As parents hope to keep their children entertained while being home during this pandemic, pasttimes that not so long ago looked to be becoming obsolete are finding their way back into American households. This includes puzzles.
Puzzles are a great for young minds as they:
- Exercise both sides of the brain
- Improve memory
- Improve problem solving skills
- Improve visual and spatial reasoning
- Enhance mood
- Lower stress
- Can improve your IQ
So what parent wouldn’t want their child to enjoy puzzles? What could make puzzles better? Puzzles that are representative of your culture.
William Jones and Ericka Chambers, a brother and sister team from North Texas set out to fix the issue of the lack of representation in puzzles by launching Puzzles of Color. Their puzzles depict black culture with puzzles created from artists of color. “A lot of our puzzles that we ended up picking were like cartoons,” Jones shared with CBSNews. “It wasn’t , like, anything particularly that represented us as you know, as people of color.”
“It’s all about that representation. You don’t feel like an ‘other.’ You feel like you are a part of the world that you live in.” added Chambers.
Want to learn more about Puzzles of Color? Check out their website.
Article Source: CBSNews