Loads of Internet sites offer puzzles, riddles, word games, and other games to stimulate fun and learning. Check out a few of them! "Puzzle" your pupils! Included: Tips for integrating puzzles and other games into the curriculum!
What can children learn from and enjoy at the same time? Riddles and puzzles, that's what!
Puzzles and riddles have an inherent appeal to children, and through play, children can develop new concepts and reinforce skills in curriculum areas such as language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
Many sites on the World Wide Web offer puzzles and riddles; some sites provide links to many other sites that also feature puzzles. Visiting such sites engages students in learning through intriguing activities while enabling students to become more computer savvy.
PUZZLE SITES ACROSS THE GRADES
If you're looking to integrate "puzzling" fun into your students' Internet repertoire, here's a sampling of sites that you might want to check out:
TIPS FOR USING PUZZLES AND RIDDLES
Here are some ways to put online puzzles and riddles to work in the classroom:
ONE MORE PUZZLING RESOURCE
Netmom.com This Web site created by Jean Armour Polly, author of The Internet Kids and Family Yellow Pages provides a fairly complete resource of sites that are child-friendly including many links to puzzles, riddles, or other games.
Article by Sharon Cromwell
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