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The school library is one of the first places where students begin their learning journey.  There are so many great resources on offer.  It provides the perfect opportunity for students to discover lifelong passions.  It can be anything from reading historical novels to studying genealogy.  Students can’t do them all.  They need to decide what suits them best.  Solving puzzles Read more…

eLearning is an excellent way for business and educational organisations to present their training and development materials.  It is a very cost-effective form of training and it allows employees or students to do the training whenever it suits them. When designing your e-course you will need to build in some form of testing and assessment so that your employees can Read more…

Solving puzzles has many benefits for people of all ages, particularly seniors and retirees. One of the many advantages is that they provide the opportunity to engage in an activity that fosters  lifelong learning. A University of the Third Age may consider offering their members access to  crossword, codeword and sudoku puzzles.  Establishing a ‘digital puzzle club’ course can be a Read more…

A healthy lifestyle is the key to a healthy brain.  We know that what we eat and drink has a direct impact on the cells of our brain and body.  But it’s also how we spend our days that has a big effect on our health in later life. Engage your entire brain As the Brain Foundation points out, our Read more…

Puzzles are a greatactivity for kids to do to help them boost their self esteem; and the best thing is that it can often happen quite unconsciously, because they are having too much fun to notice! Spelling long words can be a puzzle My favourite word in the dictionary is ‘sesquipedalian’, and it means (a person who is ‘given to Read more…

Have you ever thought about the amount of time you spend travelling?  Whether it is for work or for pleasure, it really is worth filling those hours with something useful and enjoyable.  Here are some tips and tricks about why you should have puzzles packed for your next trip. “Long-haul” travel doesn’t have to be boring It is very easy Read more…

If you have school-age children, crosswords and other types of puzzle games are great activities to supplement with their regular schoolwork.  They don’t have to stop learning just because they have come home.  If you have several children at school,  having a spelling bee around the dinner table is a great idea! You can choose to practise the spelling words Read more…

Panic attacks affect millions of people, young and old, around the world. They can be extremely debilitating.  However, we have some good news.  Research has discovered that solving a humble puzzle can be a useful tool to help keep them at bay. An article published in Psychology Today says that the best way to combat panic attacks is to engage Read more…

Introducing the Clue Detective Filmograppuzzle Have you tried a Filmograppuzzle yet?  They are a cryptogram we have designed on the theme of movies. A Portrait of An Actor Each Filmograppuzzle centres around an actor and a short list of movies (filmography) they have appeared in.  The puzzle is based on an Alphabet Swap Code, where one letter represents another.  We give Read more…

Share Your Knowledge With Your Grandchildren To Help Their Education It is a wonderful thing when a grandparent can be involved in their grandchild’s educational development.  And playing games is a great to do this.  All four of my grandparents encouraged my sister, brother and I to play games and puzzles.  They were activities that helped build our thinking and Read more…