One way to put your child’s mind to work is with the continued exposure to puzzles! Children of all ages can gain benefits from playing with puzzles. These brain-building activities help develop cognitive and fine-motor skills, foster cooperative play and spur problem-solving prowess. Not only are puzzles a perfect way to spend some quality time together, but kids feel proud of themselves for completing one. Better yet, they’re an interactive way to teach colors, letters, numbers, shapes, animals and beyond. For this activity, we completed a fox puzzle! Each puzzle had anywhere from three to seven pieces, and students were encouraged to try and work out the puzzles on their own. They were told to first count the pieces and then arrange them into a shape. Following the completion of the puzzles, students were instructed to try them again!