, concentration.
- Physical benefits: Although it does not seem like physical exercise, making a puzzle requires motor coordination and controlled use of the hand, which leads to the development of the "fine gripper" (taking a small thing between the thumb and forefinger of the hand).
- Emotional benefits: They also teach patience, self-confidence, and self-control. Making a puzzle takes time and effort. When finishing a puzzle we feel admiration and recognition for achieving it, especially in children.
- Puzzles are also used in occupational therapy after traumatic injuries to the fingers and hands and also after suffering brain injuries in which we must re-educate the brain and improve coordination with the arms.