It nourishes her critical thinking skills. Puzzles are also a fun way for your child to practice math and word skills. Play these two puzzle games:1. Simplified Scrabble®. Give your child seven letters— A, C, I, L, O, P, V. Use scrabble tiles or make letter squares. Tell her she wins one point for each one-letter word, two for a two-letter word, and so on. Give a younger child easier letters and two of one letter, such as A, M, I, T, O, S, N. 2. Find the missing math symbol. Write four equations, such as 4*5=20, 4*5=9, 5*4=1 and 8*2=4. Tell your child to replace each asterisk with the correct symbol. She must determine whether the two numbers need to be multiplied, added, subtracted or divided to get the right answer.
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