With two modes of learning, Puzzlets makes working toward a common goal with a friend, parent, or teacher a natural way to experience the game collaboratively.
In the video below, see how children at Fox Chapel’s O’Hara Elementary communicate and collaborate while learning with Puzzlets’ game Cork the Volcano in the school’s “Digital Dream Studio.”
We all want the best for our children, but kids just want to have fun. This can place us at odds with our children, but there is a better way. Puzzlets puts fun and learning hand-in-hand with gameplay that leads kids to create problem solving skills. We all learn from the technology we consume; so for children, utilizing tangible games (such as Puzzlets) develops intrinsic value and creativity.
“As children spend more and more time interacting with digital devices, they don’t have very many opportunities to create and experiment.”Mitchel Resnick, MIT Media Lab
The question isn’t if kids learn from the games that they play, but what they learn. Games designed for the Puzzlets platform focus on teaching children innovative ways of thinking, while ensuring they’re entertained.
Research has shown that engaging your body, as well as your mind, in an activity helps with attention and recall. A new learning philosophy, called embodied learning, has emerged to take advantage of this in the classroom. By simultaneously using their hands and their minds, kids are better able to stay with the activity and remember what they learned.
Puzzlets lets you bring embodied learning, also known as kinesthetic learning, into your home. Each of the games for the Puzzlets platform are designed to use interactive learning in order to maximize the player’s retention of the lesson materials. Check out all of the games for Puzzlets below along with the STEAM topics they teach.