Some of the simplest, fastest, and easy brain-boosting games are commonly referred to as Brainteasers. Brainteasers can be simple or very complicated, but often fun! Brainteasers strengthen critical thinking and problem-solving skills, build lateral thinking and new perspectives, improve cognitive skills like memory and processing speed, and trigger teamwork and communication.
One of the most requested items at Legacy Toys by kids and their caregivers is fidgets! What may have started as a fad a few years back has emerged as one of the most popular and requested items at Legacy Toys. Fidgets have evolved from the fidget spinner to very sophisticated, fun, and useful ways to both play and promote focus. Even more than a cognitive tool, the list of pros for fidgets is continually growing:
Supports calm and relaxation
Aides in physical therapy, wrist and finger strength
Hand strength and dexterity
Strengthens tactile and fine motor skills
Eases arthritic pain by increasing circulation and reducing stiffness
Solution for sensory seekers
A healthy way to use repetitive actions to calm overactive nervous systems
Humans have a lot of incredible abilities. We can jump, run, throw things, speak, sing, dance, play musical instruments,… the list goes on and on. But we think one of the most unique and most incredible of all our skills is the ability to reason.